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Former Wake Forest sophomore C/G Cory Helms transferred to South Carolina.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder started every game at Wake Forest except Senior Day in 2013. He was a Freshman All-American center in 2013. After satisfying NCAA bylaws and sitting out 2015, Helms will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Gamecocks beginning in 2016. Helms chose South Carolina over Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Penn State.
Jan 26 - 8:41 PM

South Carolina redshirt junior OT Brandon Shell (labrum) will not be able to participate in spring practices, according to a school spokesperson.

Shell underwent surgery earlier this month to repair a torn labrum. Hall of Famer Art Shell's nephew is expected to make a full recovery before summer camp. He's made every start over the past two seasons and started 36 of the last 39 games for the Gamecocks overall.
Jan 25 - 12:29 AM

Former Wake Forest sophomore C/G Cory Helms announced he has been offered a scholarship by Mississippi State.

Helms might be a bit of an over-sharer, but we aren't complaining, as he's made his transferring process quite easy to follow. He previously confirmed that he’s been offered scholarships by Penn State, South Carolina and Texas A&M. "It is kinda like picking out a Victoria Secret’s model," said Helms to 247Sports.com in describing the interest he’s received from his suitors. "All of these schools I am visiting are great programs and great opportunities for me. I am going into these visits with an open mind about everything and looking at how I would fit in." The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder started every game at Wake Forest except Senior Day in 2013. After satisfying NCAA bylaws and sitting out 2015, he will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2016.
Jan 15 - 6:23 PM

South Carolina junior MLB Kaiwan Lewis announced he will transfer.

Lewis will graduate from South Carolina this spring, so he's eligible to play immediately. The writing was on the wall after Lewis fell behind Skai Moore and Marcquis Roberts on the depth chart. Lewis is, however, a starting-caliber defender, so expect some competition for his services.
Jan 12 - 9:09 PM

Wake Forest sophomore C/G Cory Helms announced he will transfer, and confirmed he’s been offered scholarships by Penn State, South Carolina and Texas A&M.

Helms will visit the Aggies next Sunday, followed by stops to check out the Gamecocks (Jan. 23) and Nittany Lions (Jan. 30). "That’s a tough question," Helms said when asked what he’s looking for in a program. "I want to play for a place that can win championships and all my offers can. God will call me to a place. Wherever I feel most comfortable and fit in best." The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder started every game while he was on campus except Senior Day in 2013.
Jan 11 - 11:17 PM

South Carolina senior S Brison Williams had an interception in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

He returned the pick 52 yards for a touchdown, one of the the game's biggest plays. Williams also posted a solo tackle in the game. Williams lined up at both S positions as well as CB for the Gamecocks. The 5-foot-11, 218-pounder was a preseason all-SEC pick and finished the year with 34 tackles, four interceptions and six pass break-ups.
Jan 11 - 4:36 PM

South Carolina senior WR Damiere Byrd caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

It was his only catch. Byrd clocked a 4.30 40-yard dash last summer in practices, and the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder once ran a 4.26 forty. The former track star underwent knee surgery that knocked him out of spring practices. His quicks remain, as do questions about his durability.
Jan 11 - 2:41 PM

South Carolina senior S Brison Williams will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Williams was able to line up at both safety positions as well as cornerback for the Gamecocks. The 5-foot-11, 218-pounder was a preseason all-SEC pick and finished the year with 34 tackles, four interceptions and six pass break-ups.
Jan 7 - 4:46 PM

South Carolina senior WR Damiere Byrd will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Byrd clocked a 4.30 40-yard dash over the summer in practices. He has speed to burn: The 5-foot-9, 170-pounder once ran a 4.26 forty. The former track star underwent knee surgery that knocked him out of spring practices, but he obviously retained his quicks. Byrd's body might not be able to hold up in the NFL.
Jan 6 - 4:06 PM

South Carolina's most impressive player in Saturday's Independence Bowl was sophomore WR Pharoh Cooper, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

The true soph caught nine passes for 178 yards, which included a 78-yard score that pushed South Carolina to the victory. The 5-foot-11, 201-pound Cooper was named the Player of the Game. He finished an impressive breakthrough campaign with 69 receptions for 1,136 yards and nine touchdowns, and we expect USC's staff to spend the summer figuring out additional ways to get the ball into his hands.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:06:00 PM

South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis "is a virtual bowling ball whose strength lies in his determined, powerful downhill running," wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"[Davis'] low center of gravity, balance and power make him an ideal finisher," wrote the analyst. "With 'just' 982 rushing yards this season, Davis wasn't able to match last year's breakout performance. His no-nonsense game, however, projects well to the next level." The 5-foot-9, 223-pound Davis announced last week that he will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. This year's running back class is outstanding, featuring elite prospects and good overall depth. That might be bad news for the Gamecock prospect.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:19:00 PM

NFL scouts have questioned South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis' conditioning and focus, calling it the "Clowney syndrome," reports to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Davis failed to crack 1,000 rushing yards in his final collegiate season and last broke the century mark two-and-a-half months ago. We've also been disappointed by the on-field sluggishness we've seen. "Davis has the compact, physical build for the NFL, running behind his pads and low to the ground to violently work off contact and finish runs," Brugler wrote. "He carries the ball with easy burst and an aggressive mentality, but runs into his own blockers too often and his vision and anticipation showed some rust as a junior. Davis has a versatile skill-set to be an effective receiver with soft hands and experience running routes. However, his work ethic and durability need vetting before a team invests a pick as high as his talent says he should go." The 5-foot-9, 223-pound Davis grades out as as the No. 7 RB in the 2015 class by NFLDraftScout.com, which projects him to go in the top-75. We wouldn't be shocked if he slips into Day 3.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:26:00 PM

South Carolina sophomore WR Pharoh Cooper had nine receptions for 170 yards and a touchdown on Saturday in the Independence Bowl versus Miami.

Cooper broke out as arguably South Carolina's most valuable player in 2014, collecting 69 receptions for 1,136 yards and nine touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 201-pounder is an exciting chess piece who can pick up chunks of yards out of the backfield, from the slot, or as a returner.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:11:00 PM

South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis ran for 55 yards on 13 carries in Saturday's 24-21 Independence Bowl win over Miami.

He added two receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown. It was another disappointing performance for Davis, who didn't miss a game with injury but nonetheless finished below 1,000 rushing yards in his last collegiate season. He last ran for 100 yards against Furman in mid-October. The 5-foot-9, 223-pound Davis could go in the latter stages of Day 2, and we wouldn't be surprised if he lasts until Day 3, either.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 12:36:00 PM

South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis confirmed he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Davis' final game will be against Miami, and he and Duke Johnson will be showcasing their skills in the same contest. Davis has not crossed the 100 yard mark in the last five games, however, he still offers late second or third day ability as well as passing down skills.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 02:10:00 PM


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