Over thirty (!) teams offered Pellage before he settled on the Gamecocks. The #27 tackle in the class of 2015, he pledged in August 2014 and made it official on National Signing Day 2015, despite a late push from Jim McElwain and the Florida Gators (ironically) to keep him in-state.
Pellage spent most of 2015 being utilized on special teams, despite the injuries that got to the o-line.
In our writeup from almost two years ago, we described Pellage as having “exceptional athleticism for a man of his size” with the ability to “(finish) blocks with a blend of tenacity and aggressiveness”. We also noted that he’s a little more adept at blocking the run than he is the pass “but still shows good athleticism and quickness in his feet when facing pass rushers”. He should see some time in the left guard rotation after finding himself slotted behind fellow true sophomore Zack Bailey in the post-spring two-deep.
It’s always good to see student-athletes do well in the classroom. Pellage was recognized by the SEC for landing on the conference’s first year honor roll, along with teammates Jalen Christian, Mon Denson, Daniel Fennell, Hayden Hurst, Kyle Markway, Boosie Whitlow and Antoine Wilder.