In an effort to quickly rebuild its defensive secondary, South Carolina has gone out and reportedly signed junior college star defensive back Kaleb Chalmers, formerly of Northwest Mississippi Community College.

This news is courtesy of Tony Morrell of The Big Spur, who was the first to report it.

The 5-foot-11, 171-pound Chalmers is rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 15 junior college cornerback in the nation, according to 247Sports. Chalmers chose to sign with the Gamecocks over scholarship offers from Ole Miss and Middle Tennessee State.

Originally from Greenwood, South Carolina, Chalmers has three seasons of eligibility left to play in Columbia. Last season, Chalmers was a First-Team All MACJC selection.

Adding another level of intrigue to his recruitment, Chalmers was originally a Clemson signee coming out of high school. After enrolling with the program in January, he was dismissed from Clemson in March following an arrest.