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South Carolina redshirt senior LB Skai Moore was cleared for spring practices.

"He has been cleared for everything," coach Will Muschamp said. "He adds playmaking ability and speed." Tthe Gamecocks begin spring football on Saturday. Moore missed all of last season with neck fusion surgery. Moore led the team with 111 tackles in 2015, 93 in 2014 and 56 in 2013. Muschamp says he'll begin the spring as the starting WILL linebacker.
Source: SEC Country
Feb 23 - 12:11 PM

South Carolina sophomore WR Bryan Edwards (sports hernia) will be limited early in spring practices.

Edwards underwent sports hernia surgery in the offseason. The 6-foot-3, 209-pound former four-star wideout was the ESPN 300's No. 253 overall prospect in the 2016 pool. He showed NFL tools as a true freshman, posting a 44-590-4 line despite being a victim of South Carolina's feeble aerial attack.
Feb 22 - 2:51 PM

South Carolina T Mason Zandi was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

The 6-foot-9, 315-pound Zandi has NFL size, but not yet pro-caliber consistency. A left tackle for the Gamecocks, Zandi appears more likely to play right tackle in the NFL. He's a solid run blocker who needs to work on pass pro. With the release of Wednesday's NFL Combine invite list, we learned that the Gamecocks didn’t have any player invited.
Feb 15 - 2:30 PM

South Carolina HC Will Muschamp is pleased with the offseason work his Gamecocks have put in to date.

Muschamp is speaking specifically to his teams strength and conditioning work. "We need to get stronger as a team," he said. "The month of January, we lifted four days a week and really grinded the guys to improve and get stronger. I think we made some strides." South Carolina worked its way to a 6-6 record in the 2016 regular season before falling in bowl action to South Florida. "I really think offensively, we have some playmakers that can make big-time plays in our league. We need to continue to improve in some areas. I think the leadership is there. I think defensively we need to make some strides," Muschamp said. We would actually flip the needs on Champ, here, as South Carolina's defense played admirably for much of the season. The offense could most charitably be described as a work in progress.
Source: SEC Country
Feb 11 - 3:18 PM

South Carolina signed three-star JUCO CB CB Kaleb Chalmers.

Chalmers began his career at Clemson but was dismissed in March 2016 after he was arrested on marijuana-related charges. The 5-foot-11, 171-pounder will resume his career with Clemson’s in-state rival. Rivals' Woody Wommack called Chalmers an instant-impact candidate.
Source: Rivals
Feb 10 - 3:15 PM

South Carolina HC Will Muschamp supports a rule change to the handling of redshirts.

During the AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) convention in January, a rule change was proposed that would allow players to play up to four games in a given season while still retaining four years of eligibility. After four games played, the player would not be eligible for a redshirt in that campaign. Said Muschamp, "A lot of times, early in the year especially, you don’t know how a young man is going to continue to develop and I think that is a good rule."
Source: SEC Country
Feb 9 - 3:39 PM

Garden City (Kansas) coach Jeff Sims says four-star JUCO redshirt sophomore CB Mike Hughes didn't sign Wednesday because he has not graduated.

According to his coach, the JUCO All-American cornerback will almost assuredly sign with South Carolina if he can graduate. "He has given me every impression that South Carolina is where he likes," Sims said. "There have been other schools that have contacted me and said that they would do every they could within the rules to get him and he’s been unimpressed. He’s made me feel that that’s the place he wants to go and he hasn’t wavered at all." Hughes started his career at North Carolina, but transferred to the JUCO level after just one season. South Carolina has one scholarship available, and it appears that they're holding it for Hughes.
Feb 6 - 5:03 PM

South Carolina junior LB Jalen Dread will transfer.

Dread saw the field in 10 games as a true freshman in 2015, but did not appear in a contest this past season. A three-star recruit in the 2015 cycle, the 5-foot-10, 220-pounder will have to sit out the 2017 campaign due to NCAA transfer regulations should he opt for another program in the FBS.
Source: The State
Feb 4 - 2:24 PM

South Carolina redshirt sophomore LB Sherrod Pittman will transfer.

Pittman initially joined South Carolina as a four-star recruit in the 2015 cycle. He took a redshirt his first year on campus and saw the field in three games this past season. The 6-foot, 225-pounder ranked as Rivals No. 112 overall player in the 2015 class. While there is still potential to be mined, here, Pittman will have to sit out the 2017 season should he transfer to another FBS program.
Feb 4 - 2:11 PM

South Carolina signed four-star 2017 ATH Jamyest Williams.

Sighs of relief for HC Will Muschamp, no doubt, as Williams took an official visit to Georgia in late January. After that visit, his father said that the decision was split "50-50" between Georgia and USC. Rivals' No. 159 overall prospect ultimately opted to stick with the Gamecocks on National Signing Day. He has potential on both offense and defense, but will likely join Muschamp's crew on the defensive side of the ball.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 1 - 3:01 PM

South Carolina signed four-star 2017 DT Aaron Sterling.

The 6-foot-2, 260-pound Sterling is listed as the No. 14 defensive tackle in the country by Rivals. "They want to treat me like Dominique Easley and play that three-technique," Sterling said of South Carolina's pitch. "Anything on the defensive line, because Dominique Easley really players everywhere -- defensive end, defensive tackle, outside linebacker - really everything." ESPN's scouting department said Sterling is "a bit [of a] 'tweener in size and skill set at this stage."
Source: Rivals
Feb 1 - 12:19 PM

South Carolina signed JUCO sophomore DL Javon Kinlaw.

On ESPN, Will Muschamp mentioned that Kinlaw added much-needed beef to South Carolina's line. Kinlaw is the No. 11-ranked junior college prospect in the country and a former Army All-American. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound defensive lineman chose the Gamecocks over Alabama, Tennessee, Louisville and Maryland. 247Sports lists Kinlaw as the No. 2 strong-side DE in the class.
Source: SEC Country
Feb 1 - 11:28 AM

South Carolina signed four-star JUCO DB Keisean Nixon.

Score one for Will Muschamp, who also grabbed former Clemson cornerback Kaleb Chalmers on the JUCO trail. Nixon enrolled at South Carolina this month, which means he'll be ready to roll for spring practices. "Nixon is a 6-foot, 200-pound cornerback with the length and physicality to play anywhere in the secondary," wrote ESPN's Gerry Hamilton. "A complete player, Nixon sheds blocks quickly and closes with the ability to strike against the run. In coverage, he’s instinctive and adept in zone with quick and explosive reactions to get his hands on passes."
Source: ESPN
Jan 29 - 2:11 PM

South Carolina signed four-star JUCO T Dennis Daley.

Daley originally signed with South Carolina in 2015 as a three-star prospect out of high school, and now the parties have been reunited. "Has the overall size and flashes very good playing strength," notes a scouting report of Daley on ESPN. "In pass pro flashes a jolting punch and can refine placement, but can strike and lock out and stay in front of rushers. Displays adequate range and ability to locate and get a hat on targets." The site believes that Daley needs to work on "coming off low and maintaining leverage."
Source: ESPN
Jan 29 - 1:24 PM

South Carolina graduate WR Jamari Smith will transfer.

Smith, who graduated in December with a degree in public health, will be eligible to play for a qualifying FBS program in 2017 as a post-grad. He played sparingly last season. Smith shuffled between offense and defense throughout his career, playing CB, in an attempt to get on the field.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 25 - 6:01 PM


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