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Stephon Gilmore

Player Profile

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Rock Hill, S.C.

High School:
South Pointe

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 188

Position:
CB

Experience:
HS

Highly-touted player out of Rock Hill's South Pointe High School... enrolled at Carolina in January and went through spring drills... great competitor and tough, physical player with great ball skills... came out of spring as a probable starter at cornerback... could also see action at quarterback in the "Wild Cock" formation.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, S.C. in December of 2008.. earned first-team all-state honors by The State as a senior playing for head coach Bobby Carroll... named to the prestigious PARADE All-America team and was a first-team All-American by EA Sports... named Mr. Football for the state of South Carolina... helped his team to a perfect 15-0 record and the South Carolina AAAA Division II title as a senior... rushed for 1,331 yards and 23 touchdowns and passed for 1,771 yards with 14 scores... rushed for 119 yards and three TDs and passed for 69 yards and another score in the state championship game win over Northwestern... played quarterback in the 72nd Shrine Bowl Game of the Carolinas... rushed for 71 yards and passed for 28 more to lead the Sandlappers to a come-from-behind victory over the Tar Heels, earning Offensive MVP honors... selected to participate in the Under Armour High School All-American Game in Orlando... surpassed the 1,000-yard mark both passing and rushing in 2007... a four-star prospect who was the second-best prospect in the state of South Carolina, the nation's sixth-best "athlete" and listed 84th overall by Rivals.com... considered a five-star prospect and the nation's third-best safety according to Scout.com... listed first among South Carolina players and 48th among SuperPrep's Elite 50... listed among PrepStar's Top 250... ranked 18th on the ESPNU 150... had offers from more than 30 programs while choosing to play his college ball at Carolina... played with 2009 Gamecock signees DeVonte Holloman and Charles Holmes at South Pointe.

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