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Name: Darius Rush 
College: South Carolina     Number: 28
Height: 6-2   Weight: 198
Position: CB  Pos2: FS
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2023

40 Low: 4.30
   40 Time: 4.36
  40 High: 4.42

> Projected Round: 2-3  Stock:    

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6017
Weight: 198

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40 Yard Dash (ET):
40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.31
20 Yard (ET): 2.52
20 Yard (HH): 2.50
10 Yard (ET): 1.49
10 Yard (HH): 1.50
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 35
Broad Jump: 10'01"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 
Projected 4.53/-.17/Ran Once-Choice/No Full Workout-Choice

Dates: 03/13/23
Hand: 09 1/2  Arm: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 79 5/8

Height: 6017
Weight: 198
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
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225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
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Position Drills Only/Stood on Combine Numbers


 Data Scout Notes: 2022: NAC...2021: NAC...2020: NAC

 Darius Rush, South Carolina, Player News

  He's always had to turn others' views of him into reality. Coach Brian Smith knew that Darius Rush was a standout athlete, even if Rush didn't really know all of the plays he was supposed to run, which is why Rush started on the C.E. Murray varsity as a freshman. Rush was put in at quarterback on the 1-yard line and told to run an option play, with the best choice to tuck the ball and try to bull forward for a few yards. He sprinted 99 yards for a touchdown. Chad Wilkes knew he didn't inherit a great team at Murray when he took over for Smith, but he also knew he had Rush, a dynamic receiver. A first view of Rush made Wilkes think, "Man, I really think he could be a great, great corner!" Rush dabbled at corner. C.E. Murray reached the Lower State championship game.

Rush came to South Carolina as an athlete/receiver, but wasn't getting on the field. He was asked if he wanted to switch to defensive back. Swallowing the hurt of knowing that if he said no, he was still never going to play receiver, Rush said sure. He started 21 of his 43 career games, was an inspiring sight last season as he filled in for an injury-riddled secondary, and intercepted two of his nine broken-up passes. Going to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., he was one of dozens of players trying to get one last shot at impressing an NFL scout. Rush was named his team's Cornerback Practice Player of the Week, which is voted on by the team's receivers. - The Post and Courier

(DS#12 CB) rSr/2023 CB Darius RushSouth Carolina
News Source: The Post and Courier
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  South Carolina cornerback Darius Rush is turning pro. Rush announced on Thursday via Twitter he intends to enter the NFL Draft following five years in Columbia. He won't play in the Gamecocks' bowl game against Notre Dame. "The last five years at South Carolina have been incredible," he said in a video. "It's been full of memories that will last forever and I'll cherish forever. "Since I was a kid I always dreamt of running out of that tunnel at Williams-Brice Stadium and that's what I did here. Forever grateful for all the memories I have in this stadium with the fan base, teammates (and) coaches."

The former CE Murray standout evolved into one of the Gamecocks' most productive players in the secondary over the last two years after arriving at South Carolina as a receiver. Rush, rated a three-star prospect in the class of 2018, started at cornerback opposite projected first round pick Cam Smith the past two years. He finished the 2022 campaign with 38 tackles, nine passes defended, two interceptions and one sack. Rush accepted an invitation to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl, which will feature some of the top prospects for this year's NFL Draft. - Rock Hill Herald

(DS#12 CB) rSr/2023 CB Darius RushSouth Carolina
News Source: Rock Hill Herald
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  OCT 24 SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Darius Rush, DB, South Carolina,...Rush logged a game-high eight tackles, including six solo stops in the Gamecocks' 30-24 win over Texas A&M...Intercepted a pass in the first quarter and returned it 59 yards, setting up a Gamecock field goal and a 10-point lead early in the contest...He was also credited with a forced fumble and a pass break up in the contest. - SEC Football

(DS#12 CB) rSr/2023 CB Darius RushSouth Carolina
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  South Carolina's Darius Rush rerouted his football focus from wide receiver to cornerback. That move has the redshirt senior poised for a breakout year. Rush - originally from Kingstree - was recruited as a wide receiver out of C.E. Murray High School, which competed as both a receiver and defensive back. He spent most of his time on special teams during his first two years at South Carolina, but his role on the team received a jolt when the Gamecocks moved him to cornerback going into the 2019 season.

Cam Smith, the team's leading corner, suffered a foot injury before camp last summer and then Smith suffered a separate injury that caused him to miss a game against Tennessee. In those moments, the door opened for Rush to step up and he became a star. He leveraged skills as a wide receiver and in the second game last season grabbed his first career interception against East Carolina. He finished the season with eight pass deflections. Rush has good size at 6-2, 200. He is working his way up the Draft Scout board and this will be a big season for him so put him on your watch list. - Rock Hill Herald/Frank Cooney

(DS#12 CB) rSr/2023 CB Darius RushSouth Carolina
News Source: Rock Hill Herald/Frank Cooney
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