Spring Practice Number 7 Held Thursday
Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
Redshirt freshman who is listed as the top backup behind All-American Jadeveon Clowney at defensive end... fast coming off the edge in pass rushing situations... looking to add some weight as he continues his Carolina career... honored as the Most Improved Player on defense during the spring at the 2013 spring game.
2012: Played briefly against East Carolina and UAB... logged three tackles, all against the Blazers, including a half tackle for loss... sat out the remainder of the season with an injury to his right wrist... petitioned for a medical redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Won Georgia's AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year honors by the AJC after a 21-sack senior season at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., graduating in 2012... coached by Kyle Hockman... squad went 10-2 in his senior season... named to the PARADE All-America team... also played basketball... was a three-star prospect, the 22nd-best weakside defensive end and 15th-best player in Georgia by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 46th-best defensive end by Scout.com... a three-star recruit, the 47th-best defensive end and the 41st-best player in the state according to ESPN.com... a four-star recruit, the 20th-best defensive end and the 22nd-best player in Georgia by 247Sports.com... was a high school teammate of Carolina signee Nick St. Germain and current Gamecocks Rory Anderson and Marquis Roberts... selected South Carolina over Arkansas among others.
PERSONAL: Darius English was born Aug. 25, 1994... is a hospitality management major.