How DJ Swearinger is taking role in shaping young Gamecock safety

How DJ Swearinger is taking role in shaping young Gamecock safety

 

South Carolina football defensive back R.J. Roderick talks about what he learned as a freshman from Steven Montac and what he thinks the Gamecocks can be at the safety position for the 2019 season now that USC's injuries have healed. 

It meant a lot to current South Carolina safety R.J. Roderick when he received social media praise from former South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger. It still does, in fact.

“That is constant motivation going back to that and looking at that,” Roderick said of the Twitter message Swearinger sent last year in response to a highlight of a big hit by Roderick.

“I like it!! #GoonSquad,” Swearinger wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1 after Roderick posted a video highlight of his play.

“It’s great, just to know that someone of his caliber is showing love,” Roderick said Wednesday. “It also drives me because I want to be where he’s at and I’m not there.”

Source: TheState.com | Josh Kendall

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