Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
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2015 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top safeties by ESPN.com (No. 57) and Scout.com (No. 88) . . . participated in the 2014 North-South All-Star Football Classic in The Villages, Fla. . . . four-year starter at Frostproof (Fla.) High School . . . named to The Associated Press Class 3A all-state second team (defensive back) as a senior for Coach Shannon Benton . . . also earned first-team all-county and all-district honors in 2014 . . . recorded 48 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior . . . had three returns (one kickoff return, one interception return and one fumble return) for touchdowns in 2014 . . . rushed 54 times for 331 yards (6.1 avg.) and three TDs as a senior . . . completed 20-of-38 passes (.526) for 220 yards in 2014 . . . also had 17 receptions for 245 yards (14.4 avg.) and four TDs as a senior . . . AP Class 3A all-state first-team selection (utility defensive player) in 2013 . . . forced three fumbles vs. Lakeland Christian . . . produced 75 tackles (51 solos, 24 assists) as a sophomore, including two for losses, an interception and three pass break-ups . . . also credited with two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 2012 . . . gained 515 yards on 86 carries (6.0 avg.) and four TDs as a sophomore . . . caught 11 passes for 213 yards (19.4 avg.) and one score in 2012 . . . posted double-figure tackles in three games as a sophomore, including a season-high 15 stops vs. DeSoto County . . . closed out the 2012 season with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games vs. Tenoroc (14 attempts for 133 yards and one TD) and Lakeland Christian (18 for 133 and one TD) . . . also competes in basketball and track and field . . . son of David and Gloria Gaines . . . born June 15, 1996 . . . communication major.