DB Elijah Shumate (6-1 205) of Ramsey, NJ has compiled several offers already and added USC and Notre Dame today. His other offers include North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Arizona, Colorado, Southern Cal, Pitt, Rutgers, LSU, and Oregon. Shumate has 16, in all.
Shumate has met with USC assistant coach G.A. Mangus and says Mangus "said the magic words". He went on to say, "He told me I would be at home in South Carolina and he is coming after me hard." Shumate is good friends with current Gamecock signee, DB Sheldon Royster. "He has told me a lot of good things about the school. He is part of my family," said Shumate.
Shumate has been invited to junior days at USC, Notre Dame, Penn State, Boston College, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. "I want to try and go to South Carolina, North Carolina, and Wisconsin (for their junior days)," he said.
As a junior, Shumate had 65 tackles, five and a half sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. He says his top five schools are USC, Georgia, North Carolina, Rutgers, and LSU.