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Rashad Fenton looks to solidify his name in the secondary for the Gamecocks

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The Final Cockdown creeps ever closer to kickoff as we look at the sophomore DB.

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Rashad Fenton

Sophomore
Defensive Back
5-10 / 190 lbs.
Miami, FL

Recruitment

A consensus three-star out of Miami, the cornerback saw interest from Florida, Louisville Arkansas and Auburn among others.

247 ranked him as a top-60 recruit in Florida and the 45th best corner in the nation for the 2015 class.

College Career

Although he wasn’t credited with any starts his first season with the Gamecocks, Fenton made appearances in 10 contests in 2015, and scored a touchdown the first time he touch the ball in collegiate competition. Said touchdown came against LSU on a 96-yard kickoff return, ending a 13 year curse/drought for Gamecocks football.

2016 Outlook

As of now, Fenton isn’t a clear-cut starter for the Gamecocks D, but anything could change in Fall Camp as we’ve seen already at some positions. However, definitely expect the sophomore to greatly contribute in nickel packages and as a kick returner.

To go along with his returned touchdown, he averaged 24.5 yards per return in the season’s final two games, so expect the speedy cornerback to take over as the primary kick returner for special teams.