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Transfer of two DFW football stars will strengthen South Carolina secondary

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs past Texas A&M defenders Justin Evans (14) and Nick Harvey (8) for a 37-yard gain in the second half of the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Louisville won 27-21.
Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs past Texas A&M defenders Justin Evans (14) and Nick Harvey (8) for a 37-yard gain in the second half of the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Louisville won 27-21. AP

The South Carolina Gamecocks have added two DFW transfers to help their secondary in 2018.

Lancaster's Nick Harvey, a graduate transfer from Texas A&M, and Mansfield's J.T. Ibe, a graduate transfer from Rice, have both announced that they were joining the program.

Harvey started 12 games at cornerback in 2016 for the Aggies, but missed 2017 after suffering an injury in the spring. In three years with Texas A&M, he recorded 109 tackles, 10 pass deflections and one interception.

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Harvey played for Lancaster before graduating in 2014 from Fort Bend Travis. He started on varsity at cornerback before moving to quarterback and was a 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection.

During the 2012 season with Lancaster, Harvey recorded 55 tackles, three forced fumbles, seven interceptions, and over 2,000 yards of offense and 21 touchdowns. The Tigers went 14-2 that year and lost to Cedar Park in the state title game.

Harvey was a four-time all-district selection, three times at Lancaster, including Newcomer of the Year as a freshman, and an all-state pick as a junior.

South Carolina and A&M will meet in Columbia, S.C., on Oct. 13.

Ibe, a safety, was a 2-star prospect out of Mansfield High School, where he was a three-time all-district selection and an all-state pick as a senior. He also graduated in 2014.

The Tigers went 11-2 during his sophomore season when Ibe was district co-defensive sophomore of the year.

He finished high school with eight career interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and forced four fumbles and recovered three.

Ibe made a visit to Minnesota before signing with Rice in February 2014, per 247Sports.

At Rice, he made 121 tackles in 33 career games, including 42 in back-to-back seasons. He added eight pass deflections.

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