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Gamecocks offer emerging Alabama LB

Gamecocks offer emerging Alabama LB

With three outside linebackers already committed in the 2009 recruiting class, South Carolina is still looking for an enforcer of the future at middle linebacker. Coach Ron Cooper has a proven history of finding hidden gems in the Yellowhammer State, and he recently extended an offer to a physical, hard-hitting player that fits that mold. Read inside for all the details.

The Gamecocks faced a double-edged sword last season when middle linebacker and team leader Jasper Brinkley went down with a season-ending LCL injury. The loss of Brinkley severely depleted the Gamecocks' 2007 run defense, but at the same time bolstered their 2008 defense by way of a medical waiver Brinkley was granted, allowing him to complete his eligibility this season. Inevitably, the...

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