Gaffney quarterback Shaq Davidson has added one more game to his final high school season.
The recent South Carolina commitment will participate in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl at 1 p.m. on Jan. 4 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. NBC will televise the game.
Davidson is the first player from Gaffney to earn the honor. He joins Stratford quarterback Jacob Park, a Georgia commitment, as the lone instate players selected so far. Davidson was chosen as an athlete for the all-star game. USC recruited him to play wide receiver.
Davidson (6-foot, 170 pounds) led the Indians to the 4A Division I state championship last season with a 34-22 victory against Dutch Fork. He finished the season with 64 completions for 869 yards and nine touchdowns and added 100 carries for 609 yards and seven touchdowns.
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His sophomore campaign was cut short by a torn ACL midway through the season.
Davidson said the chance to play in one of the nation’s top all-star games will be exciting.
“I think it’s an honor to be selected to play in a game like this,” Davidson said. “I love to compete against the best, and I will be looking forward to it. It’s going to be a really great experience, and I’m happy to be representing Gaffney.”
Davidson joins four other former area standouts — Willy Korn (Byrnes), Marcus Lattimore (Byrnes), Brandon Willis (Byrnes) and Charone Peake (Dorman) — who have been selected to the game.