Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
Redshirt freshman who will begin the fall with the second-team unit at the strong safety position behind returning starter Brison Williams after splitting his freshman campaign between cornerback and free safety.
2012: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Logged 83 tackles with two interceptions as a senior defensive back at Banneker High School in College Park, Ga., graduating in 2012... coached by Marquis Slaton... team finished 6-4 in his senior season... played in the Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. following his senior season... named to the AJC All-District team... named one of Fulton County's "Fantastic Four"... was a four-star prospect, the 15th-best safety and the 22nd-best player in Georgia by Rivals.com... was a three-star prospect and the nation's 45th-best safety by Scout.com... a four-star recruit, the nation's 123rd-best player, the fifth-best safety and the 13th-best player in the state according to ESPN.com... a four-star recruit, the 227th-best player in the country, the 13th-best safety and the 19th-best player in Georgia by 247Sports.com... the PrepStar All-American selected South Carolina over Georgia, Vanderbilt and Arkansas among others... Banneker High School also produced former Gamecocks Ladi Ajiboye and Carlos Thomas.
PERSONAL: Chaz Elder was born April 11, 1994... is a sport and entertainment management major.