Quick links:
 Latest Team Rankings
 Free Rivals Alerts
 Member Services
ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports

January 22, 2014

USC adds Caldwell

South Carolina's football staff has sought potential early contributor prospects at the defensive end position in the 2014 class and added another that fits the bill on Wednesday.

Poplarville (Miss.) Pearl River Community College's Darrius Caldwell became an official pledge to South Carolina this week after Gamecock defensive line coach Deke Adams paid a visit to his school.

The 6-foot-6, 240-pounder, who will have two years of eligibility at the Division I level, is a product of Atlanta (Ga.) Mays High where he drew numerous scholarship offers (including South Carolina) prior to signing with Illinois.

As a redshirt freshman at Illinois, Caldwell played in all 12 games and tallied 17 tackles, 2.5 sacks, five tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Caldwell is the seventeenth verbal commitment for South Carolina in the 2014 class (JUCO DT Abu Lamin has already enrolled at USC). Caldwell joins fellow JUCO prospect Jhaustin Thomas as in the ranks of the Gamecock defensive end commitments as well as Rivals100 member Dante Sawyer. Goose Creek's Kalan Ritchie may also start his career on the defensive line.

IMPACT ANALYSIS: What does Caldwell's commitment mean for USC? What type of player is he?

More recruiting updates for subscribers

The latest on a strange Poona Ford recruitment

FREE: Bryson Allen-Williams is not wavering, talks other visits & more

Midweek recruiting scoop has the latest on Shaq Davidson visiting Auburn and more

4-star CB Wesley Green goes in-depth on USC taking the lead

4-star DL, FSU commit Dexter Wideman says his trip could not have gone any better

Not a member? Get a $99 gift card FREE plus gain access to our blowout coverage of this weekend and all our premium content on GamecockCentral.com with a new membership!

On Gamecock Central now!
@GamecockCentral on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook

South Carolina NEWS


Latest Headlines:

Rivals.com is your source for: College Football | Football Recruiting | College Basketball | Basketball Recruiting | College Baseball | High School | College Merchandise
Site-specific editorial/photos GamecockCentral.com. All rights reserved. This website is an officially and independently operated source of news and information not affiliated with any school or team.
About | Advertise with Us | Contact | Privacy Policy | About our Ads | Terms of Service | Copyright/IP policy | Yahoo! Sports - NBC Sports Network

Statistical information 2014 STATS LLC All Rights Reserved.