Week 0: Stars Of The Palmetto State

The season kicked off for plenty of teams around the state during Week 0 and inside we bring you the "Stars Of The Palmetto State" from this week. Some already known commodities shined while some new names also had big time performances. Come inside to see who made the list for Week 0 with SCPrepNation.com.


SCPrepNation.com's Week 0 Stars Of The Palmetto State
Reese Hannon – Quarterback – Greer High
Final Score: Greer 34, Seneca 10

Hannon quietly goes about his business and has already landed 3 early offers. Friday night though it wasn't his passing that really stood out as he went for 63 yards and a touchdown through the air, it was his rushing ability. The 6'3 205 pound prospect showed that he isn't just a pocket passer as he was efficient with the read option with 16 carries for 96 yards on the ground. The 2012 prospect helped Greer defeat Seneca 34-10 in their season opener. Hannon will continue to get better and add that he's a superb student in the classroom (4.87 GPA) we're expecting more schools to come with offers before long.

Joey Copeland – Quarterback – Gaffney High
Final Score: Gaffney 47, Boiling Springs 0

We thought Gaffney was going to have a hard time replacing Shrine Bowl selection DeEdward Burris who guided the team last year. If he can do just half of what he did in his first game as the new starter Joey Copeland is going to carry the Indians a long way this year. Copeland looked very comfortable under center and utilized a talented wide receiving corps with a 22-32 night for 369 yards and 4 touchdowns. Copeland also added 12 rushes for 39 yards and 2 more touchdowns. The Indians looked primed and ready for this one as we didn't expect this one to be so lopsided.

Quinshad Davis – Wide Receiver – Gaffney High
Final Score: Gaffney 47, Boiling Springs 0

Davis was at it again on Friday night. Despite the defense of the Bulldogs Davis snared 7 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown. Currently rated 3-stars by Scout don't be surprised to see him rise back to 4-stars if he continues to pile up big numbers. Expect more big offers to come his way as well after not hitting the camp circuit hard and coaches wanting to see him play in person early in the season.

Shaquille Davidson – Wide Receiver – Gaffney High
Final Score: Gaffney 47, Boiling Springs 0

Here's a guy who we liked last season and on Friday he really stepped it up in the blowout win. Davidson had 4 catches for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns. One play in particular where he took a screen pass and broke several tackles en route to a 75 yard touchdown. We'll keep a close eye on Davidson moving forward.

Casey Gladney – Wide Receiver – Columbia High
Final Score: Columbia 31, Lower Richland 14

Gladney came out and dominated in all facets of the game on Friday night. Gladney caught 2 touchdowns on the night and had over 200+ all-purpose yards for the Capitals.

Committed to Alabama.
Ky Tyler – Quarterback/Athlete – Columbia High
Final Score: Columbia 31, Lower Richland 14

Tyler is a player who has a lot of tools and he's got a nice set of skills lining up at center for the Capitals. On Friday night he utilized his athleticism early on with 3 rushing touchdowns and also threw for two scores to his teammate Gladney. We'll try to catch up with Ky Tyler this coming week to give you an update regarding his recruitment so stay tuned.

Marcus Edmond – Cornerback/Quarterback – Lower Richland High
Final Score: Columbia 31, Lower Richland 14

We were highly impressed with Edmond when he attended the Badger Sport South Showcase in Bamberg this past spring. He emerged as the event's cornerback MVP and he displayed those talents again on Friday night against Columbia. Edmond had a number of stops but it was his 94 yard touchdown return on an interception that highlighted his night. Edmond also led the Diamond Hornets in rushing with 59 yards on the night. He's a player we're betting will be one of the best in the 2013 class as he continues to improve and grow.

Patrick Alston – Wide Receiver – Hanahan High
Final Score: Hartsville 47, Hanahan 19

Alston had a nice night for the Hawks despite the team having a ton of turnovers. He finished with 5 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown. The 6'0 175 pound speedster is starting to emerge as his senior season starts and we'll be talking with him soon to bring you up to speed regarding his recruitment.

Jerrod Davis – Running Back – Blythewood High
Final Score: Blythewood 37, South Florence 22

Davis had a strong showing on Friday night with 24 carries for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns. He provided a nice balance for coach Reggie Kennedy's squad paired with standout wide receiver Damar Hall. Davis is a player we'll keep a close eye out for moving forward.

Ashton Heard – Running Back/Athlete – Abbeville High
Final Score: Abbeville 15, Chester 7

This game has been on the mind of the Panthers during the off season as Chester was the only team to defeat them last year before winning the 1A state championship. Heard and company did what they had to do to avenge the loss in hopes of winning another state title this year. One of the state's strongest players pound for pound Heard had 148 yards on 26 carries for the Panthers while scoring 2 touchdowns. One of the state's most underrated players Heard should start picking up more interest and some offers during his senior season.

Dijuan Ussery – Wide Receiver – Nation Ford High
Final Score: Nation Ford 34, Forestview (NC) 27

Ussery is a track star who put on a show with his speed against Forestview High from North Carolina. Ussery hauled in 4 catches for 126 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Falcons. He also had a punt return for a touchdown in the victory over the Jaguars.

Lee Wright – Running Back – York High
Final Score: York 75, Lewisville 0

This one wasn't pretty at all but the Bobby Carroll era at York got off to a huge start with Wright leading the way on the ground. The running back prospect had 11 carries for 191 yards and 4 touchdowns. We will continue to watch Wright closely as the season rolls on.

Chip Wannamaker – Running Back – Bamberg-Ehrhardt High
Final Score: Bamberg-Ehrhardt 35, Orangeburg-Wilkinson 7

With Demetrius Williams now playing at North Carolina Tech the Red Raiders turned to Wannamaker who starred on their JV team last season until moving up late in the season. It appears the Red Raiders are in good hands as he had 22 carries for 163 yards and 4 touchdowns in an impressive win for the 1A Red Raiders over the 4A Bruins. With a strong offensive line up front expect more big things out of Wannamaker this season.

Coaches email us with information about players who had outstanding performances at SCPrepNation@aol.com to be considered for our SCPrepNation.com's "Stars Of The Palmetto State" series as well as Scout.com's "Stars Of The South" series this season.

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