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The Final Cockdown: #99, Abu Lamin

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In his second season with the Gameocks, DT Abu Lamin looks to increase his role up front on the defensive line.

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Abu Lamin
Redshirt Junior Defensive Tackle
6'4", 331
Fayetteville, NC

Recruitment
4-stars, #6 JUCO DT in 2013 class
Other offers: Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Nebraska, Tennessee, amongst others

College Career:
After a season with Fort Scott Community College (Ka.) in 2013 where he piled up 34 tackles and 1.5 sacks for the Greyhounds, Lamin saw valuable playing time in his first season for the Gamecocks in 2014 appearing in 10 games. He missed the final three games of the season after an injury suffered in a car crash. Overall in 2014, he recorded 8 total tackles including a pair of solo's against A&M and Vanderbilt.

2015 Outlook:
Lamin entered this year's spring as a second string player, but his 330-pound frame certainly allows him to wreak some much needed havoc between the trenches for the defense. Look for him to get substantial playing time at the beginning of the season while coaches Deke Adams and Lorenzo Ward search for a solid rotation of guys to plug the middle and provide some penetration up front. He's got his work cut out for him if he wants to replace the guy who wore the big 99 before him.

Trivia:
Here's a softball question to get your mental juices flowing: What defensive player making his debut for the Gamecocks this season also comes from a Kansas community college?

Answer: Marquavius Lewis