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South Carolina Gamecocks football 2014 roster preview: No. 14, Ali Groves

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RS freshman corner seeks to make it back from injuries and compete for playing time.

Ali Groves
RS freshman cornerback
5'10'' / 187 lbs
Stone Mountain, GA

Recruitment:
In 2013, Ali Groves was a consensus three-star prospect.

Other major offers:
UConn, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mizzou, N.C. State, Pitt, Syracuse, Vandy, Wake Forest

College career:
Groves redshirted as a true freshman.

2014 outlook:
Groves is one of the players in the running for playing time at corner opposite Rico McWilliams. However, Groves has had bad luck with injuries both during high school and at Carolina, and he's been banged up throughout the beginning of fall camp. Those injuries have impeded his ability to develop as a corner at Carolina, and it currently looks like some combination of Brison Williams, Al Harris, Jr., or Wesley Green will get most of the playing time at the spot opposite McWilliams.

Trivia:
Ali Groves prepped at Stephenson with fellow Gamecocks J.J. Marcus and Mike Davis.