Junior defensive back who enters the fall as the number three strong safety behind Emanuel Cook and Mark Barnes... began his Carolina career as a wide receiver... also has seen some action at cornerback... played in 17 games over the past two years.
2007: Played in eight-of-12 games... saw more playing time as the season unfolded... did not play in the first four games, then saw action on special teams over the next four contests... saw action in the secondary in each of the final four games of the season... credited with eight tackles, including seven solo stops... had two solo stops against Florida and a solo and an assisted tackle versus Arkansas. 2006: Opened the season as a wide receiver and was converted to cornerback midway through the campaign... played on special teams in the opener at Mississippi State... worked on the offensive side of the ball for the first time against Wofford... recorded all three of his receptions against Auburn... moved to cornerback prior to the Kentucky game... saw action in each of the final four regular season contests, primarily on special teams... credited with three tackles in nine games.
High School: Graduated from Lovejoy (Ga.) High School in 2006 where he played for Coach Al Hughes... made 35 catches for 600 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior... all-region selection helped Lovejoy to a pair of regional championships... also competed on the Lovejoy track & field and basketball teams... was a two-time state champion in the triple jump and placed fifth in the 200m... honor roll student.
Personal: Dorian Christopher Hail was born July 21, 1988... major is criminal justice... chose South Carolina over scholarship offers from Georgia Tech and Bowling Green.