December 16, 2007

Shrine Bowl Hot 11: South Carolina

[rl]The Hot 11 from the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas highlights 11 of the top performers over the course of the week of practice/workouts and performance during the game as determined by

The following is the Hot 11 for the South Carolina team from the 71st annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

Listed in alphabetical order.

Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas Hot 11: South Carolina

DaQuan Bowers, DE, Banberg-Ehrhardt

Committed to Clemson

Bowers was hampered by injury during practice week but showed enough on day one to wow the spectators. He is extremely athletic and was explosive at the line of scrimmage.

Jaron Brown, WR, Cheraw

He is a physical specimen for a receiver. He also has very good speed, and the ability to get deep. Don't be surprised if he ends up as a safety.

Everette Dawkins, DE, Byrnes

Committed to Florida State

Compensated for his size nicely with good use of his hands and great intensity at the line of scrimmage. Dawkins has been tough to contain at the line of scrimmage particularly in pass rush situations.

Andre Ellington, RB, Berkeley

committed to Clemson

Is not the biggest back but he has all the moves and tremendous hands coming out of the backfield. He also is a threat to take it to the outside and go the distance.

Dalton Freeman, OL, Pelion

Freeman has the ideal frame to play all three offensive line positions. He has a flat back in his stance and works extremely hard on every practice snap and is proficient in pass protection.

A.J. Green, WR, Summerville

Committed to Georgia

Green's wasn't always the most productive receiver during the Shrine Bowl practices but he showed flashes of his unique abilities. He then backed up his ranking with a big-time performance on game day.

Sam Hammond, OL, Union

Still learning the offensive line position after his switch from defensive tackle in game three of his senior year. He has a tremendous body, and is very powerful and athletic. His lateral movement is superior when compared to the average offensive line entering college. Needs to sew up his academics.

Marquan Jones, WR, Blythewood

Committed to Clemson

On the first two days of practice, Jones was the top receiving threat on a talented receiving corps for South Carolina. He ran smooth routes, showed good hands and a distinct ability to get open in coverage.

Sterling Lucas, LB, Orangeburg Wilkinson

Came out of nowhere to be one of the top defenders for the South Carolina team. Has a big physical frame, ran well and had a great nose for the ball all week. Intercepted a pass in the game and was named the Shrine Bowl defensive MVP.

Kenneth Page, OG, A.C. Flora

Physically is the most ready offensive lineman on the South Carolina team that is ready to contribute next year. He is a physical specimen that runs incredibly well for 295 pounds.

Carter Rice, CB, Byrnes

Committed to Kentucky

He is super quick and very confident. Really impressed me going head-to-head against A.J. Green in practice. Had a nice interception in the Shrine Bowl game.

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