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Ali Groves

  • position CB
  • height 5-10
  • weight 184
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Stone Mountain, Ga.
  • High school Stephenson
  • position CB
  • height 5-10
  • weight 184
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Stone Mountain, Ga.
  • High school Stephenson

Ali Groves Bio

* 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

* 2014 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

Fourth-year defensive back who has been hampered by injuries on and off for much of his Carolina career… made the move to safety last spring… a two-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2015: Reserve defensive back who did not see any game action… moved to safety in the spring after spending his first two years primarily at cornerback… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2014: Redshirt freshman defensive back… did not see any game action… limited in the spring while continuing to recover from right shoulder surgery… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2013: Redshirted in his true freshman season… injured his right shoulder late in the season and underwent surgery.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-way standout who figures to be a cornerback at South Carolina… played wide receiver and defensive back for the Stephenson Jaguars in Stone Mountain, Ga., graduating in 2013… coached by Ronald Gartrell… team went 9-3 in his senior season… played just four games as a junior due to injury, finishing with 23 tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles… also ran in the sprint events and competed in the long jump in track & field… three-star prospect who was the state’s 78th-best player and the 74th-best “athlete” in the country according to Rivals… a three-star prospect and the nation’s 110th-best cornerback by Scout… a three-star prospect, the 45th-best player in the state, and the 39th-best cornerback in the country by 247Sports… a three-star prospect, the 55th-best cornerback in the country and an All-Southeast Region pick according to PrepStar… numerous offers included Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Missouri, Vanderbilt and NC State.

PERSONAL: Ali Groves was born September 16, 1994… mother attended T.L. Hanna High in Anderson, S.C… is a business administration major.

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