Many times the old adage “iron sharpens iron” plays out on the football gridiron, and that remains true on the USC practice field.
As Fall camp disappears from the Gamecocks’ rear-view mirror and the focus narrows to their opening game against NC State, the members of the USC defense confess the best offense they might see is the one they practice against every day.
Bryson Allen-Williams, who has been rotating between strongside linebacker and defensive end (BUCK), said there aren’t too many teams that match the depth on the South Carolina offense. Allen-Williams talked about which of his skills translate best to the BUCK position, and what he envisions from the Wolfpack next week:
Allen-Williams is learning from a younger player at BUCK, DJ Wonnum, whose time on the field increased late last season. Wonnum believes he and Allen-Williams can make a dynamic duo for the revamped Gamecock pass rush:
The secondary has earned contributions from a player who just received a scholarship this week in Javon Charleston. The redshirt sophomore now has a steady hold at the safety position after rotating between offense and defense earlier in his USC tenure. Charleston talked about the moment Will Muschamp told him he was on scholarship:
Charleston’s roommate, senior safety DJ Smith, said earlier that day they were even discussing how he would pay the rent due at the end of the month. Now that Charleston is on scholarship, Smith is happy he can focus on playing ball and the task at hand next week against NC State: