Junior college transfer whose given name is Toquavius but goes by "Qua".... joined the Gamecocks in January and went through spring drills... emerged as candidate for duty at the Mike linebacker position... has three years to play three at Carolina.
2009: Spent the season at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. playing for coach Troy Morrell... recorded 61 tackles, including 45 solo stops as a linebacker earning All-Jayhawk Conference honors... had 10.5 tackles for loss with 4.5 sacks... credited with four pass breakups and three quarterback hurries while helping the Grizzlies to an 8-3 record... considered a four-star prospect and ranked as the nation's 24th-best junior college player by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com.... considered the 33rd-best junior college player available according to SuperPrep... committed to Houston after turning down offers from Kansas and Kansas State among others before returning to his home state.
2008: Redshirted as a true freshman at BCCC to learn the linebacker position.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2008 graduate of Abbeville (S.C.) High School where he played running back and linebacker... earned a spot in the 2007 SCADA North-South Game... rushed 170 times for 1,450 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior for the Panthers.
PERSONAL: Toquavius Gilchrist was born January 11, 1990... is a sociology major at South Carolina.