Georgia Military College has provided South Carolina with several quality players over the years and Tuesday, the Gamecocks were the first to offer another up-and-comer from Bert Williams' program in defensive lineman and Lake Marion product Jabari Ellis (6-foot-5, 285 pounds).
"I was extremely happy, more excited," Ellis said. "This is my first offer playing. JUCO ball is tough, but now I know I have a place to go. They said they like my speed for a guy my size and I would make a great three technique (defensive lineman). Being from South Carolina, staying home does play a part. It's definitely something to consider."
Ellis said he will get to USC for a practice this spring. He said Miami also is recruiting him hard at the moment. He is on track to graduate in December.
As a freshman last season, Ellis recorded 14 tackles, with four tackles for loss and one sack.