SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS NEWS

South Carolina gets third 2019 commit; plus, Gamecocks’ recruiting targets in Shrine Bowl

Welcome to SEC Country’s Chicken & Waffles, your daily dish for all things South Carolina Gamecocks football, basketball and more. Miss a previous edition? Find every edition of SEC Country’s South Carolina Gamecocks Chicken & Waffles right here. Another #SpursUp South Carolina welcomed its third pledge for the 2019 cycle on Monday night when 3-star offensive tackle Jaylen...
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1 hour ago

South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks land third 2019 commitment

On Monday night, the 2019 South Carolina recruiting class landed a commitment from Myers Park High School (Charlotte, N.C.) offensive tackle Jaylen Nichols. The post South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks land third 2019 commitment appeared first on SEC Country.
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10 hours ago

South Carolina recruiting: The latest on Bryce Thompson

ROEBUCK, S.C. – Bryce Thompson, the top-rated athlete from the South Carolina recruiting Class of 2018, has a couple of options to consider over the next few days. First, will he sign on Dec. 20? Second, if he does sign, which school will it be? Thompson, a 3-star from Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, S.C., will reach a conclusion for the first question within the next few days. Obviously...
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14 hours ago

South Carolina LB Skai Moore accepts Senior Bowl invite

Skai Moore has accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl. On Monday, it was announced that the South Carolina linebacker will appear in the college all-star game. The event is scheduled to take place on Jan. 27 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. It serves as a prime opportunity for NFL scouts to observe and interview players in the build-up to the NFL draft. Moore, who’s 6-foot...
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17 hours ago

South Carolina recruiting: Shrine Bowl updates from Rick Sandidge, K.J. Henry

ROEBUCK, S.C. – Several South Carolina recruiting targets from the Class of 2018 are practicing for the Shrine Bowl this week at Dorman High School. Two of the headlining players on the North Carolina team play along the defensive line: 5-star end KJ Henry (Clemmons-West Forsyth) and 4-star tackle Rick Sandidge (Concord). South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan and Florida...
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19 hours ago

South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks targets head to Shrine Bowl

Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting. For previous editions of SpursUp Surveillance, check out the link. Several of South Carolina’s remaining targets from the Class of 2018 will be in Spartanburg, S.C., this week for the Shrine...
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23 hours ago

The 14 most intriguing NFL draft prospects playing in 2017 bowl games

As college football bowls get underway next week, the NFL draft season opens in full. Some top prospects will (understandably) sit out their bowl games for fear of injury. Others, however, will seize the final opportunity to boost their draft stock.The latter group is the one to pay attention to — those guys will be the ones who ball out by necessity in the coming weeks. Here are...
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South Carolina QB commit earns top state honor; plus, more on Gamecocks’ latest #SpursUp commit

Welcome to SEC Country’s Chicken & Waffles, your daily dish for all things South Carolina Gamecocks football, basketball and more. Miss a previous edition? Find every edition of SEC Country’s South Carolina Gamecocks Chicken & Waffles right here. Mr. Football comes to Columbia Four-star quarterback and South Carolina commit Dakereon Joyner was named South Carolina’s Mr...
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1 day ago

WATCH: ESPN discusses Outback Bowl, substitutes Mississippi State for South Carolina

If it was simply in the background playing, this might be difficult to notice, but a closer analysis shows ESPN made a mistake when discussing the Outback Bowl. Instead of naming South Carolina players and running Gamecocks highlights, they showed Mississippi State instead. It clearly shows Bulldog’s highlights even though the lower-third clearly shows Michigan vs. South Carolina...
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1 day ago

South Carolina offers Tyler Fromm, younger brother of Georgia QB Jake Fromm

On Sunday night, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp offered 2019 tight end Tyler Fromm, the younger brother of Georgia freshman quarterback Jake Fromm. It was the first SEC offer for the younger Fromm, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound prospect from Hoschton County High School in Warner Robins, Ga. “It was basically just [Muschamp] telling me how great of a program South Carolina is, telling...
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1 day ago

Jabari Ellis enjoys ‘great’ official visit to South Carolina

Jabari Ellis, the No. 11 junior college defensive tackle in the Class of 2018, took his official visit to South Carolina this weekend. A 3-star commitment from Georgia Military College, Ellis was joined by several of his classmates, plus two more targets who could be on the verge of joining them: 4-star cornerback Jaycee Horn and 3-star athlete Bryce Thompson. “It was great,” Ellis...
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1 day ago

LOOK: Frank Martin epically claps back at South Carolina fan on Twitter

Anyone who has ever played for Frank Martin has at least received his stare that could melt steel beams a few times. A South Carolina fan learned on Saturday that Martin means business when it comes to defending his players. That is an epic comeback by Martin, who led the Gamecocks on a magical run to the Final Four last season and has his team in a great position so far this year...
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2 days ago

Gamecocks gut out 80-78 victory against Chanticleers

Well, it wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. Hassani Gravett’s 3-point play in the final seconds averted a crisis and lifted the Gamecocks to an 80-78 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday. Like many of South Carolina’s games so far this season, the Gamecocks put on an up-and-down performance against the Chanticleers. The teams went into halftime tied at 47, and whenever it looked...
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2 days ago

Coach Speak: South Carolina commitment Israel Mukuamu

South Carolina DB Group founder ChaChi Sullivan is among the coaches who helped mold the Gamecocks latest commitment. Sullivan, a former South Carolina State defensive back, first began working with Israel Mukuamu when he was still an underclassman at Berkeley High School in Moncks Corner, S.C. “He was always a really, really good athlete that could bend,” Sullivan said. “His ability...
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2 days ago

What Frank Martin said after the Coastal Carolina win

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin met with reporters after the Gamecocks 80-78 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena. Here’s what the Gamecocks coach had to say, after the team improved its record to 8-2. On the team’s makeup “I don’t like their approach right now. We’ve got to change that. We’ve got a lot of new guys in there...
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2 days ago

Gamecock QB commitment Dakereon Joyner wins South Carolina Mr. Football

South Carolina quarterback commitment Dakereon Joyner won the state’s Mr. Football Award on Saturday afternoon in Myrtle Beach. The 4-star from Fort Dorchester High School (North Charleston, S.C.) will enroll at South Carolina next month. pic.twitter.com/AMCke0srQx — QB1 Athletics LLC (@QB1_Athletics) December 9, 2017 The Gamecocks haven’t had a Mr. Football since wide receiver Shaq...
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2 days ago

Observations from the South Carolina basketball win over Coastal Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – News, notes and observations from the South Carolina basketball team’s 80-78 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena. It wasn’t pretty, to say the least, but the Gamecocks survived one helluva scare from the Chanticleers, who entered with a 5-4 record this season. Hassani Gravett went from goat to hero, after nearly throwing the ball away on...
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2 days ago

South Carolina men host Coastal Carolina to close homestand

The Gamecocks take on an in-state foe at the end of their three-game homestand before taking a break. South Carolina (7-2) vs. Coastal Carolina (5-4) Start time: Noon TV: SEC Network Live stream: watchespn.com Last game Powered by a strong performance from their frontcourt, the Gamecocks took care of Wyoming 80-64. Chris Silva led South Carolina with 19 points and 10 rebounds...
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2 days ago

Future Clemson kicker helped South Carolina land Shane Hynes

Kicker Shane Hynes will transfer to South Carolina after graduating from Kent State in the spring. It was a move that was facilitated, in part, by a Clemson commitment. Last offseason, Hynes trained with B.T. Potter, a senior kicker from South Pointe High School (Rock Hill, S.C.), who considered the Gamecocks before committing to a scholarship offer from the Clemson Tigers earlier...
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3 days ago

Gamecocks grab grad transfer at position of need

South Carolina will have some competition at kicker in 2018. South Carolina picked up a commitment from Kent State grad transfer Shane Hynes on Friday, hopefully bolstering a position of critical need for the Gamecocks. In retrospect, fans probably should’ve realized there was trouble brewing when coach Will Muschamp still hadn’t chosen between scholarship kicker Alex Woznick and...
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3 days ago

South Carolina receives commitment from graduate transfer kicker Shane Hynes

South Carolina kickers struggled at field goal attempts in 2017, with Parker White and Alexander Woznick combining to go 13-for-25 in an attempt for three points. The Gamecocks might have found the guy to fix that problem in graduate transfer Shane Hynes, who announced on Twitter on Friday that he would be spending his final season of eligibility at South Carolina. pic.twitter.com...
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3 days ago

South Carolina football recruiting: Coaches pound the pavement

The South Carolina football team is expected to add about 12 prospects from the Class of 2018 when the semester begins in January. As a whole, the Gamecocks’ commitment class sits at 18 members, though the figure doesn’t include a holdover from the 2017 class — defensive end Tyreek Johnson — who’s among the prospects set to arrive in January. The first signing period for the 2018...
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3 days ago

South Carolina recruiting: Good news at running back; offers out

Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting. For previous editions of SpursUp Surveillance, check out the link. Injury update LaVonte Valentine, the speed in South Carolina’s thunder and lightning running back commitment duo, received...
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3 days ago

Another South Carolina players earns SEC honors; plus, a Gamecocks leader announces NFL Draft decision

Welcome to SEC Country’s Chicken & Waffles, your daily dish for all things South Carolina Gamecocks football, basketball and more. Miss a previous edition? Find every edition of SEC Country’s South Carolina Gamecocks Chicken & Waffles right here. Living up to the hype South Carolina cornerback Jamyest Williams was named to the SEC’s All-Freshman team on Thursday afternoon...
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4 days ago

South Carolina DB Jamyest Williams named to SEC All Freshman team

South Carolina defensive back Jamyest Williams is being honored for his tremendous freshman season with the Gamecocks. Williams was named to the SEC’s All-Freshman team Thursday afternoon. He was South Carolina’s lone representative on the list. He finished the season with 38 tackles, fifth overall on the team, and four tackles for loss. Williams joins tight end Hayden Hurst and...
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4 days ago
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