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Shaq Davidson (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney), who is No. 140 in the ESPN 300 and the nation's No. 17 wide receiver, chose to stay home and play for South Carolina. So how will the four-star wideout fare for the Gamecocks? Our scouts break it down:
What he brings: Fluidity and big-play flair. Davidson isn't an imposing player, but he is very smooth and slippery, which gives him value after the catch. He also has experience as a Wildcat QB. He has enough speed to stretch the field and we look forward to seeing him back to full strength post-knee injury, which seemed to hamper his top-end speed last season.
How he fits: Much like current Gamecock WR Shaq Roland, not only in name, but in style. He is an outside receiving threat who will not bring the size and physicality to the game the way Alshon Jeffery did, but he can still bring a vertical presence.
Reminds us of: He is a Stedman Bailey-type. Consistent, reliable and flashy enough to scare you with the ball in his hands or as a vertical threat.
History at position: Recently it has been very strong with the likes of Jeffery and Ace Sanders. Roland is expected to be a significant presence too. Sidney Rice was a fine player in Columbia and oh yeah, Sterling Sharpe wasn't bad either.
How class is shaping up: The Gamecocks currently sit at nine verbal commitments with four in the ESPN 300, and three of those are ranking in the top 150. TE-Y Kevin Crosby is a big need for South Carolina and could see early playing time. CB Wesley Green is one the best athletes in this secondary class. We would expect that South Carolina continue to add to the trenches on defense as the Jadeveon Clowney years are almost over.