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The Final Cockdown: #8 Shamier Jeffery

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Buried on the depth chart and all but written off as a bust, the younger brother of Alshon (pictured) found his focus and spent the offseason fighting his way up the depth chart.

Big brother is watching.
Big brother is watching.
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Shamier Jeffery
Redshirt Sophomore
6'1", 207 lbs.
St. Matthews, SC

Recruitment:
3 stars, #24 athlete in the 2011 class
Other offers: Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia

College Career:
Shamier redshirted in 2011, and appeared in three games last season without logging a statistic.

2013 Outlook:
It was reported that the young Jeffery lacked drive and was coasting for much of his first two years on campus. But something clicked in the spring, and Shamier dropped a chunk of weight and began earning the praise of his coaches. He's since worked his way into the mix at receiver, and is likely to operate out of the X position. As mentioned in Jody Fuller's Cockdown, this is a receiving corps defined more by its potential than its experience, so Jeffery will have his opportunities to make an impact this fall.

Trivia:
His brother is Alshon. Yeah that's the trivia you're getting. Deal with it.

Possible Todd Ellis play-by-play call:
"Dylan Thompson will take over on third and long. Calls for the snap, drops back, unloads over the middle, CAUGHT! That's Shamier Jeffery, and he breaks upfield, sheds a tackler and turns on the afterburners! He won't be caught—touchdown, Gamecocks! Folks, with that kind of speed, I suggest Jeffery team up with fellow speedster, baseballer Tanner English, to form a hands-on crimefighting tandem called 'The English-Shamier League'!"