Damascus High School football junior Jalen Christian has committed to playing at the University of South Carolina in the fall of 2015, he announced Thursday.
Christian, a shutdown corner and top returner, was offered a scholarship from South Carolina during his freshman season and has since received offers from several Division I schools.
Listed at 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Christian helped lead the Swarmin’ Hornets to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class 3A West Region semifinals. The multi-position star was named First Team All-Gazette defensive back last season, while contributing offensively with four rushing touchdowns, three receiving touchdowns and one punt return touchdown. He was named to the second team as a returner as a sophomore and he was recognized as an honorable mention as a freshman.