#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks add big DT Elijah Davis to commitment class

Elijah Davis

DT Elijah Davis (6-4 300) of Wagener-Salley has been eying going to USC since his junior season in high school. He had to delay things while he finished his two years at East Mississippi JC, but the dream of playing for the Gamecocks has indeed come true.

Davis announced a commitment to the Gamecocks and will join the program in January after playing a second season in Scooba, MS. He visited USC again this month for the bowl practice. Davis made his official visit to USC in October and also visited in May and June.

Some of his other offers were Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State, Georgia, Auburn, Miami, Texas, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Ole Miss, Texas Tech and UAB.

Among his other visits since May were stops at Tennessee, Florida State, Alabama and Ole Miss. He made an official visit to Tennessee earlier this month.

Davis was first offered by USC in his junior season of 2019 when Will Muschamp was the head coach. He did not have the grades to go straight to a D-1 program, so it was off to East Mississippi after his senior season at Wagener-Salley.

Shane Beamer and defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey picked back up on the recruiting for the Gamecocks when they arrived on the scene in December of 2020.

“He (Lindsay) said my play style is very good, and I’ve picked up on a lot of things I was slack on in high school. They like that about me.” Davis said earlier this year.

This season Davis recorded 35 total tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss and 3 sacks.

USC 2023 Commitments: (26)

  • JUDGE COLLIER                      CB     6-1   190     LEGION COLLEGIATE
  • MONTEQUE RHAMES              DE    6-6   240     SUMTER
  • ZAVION HARDY                       DE    6-6   240     MACON, GA
  • DESMOND UMEOZULU            DE    6-6   240     UPPER MARLBORO, MD
  • XZAVIER MCLEOD                   DT     6-5   324     CAMDEN
  • ELIJAH DAVIS                          DT     6-4   300     EAST MISSISSIPPI JC
  • GRAYSON HOWARD                LB     6-3   223     JACKSONVILLE
  • DONTAVIUS BRASWELL          RB     5-11 200     SANDERSVILLE, GA
  • MARIO ANDERSON JR.            RB     5-11 215     TRANSFER NEWBERRY
  • NICK GARGIULO                      OC    6-5   290     TRANSFER YALE
  • TROVON BAUGH                     OT     6-4   315     ATLANTA
  • JATAVIUS SHIVERS                 OT     6-7   270     VILLA RICA, GA
  • MARKEE ANDERSON               OT     6-5   280     DORMAN
  • OLUWATOSIN BABALADE       OT     6-5   296     WASHINGTON, DC
  • ZABHARI SANDY                     SAF   6-1   204     WASHINGTON, DC
  • JALON KILGORE                      SAF   6-2   196     EATONTON, GA
  • CAMERON UPSHAW                SAF   6-3   185     PERRY, FL
  • VICARI SWAIN                          SAF   6-0   175     CARROLLTON, GA
  • CONNOR COX                         TE     6-6   227     JACKSONVILLE
  • KAMRON SANDLIN                   TE     6-4   210     ANNISTON, AL
  • NICK ELKSNIS                         TE     6-6   243     TRANSFER FLORIDA
  • TREY KNOX                             TE     6-5   245     TRANSFER ARKANSAS
  • REID MIKESKA                        TE     6-6   233     CYPRESS, TX
  • KELTON HENDERSON             WR    5-11 175     LEHIGH ACRES, FL
  • CJ ADAMS                               WR    6-3   210     MABLETON, GA                                       
  • TYSHAWN RUSSELL                WR    6-2   185     HARRISBURG, PA

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