Son of NFL legend picks up South Carolina football scholarship offer

The South Carolina football coaching staff has offered class of 2026 defender Thomas Davis, Jr., the son of SEC and NFL legend, Thomas Davis.

South Carolina football has offered Thomas Davis, Jr., the son of Carolina Panthers legend Thomas Davis
South Carolina football has offered Thomas Davis, Jr., the son of Carolina Panthers legend Thomas Davis / Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina football fans are no strangers to having sons of famous fathers on their favorite team's roster.

Jaycee Horn (son of Joe Horn), Bryan Thomas, Jr. (son of Bryan Thomas, Sr.), Gerald Dixon and Gerald Dixon, Jr. (sons of Gerald Dixon), and Shilo Sanders (son of Deion Sanders) all had fathers who played 10+ years in the NFL.

On Thursday, the Gamecocks sent out a scholarship offer to another NFL legend's son as Thomas Davis, Jr. announced on social media that Shane Beamer and company had made the offer.

The younger Davis is rated as a 4-star athlete by 247Sports and Rivals and plays all over the defense for the Weddington High School program. His father was a 16-year NFL veteran who made two All-Pro teams and three Pro Bowls as one of the hardest-hitting linebackers in league history.

At 6'2" and 205 pounds as a high school sophomore (class of 2026), Thomas Davis, Jr. seems well on his way to following in his father's footsteps as a player who moves from being a high school safety to becoming a big-time linebacker. As it stands, he plays linebacker, safety, and EDGE for his Charlotte-area Weddington squad. On film, though, his best position seems to be (unsurprisingly) linebacker.

Davis is a heavy hitter like his father, and he has enough athleticism alread as a young player to be all over the field. He makes plays from sideline to sideline, and he can shoot into the backfield to bring down ball carriers if given the opportunity.

Thomas Davis, Sr. was a two-time All-SEC performer and an All-American at Georgia before his long NFL career, but as of now, the Bulldogs have not offered Jr. With scholarships from South Carolina football, Auburn, Tennessee, Miami, NC State, and North Carolina already announced on his social media page, it feels as if UGA will offer the younger Davis eventually. However, with the Davis family living in the Charlotte area, South Carolina is the closest Power-5 school to his home.

You can watch some of his film here.

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