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The Final Cockdown: Sherrod Pittman

Is the redshirt freshman ready to be thrown into the fire for the Gamecocks defense?

NCAA Football: Clemson at South Carolina Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Sherrod Pittman

RS Freshman
Linebacker
6-0 / 225 lbs.
Jacksonville, FL

Recruitment

A high three, low four-star, his final two came down to Louisville and South Carolina. He had offers from just about everyone across the country including the familiar Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU and North Carolina.

Entering college healing a broken leg may have cooled some schools off in the end, as he had to sit out the entire 2015 season.

College Career

Because of that leg injury, he’s yet to find the game field and redshirted his first season.

2016 Outlook

With Skai Moore out for the year and a recent hamstring injury to Larenz Bryant that’ll keep him out for at least the next few weeks, there’s suddenly an opening for some of the younger linebackers to see some meaningful action early in the year.

Among those competing for the fourth linebacker position include Pittman and Richland Northeast standout true freshman T.J. Brunson. With the Gamecocks down to three experienced players at LB, the defense needs some help from both of these new guys.

The well rested and now healthy Pittman should be eager to see the field, we’re just hoping he’s ready.