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The Final Cockdown: #90, Taylor Stallworth.

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The Cockdown rolls along with Sophomore DT Taylor Stallworth.

Taylor Stallworth

Sophomore

Defensive Tackle

6' 2" / 315 lbs.

Mobile, Ala.

Recruitment

3 Star - Rivals / 247Sports Composite

Rank - 30 (Position - Rivals.com, 2014)

- Offers from USC, Arkansas, others.

College Career

- In his first season with the Gamecocks, Stallworth saw playing time in eight games. His first action came against Georgia, and he saw limited action on the field until the second half of the season where Stallworth was part of a rotating group of players playing in place of an injured J.T. Surratt. He racked up significant minutes in the South Alabama game, the Clemson game, and the Duck Commander Independence Bowl versus Miami, and finished the season with eight tackles, six of those coming from the bowl game and the effort against South Alabama. Despite a small sample size, he showed promise as a pass-rusher, interior gap-filler, and as an aggressive presence on Special Teams.

2015 Outlook

Part of a Defensive attack that struggled mightily at times, Stallworth looks to contribute to a much-improved squad that will look to pull the Gamecock out of the depths and back into the spotlight. Despite injuring his shoulder this winter, which required surgery to repair, and missing all of Spring practice, look for Stallworth to fill a variety of roles alongside veterans and new faces as the Gamecocks look to reconfigure and rebuild their schemes under Jon Hoke's direction. Look for him to be a presence individually against downhill running opponents, and as part of a rotation of players against higher-tempo offensive match-ups this season.

Trivia

Taylor is part of a growing group of recruits that the Gamecocks were able to snag from the state of Alabama. Can you name the former Gamecock that also hails from Murphy High?