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Rivals recruiting analysts Rob Cassidy, Chad Simmons and Woody Wommack tagged South Carolina four-star 2018 verbal G commit Maxwell Iyama as a standout from the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp in St. Louis.

"A converted basketball player, Iyama continues to become more effective as an offensive lineman with the more weight he adds to his frame," wrote the analysts. "He worked at both guard and tackle (in St. Louis), and his versatility is one of the reasons the Gamecocks were so high on him to begin with." The 6-foot-6, 280-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 12 guard prospect in the state of Tennessee.
Source: Rivals
May 26 - 8:08 PM

South Carolina sophomore WR Bryan Edwards (sports hernia) led the team with four catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the Gamecocks' spring game.

While Edwards required surgery to repair a sports hernia earlier this offseason and was initially a limited participant in spring practice, the 6-foot-3, 209-pounder was no worse for the wear in the spring game and should be a healthy participant in full come the start of August camp. He notched an impressive 44-590-4 receiving line as a true freshman. He and Deebo Samuel will be leading the South Carolina attack at receiver in 2017.
Source: SEC Country
May 23 - 6:37 PM

South Carolina junior TE Hayden Hurst was named preseason first-team All-SEC by Athlon Sports.

Hurst has had himself an interesting career. For starters, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round of the 2012 MLB amateur draft. After his baseball prospects faded, he proceeded to walk on at South Carolina as a receiver prior to the 2015 season before subsequently transitioning over to tight end. That transition worked out beautifully, as the 6-foot-5, 253-pounder caught 48 passes for 616 yards and a touchdown in 13 games last season.
Source: SEC Country
May 23 - 5:53 PM

SEC Country's Daniel Swinney passes along that South Carolina redshirt sophomore RB Ty'Son Williams "turned heads in the spring game."

Williams rushed for 83 yards on just 11 carries in the spring game. The 6-foot, 220-pounder transferred over to South Carolina from UNC last summer and subsequently sat out the 2016 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations. He was a three-star recruit for the 2015 cycle. With the Gamecocks, he is expected to work in a backup role behind Rico Dowdle during the coming season. A.J. Turner will also be in that backup mix.
Source: SEC Country
May 23 - 5:10 PM

South Carolina redshirt senior C Alan Knott was named to the Rimington Trophy watch list.

The fifth-year senior has made 29 career starts for the Gamecocks. Knott (6-foot-4, 274 pounds) currently isn't thick enough for the NFL interior.
Source: Rivals
May 23 - 12:51 PM

SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah tagged South Carolina sophomore RB Rico Dowdle as the team's "X factor" for 2017.

"Quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper needs Dowdle to take pressure off [QB Jake] Bentley for the offense to move up from No. 107 in S&P+ offense and No. 109 in S&P rushing offense," Jeyarajah writes. The 5-foot-11, 211-pounder notched three 100-yard rushing games last season, including big showings against both Tennessee and Missouri. He wrapped up the campaign having rushed for 764 yards (5.7 YPC) and six touchdowns.
Source: SEC Country
May 22 - 3:45 PM

247Sports' Barton Simmons writes that South Carolina HC Will Muschamp and his staff "raved about" freshman S Jaylin Dickerson this spring.

Just what role Dickerson, a three-star recruit for the 2017 cycle, might play during the coming season is still be sorted out, but Muschamp has already said that he will see the field as a true freshman. Simmons calls the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder a "big-time hitter [who] shows plus instincts at the safety position," adding that Dickerson "was consistently around the football during the spring game."
Source: 247Sports
May 19 - 7:01 PM

South Carolina sophomore QB Jake Bentley will serve as a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy this summer.

Archie Manning placed a call to Gamecocks HC Will Muschamp to gauge his feelings about his budding young quarterback. "The way he’s working and the time and effort he’s putting in, and the people he has around him," Muschamp explained, "certainly I’m excited about this fall." This past season, the 6-foot-4, 212-pound then-freshman threw for 1,420 yards with a 9/4 TD/INT ratio in seven starts. The team went 4-3 in those starts. One additional South Carolina note when it comes to the Manning Passing Academy -- Muschamp, himself, will be a spectator at the camp, as his son, 2020 QB Jackson Muschamp, has received an invitation to attend festivities in June.
Source: SEC Country
May 16 - 6:30 PM

SEC Country's Daniel Sweeney writes that South Carolina sophomore DL Javon Kinlaw "has the ability to transform the South Carolina defens[e]."

Kinlaw signed with South Carolina out of the JUCO ranks as part of the Gamecocks' 2017 class. 247Sports' ranked him as the No. 2 strong-side defensive end JUCO prospect in the cycle. Sweeney writes that the 6-foot-6, 305-pounder's "impact could be far reaching," as (assuming a smooth transition to FBS play) he should help ease the pressure on both the linebacking corp and the secondary.
Source: SEC Country
May 16 - 5:44 PM

South Carolina redshirt junior WR Deebo Samuel and redshirt senior LB Skai Moore have been exonerated from an accusation of being involved in a bar fight last weekend.

Samuel and Moore had been accused of getting into a physical confrontation with a Marine veteran at a bar early last Saturday morning. After a review of video surveillance, it turns out that Samuel was not even at the bar in question -- something that both HC Will Muschamp and attorney Neal Lourie strongly stated during the past week -- and that while Moore was at the bar, he was not involved in the altercation. Moving on, now.
Source: ESPN.com
May 7 - 12:29 PM

Neal Lourie, the attorney for South Carolina redshirt junior WR Deebo Samuel, refuted that his client was present during a bar fight this past weekend.

Samuel and linebacking teammate Skai Moore (also former Gamecock Jalen Dread) are being accused in a criminal complaint of getting into a physical confrontation with a Marine veteran at a bar early on Saturday morning. South Carolina HC Will Muschamp said that he spoke with Samuel and that the wideout claimed that he was not at the bar. Samuel's attorney backed up those claims of absence in a statement, saying, "It’s unfortunate his reputation was tarnished by inaccurate reporting and a rush to publish a story without any independent corroboration. I hope there will be a retraction with as strong a headline as the initial false report." It should be noted that we have yet to hear from either Moore or his legal representation.
Source: The State
May 4 - 8:00 PM

Falcons signed South Carolina LB Darius English.

English (6’5/248) served as a rotational rusher his first three seasons before breaking out as a fifth-year senior for team highs in tackles for loss (13), sacks (9), and forced fumbles (2). Not invited to the Combine, English showed well in the vertical (35") and broad (10’9") jumps at the Gamecocks’ Pro Day, but underwhelmed in the forty (4.84) and three-cone drill (7.36). English shows almost no run-defense capability on film and must add strength, but he offers long arms (35 1/8") and pass-coverage skills when asked to run with tailbacks in the flat. He is an intriguing flier pickup with some upside.
May 3 - 1:18 PM

South Carolina redshirt junior WR Deebo Samuel and redshirt senior LB Skai Moore have been accused of assaulting a Marine veteran.

Neither player has been charged as of yet, but a criminal complaint has been made to the Columbia Police Department. The incident in question occurred at a bar at 3:00 AM on Saturday morning. Per the complaint, the victim -- a veteran who served in Afghanistan -- confronted the South Carolina players after his phone was knocked out of his hand. They denied that accusation and the subsequent argument allegedly then escalated and became physical. South Carolina HC Will Muschamp indicated that the team is still gathering information on the incident, adding one note of interest. Said Muschamp, "I have talked to Deebo Samuel and he was not at the establishment, so there’s an incorrect report and that's some irresponsible journalism, in my opinion, but it is what it is." According to staff at the bar, the incident was captured on tape. Samuel and Moore are expected to be key contributors during the coming season as South Carolina tries to make some noise in the SEC.
Source: The State
May 2 - 7:45 PM

South Carolina T Mason Zandi will attend the Panthers' local prospect day.

The 6-foot-9, 315-pound Zandi was one of the better offensive line prospects not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, a backhanded compliment if there ever was one. He has NFL size, of course, and is a solid run blocker. Unfortunately, his pass protection isn't close to being NFL caliber at the moment. Zandi projects to right tackle in the pros.
Apr 3 - 7:08 PM

South Carolina redshirt senior LB Skai Moore has run the forty in the 4.4-second range.

That, of course, was before Moore underwent season-ending neck surgery last year. Fully healthy, he's one of the most athletic linebackers in the nation. The 6-foot-2, 221-pounder is on the smallish side, but the NFL has been moving more towards defenders like him in recent seasons. This coming season will obviously be huge for his NFL Draft aspirations. Moore led the team with 111 tackles in 2015.
Source: ESPN
Mar 15 - 5:11 PM


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