Edward Muldrow III is ready to start his career at South Carolina. That’s partly because he doesn’t actually know what position he will play when he gets to Columbia.
The South Gwinnett (Ga.) standout was initially recruited by USC’s coaching staff to fill its “Spur” position defensively, a hybrid outside linebacker/safety role that demands a unique skill set. However, those plans may end up changing.
“That’s what we had talked about at first, but it really depends now on how much weight I gain,” said Muldrow, who picked the Gamecocks over Clemson.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder said he could end up playing one of three positions: Spur, outside linebacker or free safety. It’s also likely that if he’s a candidate at free safety, he could become a strong safety as well.
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Muldrow certainly has the ability to do a number of things. South Gwinnett moved him around on both sides of the ball. On offense, he was a lethal slot receiver, and on the other side, he did everything from cover receivers to line up at defensive end.
Muldrow has been timed electronically at 4.5 in the 40. He is trying to get faster this spring by running track. Still, he doesn’t want to work out too much and lose the pounds he’s gained since the 2010 season ended.
USC coaches want him to add another 15 pounds before he arrives on campus. Muldrow wants to play instead of redshirting in 2011.
“I’m just going to keep on eating,” he said. “Everything is done in terms of me getting there, so I’m just trying to gain weight. I’m ready to get there and earn a starting spot.”