Phil Kornblut

Ex-Ridge View OL Dennis Daley still on track to join South Carolina

Ridge View offensive lineman Dennis Daley
Ridge View offensive lineman Dennis Daley

Offensive lineman Dennis Daley (6-foot-6, 285 pounds) of Georgia Military College committed to South Carolina during his senior year at Ridge View High School knowing he would would have to make a pit stop in junior college.

The former Shrine Bowler played this past season at Georgia Military College and said he remains firm to join the Gamecocks in 2017.

Daley communicated with Gamecock offensive line coach Shawn Elliott earlier in the week. Daley asked Elliott to confirm the offer was still good and was told it was as far as Elliott is concerned.

"We want you at South Carolina," Daley quoted Elliott as telling him, adding new coach Will Muschamp wants to meet him. Daley said Elliott asked if he were still solid as a commitment and Daley confirmed in the positive.

"I'm still 100 percent on board and I'm looking forward to meeting Coach Muschamp," Daley said. "The season was great. We finished 8-4 and lost in the Graphic Edge Bowl, but overall the season was great. A lot of hard work, some ups and downs, but we ended with a winning record I started every game and pretty much played the whole game. I played good. I'm proud of my play but there's a lot, and I mean a lot, more room for improvement so I will never get comfortable."

Daley said he's on track to graduate next December and plans to enroll at USC in January 2017.