COLUMBIA, SC - The University of South Carolina football team has inked a pair of junior college defensive backs, head coach Will Muschamp announced today. Both Kaleb Chalmers from Northwest Mississippi C.C. and Keisean Nixon, from Arizona Western College, are expected to begin classes at South Carolina in January and will go through spring ball.
Greenwood, S.C. (Greenwood/Northwest Mississippi C.C.)
Spent the 2016 season at Northwest Mississippi C.C. in Senatobia… helped the Rangers to a 9-3 season and a No. 6 final ranking in the NJCAA… coached by Benjy Parker… earned a spot on the All-MACJC first team as a cornerback… recorded 30 tackles with one sack, one interception and 13 pass breakups... spent his true freshman season at Clemson where he was redshirted… played his high school ball for head coach Dan Pippin at Greenwood (S.C) High School, leading the Eagles to the state playoffs as a senior after logging a pair of state titles... was a three-time all-state selection... also earned all-district and all-region accolades… earned a spot on the Shrine Bowl squad following his senior season… had 80 tackles, four interceptions and 12 pass breakups as a junior... had 45 tackles and four sacks as a sophomore… will have three years to play three at South Carolina.
Compton, Calif. (Salesian/Arizona Western)