Donald Rutledge is making the most of his playing time.
The Crestwood High School graduate is a sophomore defensive back for Savannah State University. He transferred from The Citadel, where he was on the scout team while redshirting as a freshman in 2015.
Through two games, Rutledge was second on the team with 16 tackles. He started at strong safety in the opener and finished with five tackles. He didn't start the next game against University of Montana but led players from both teams with 11 tackles, including four solo.
Sophomore defensive end Ramero Rock led Georgia Military College with 16 tackles through three games. The Sumter High graduate had two sacks and one forced fumble.
Through three games, freshman defensive tackle Jahkeem Green tied for third on Highland Community College (Kan.) with 17 tackles. The past Gamecock had nine assisted tackles in the opener, earning him a start in the next game.
Manning High product Aarron Boatright had nine tackles and a team-high three sacks for East Mississippi Community College through three games. The sophomore defensive lineman recorded all the sacks in a win over Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Cedric Rembert of Cowley College (Kan.) was invited to participate in the Mullen's Junior College Top 100 Camp in Bel Aire, Kan., during July. The then-rising sophomore out of Sumter High scored 18 points in three games, according to the school's online site.
Former Gamecock JayLenn Corbett is a freshman forward for Cowley.
Previously at Lakewood High, Davonte Pack is a freshman guard for Cowley.
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Out of Wilson Hall, Wofford College sophomore Anna Lyles will miss the season because of an injury, according to Brent Williamson, associate athletic director for media relations.
Anderson University's Natalie Ardis finished the Furman Cross Country Classic 6K in 29 minutes, 25.45 seconds. The freshman competed for Wilson Hall.
Sumter graduate and junior outside hitter Courtney Price had a season-high eight kills for Southern Wesleyan University against Clark Atlanta.
South Carolina State University sophomore defensive specialist Annissa Brayboy, who played for Sumter, had a season-high six digs against Georgia State.
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