Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
Thursday's Practice Report
Postseason honors candidate at the defensive tackle position... has 10 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in his first two campaigns... has made 17 career starts... recognized as teh Everday Hustle Award winner for the defense at the 2013 spring game.
2012: True sophomore who put together a solid season in the middle of the defensive line... started all 11 games in which he appeared... logged 38 tackles with 8.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks... credited with a career-best eight tackles including 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack in the season opener at Vanderbilt... had a seven-yard sack against UAB... earned a spot on Phil Steele's third-team Midseason All-SEC squad... had seven stops including a tackle for loss at LSU... injured his shoulder in that contest and did not make the trip to Florida... also missed the Tennessee contest due to the injury... recorded a sack in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan.
2011: True freshman defensive tackle who joined the squad in the spring after spending the fall of 2010 at Fork Union Military Academy... really developed during the season as he grew accustomed to major college football... named second team Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com, third team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and SEC All-Freshman by Rivals.com... played in 12 of 13 games, starting each of the last six contests... recorded 28 tackles including 2.0 tackles for loss... added four quarterback hurries... had a season-high five tackles in the win over The Citadel... added four stops against both Auburn and Tennessee.
2010: Originally signed with South Carolina in February 2010... attended Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy where he was a four-star prospect and considered the nation's third-best prep school player by Rivals.com... regarded as a four-star prospect by Scout.com and 247Sports... coached by John Shuman. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Greenwood (S.C.) High School in 2010... named to Parade Magazine's 47th annual All-American High School Football Team... earned all-state honors as a senior as selected by The State... logged 77 tackles (41 solo), nine sacks, 17.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries (one for touchdown) and two blocked kicks... selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl... earned second-team all-state honors as a junior after logging 75 tackles, including 21 for a loss, and 17 sacks... also ran track at Greenwood... considered a four-star prospect, the nation's ninth-best defensive tackle, the state's seventh-best player and the nation's 91st-best player overall by Rivals.com... given a three-star rating and considered the No. 33 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com... rated a four-star prospect, the 11th-best defensive tackle and 124th overall on ESPN.com's Top 150... ranked as the 19th-best defensive lineman in the country by SuperPrep... rated 53rd on PrepStar's Top 150 Dream Team... also had offers from Clemson, LSU, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Florida State and North Carolina.
PERSONAL: Kelcy Quarles was born January 23, 1992... is a public health major... father, Buddy, played at South Carolina from 1984-87 for Coach Joe Morrison.