Spring Practice Number 7 Held Thursday
Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
Third-year player who has worked at both defensive end and linebacker in his Gamecock career... listed as a second-team defensive end entering the fall... had a standout spring, garnering Rex Enright Defensive Player of the Spring accolades, awarded at the spring game... has the quickness and speed to put pressure on the quarterback coming off the edge... hoping to gain some weight during the off season... lettered in 2012 for his work primarily on special teams.
2012: Redshirt freshman who played on special teams... logged three tackles in six games... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2011: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played mostly defensive end at Ridgeland High School in Rossville, Ga., graduating in 2011.. coached by Mark Mariakis... recorded 119 tackles and 15 sacks as a senior, earning Class AAA all-state honors... tallied 68 tackles with 12 sacks and 14 tackles for loss as a junior for the Panthers... team went 9-2 during his junior campaign and was the Region 6-AAA champions... considered a three-star prospect, the 47th-best outside linebacker in the nation and the 58th-best player in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com... regarded as a three-star prospect by both Scout.com and 247Sports.com... named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region class... also had offers from Miami (Fla.), Kentucky and Middle Tennessee State.
PERSONAL: Mason Harris was born July 28, 1993... is a hospitality management major at South Carolina.