Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/School

Kwamelle Barnes OL 6-5 315 Saluda HS

Jermaine Baxley DB 6-3 185 Waynesboro, Ga.

Alex Brown DB 5-10 170 Lake Marion HS

Quan Caldwell WR 5-11 170 Chester HS

Kendall Cobb TE 6-2 250 Lawrenceville, Ga.

Quadarius Fair WR 6-2 200 Northwestern HS

Damu Ford FB 5-11 240 Dillon HS

T.J. Foster WR 6-3 175 Union HS

DeAngelo Frasier TE 6-5 213 Baptist Hill HS

Caleb Harris OL 6-5 260 Dutch Fork HS

Lynard Jamison WR 5-9 165 Blythewood HS

Jontavious Mack DL 6-2 290 Lackawanna College

Austin Ruger TE 6-2 225 Dutch Fork HS

Tyler Scandrett P/PK 5-9 170 Barnesville, Ga.

Robbie Stephenson OL 6-3 250 Atlanta

K.J. Williams TE 6-1 230 Dutch Fork HS

Bryant Wilson DE 6-5 230 Waynesboro, Ga.


Coming off a 9-4 season that included an FCS playoff berth, the South Carolina State coaching staff felt their biggest needs for 2014 were to bolster the offensive line and add depth to the defense. S.C. State lost 15 seniors from last year's team which went 7-1 in the MEAC and shared the league title.

The Bulldogs' 17 signees Wednesday included three offensive linemen and three tight ends along with four defensive specialists.

Twelve of the signees hail from South Carolina while the remainder played for Georgia schools.

"It's a good group of guys that satisfied some of our wants and needs for the upcoming year," head coach Buddy Pough said. "The good thing and most important part of the process was that it was a good year for instate kids. We were able to lean more heavily towards South Carolina kids than we did before."

Among the S.C. State signees was Baptist Hill tight end DeAngelo Frasier (6-5, 213), a two-time Post and Courier All-Lowcountry pick who had 51 catches for 943 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior and 42 receptions for 1,235 yards and 14 TDs as a junior.

The Bulldogs also signed Lake Marion defensive back Alex Brown (5-10, 170) and Holly Hill defensive back Alex Brown (5-10, 170), a three-time All-Region 7-AA pick.

Another notable S.C. State signee was Rock Hill Northwestern wide receiver Quadarius Fair (6-2, 200), who had 91 catches for 1,485 yards and 28 TDs last year.

"We are extremely excited about the group of guys we are bringing here," Pough added. "So now we will work getting them here and getting things started in the next few months."