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The Final Cockdown: #35 Shannon James

TFC stops to look at walk-on CB Shannon James out of Florence, SC.

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Shannon James

RS Junior
5'7" / 160
Florence, SC

After earning All-Region selection as a senior defensive back for South Florence High School, James didn't receive any major collegiate offers.

College Career
Instead of immediately pursuing a college football career, James enrolled at South Carolina in 2012, but did not try out for the football team. After his freshman year, he attended Florence Darlington Tech in 2013 before making it back to Columbia as a student in 2014 in time for spring drills. After completing spring practice with the Gamecocks, James went on to help out on the scout team during the 2014 season.

2015 Outlook
It's unlikely James will provide any meaningful support under stadium lights for the defensive back unit this year as he was left off this year's preseason depth chart, but he will continue to serve on the scout team during practices. That said, he provides added depth and maturity to the unit should anyone get banged up as the year progresses.