6"1"‘ / 178 lbs.
The Warren Township native, and member of the 2014 class, wasn’t heavily recruited by many major college programs, including ones from his home state of Illinois. He did receive some interest from Clemson and Georgia Tech, but ultimately felt his best chance at landing a spot on a roster was with South Carolina.
Charleston walked-on to the Gamecocks football squad in the Fall of 2015, where he was redshirted his first-year. He is currently still listed as a walk-on despite some success throughout the Gamecocks’ spring.
There isn’t much literature out there on Javon Charleston, the recruit, so you’ll just have to rely on video as a basis for his talent and skill level.
In short, he hasn’t played a down of collegiate football. He did however haul in four catches for 54 yards in the first quarter of the 2015 Spring Game. I know, it’s one quarter of a scrimmage, but there seems to be reason for optimism here.
As of now, it doesn’t look like Muschamp and offensive coordinator Kurt Roper are gonna park Charleston on the bench this season. The redshirt freshman was listed as a second string wideout on the Gamecocks post-spring depth chart behind Bryan Edwards.
Given the fact he’s behind only a true freshman who is bound to have a mistake here and there, I wouldn’t be shocked in Charleston saw some playing time as early as the season opener.
The coaching staff is currently give him enough respect for at least a chance to surprise a lot of folks and serve as a viable option for the Gamecocks receiving corps.