South Carolina Rumors & News

  • Former South Carolina QB Mitch announces transfer to James Madison

    The Score "Former South Carolina starting quarterback Connor Mitch has declared via Twitter that he will be joining James Madison as a graduate transfer. Mitch opened the season as the GameCocks' starting quarterback in 2015 and started the first two games of the season before missing the rest of his..." June 28

  • Top-rated in-state receiver joins Gamecocks’ 2017 class

    The State "The new South Carolina football coaching staff is looking for playmakers, and former Union County coach and Gamecocks quarterback Steve Taneyhill believes USC is getting a major adrenaline boost with the commitment Saturday of wide receiver Shi Smith. “He is fast, that breakaway speed that very..." June 11

  • USC’s Skai Moore to miss 2016 season with neck injury

    The State "Senior linebacker Skai Moore, South Carolina’s leading tackler each of the last three seasons, will miss the 2016 season due to a herniated disc in his neck. Moore, a 6-foot-2, 218-pound Cooper City, Fla., native, will have surgery Friday in Charlotte and will undergo a Level 1 fusion,..." May 31

  • South Carolina's Connor Mitch to transfer

    The State "South Carolina’s quarterback competition was whittled down by one Friday. Junior quarterback Connor Mitch, who won last year’s preseason competition for the starting quarterback job, will graduate from the university this summer and transfer to another school to finish his playing career, the..." May 21

  • South Carolina picks up 4-star athlete Shawn Smith

    The State "South Carolina picked up a wide receiver commitment Saturday at part of a recruiting cookout held on campus. Brunswick (Ga.) High wide receiver Shawn Smith committed to Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks for the Class of 2017. " April 30

  • Report: NCAA blocks Marcus Lattimore from joining South Carolina football

    Sportsnaut "Marcus Lattimore, who was slated to join Will Muschamp’s staff at South Carolina, has been blocked by the NCAA from this position because his presence would be considered an “unfair” advantage in recruiting, per David Cloninger of The State. “Lattimore, who will graduate from USC next month,..." April 16

  • High school junior QB Jake Bentley to join South Carolina for 2016 season

    ESPN "Jake Bentley, the second-ranked quarterback and the 33rd-ranked player in the ESPN Junior 300, announced on Twitter he would be forgoing his senior year of high school and enroll to play at South Carolina over the summer with the rest of the Gamecocks' 2016 recruiting class. "I am announcing..." April 06

  • Will Muschamp on Kirby Smart: 'I'm looking forward to whippin' his ass'

    Alabama "When it comes to Kirby Smart, Will Muschamp is looking forward to "whippin' his ass." Let's be clear about this: The two coaches are friends, not that it matters much. However, when Muschamp's South Carolina Gamecocks meet Smart's Georgia Bulldogs on Oct. 8 in an SEC East showdown,..." April 05

  • South Carolina's D.J. Smith to undergo thumb surgery

    The Score "South Carolina safety D.J. Smith will miss the remainder of spring practice as he undergoes thumb surgery, head coach Will Muschamp announced. The junior saw action in all 12 games last season, primarily on special teams, but began to see more time at strong safety. " March 30

  • Report: South Carolina QB Perry Orth to miss rest of spring ball with broken collarbone

    SEC Country "South Carolina’s quarterback situation just got much more puzzling. Redshirt senior quarterback Perry Orth sustained a broken collarbone during Saturday’s spring scrimmage, according to a report from’s Chris Clark. He is scheduled to undergo surgery and is expected to..." March 27

  • DB Chris Moody does 180 on transfer, will stay with Gamecocks

    College Football Talk "Back in January, Chris Moody announced that he would be transferring from South Carolina and playing his final season of college football elsewhere. Two months later… Tuesday afternoon, Moody was back in his Gamecocks uniform and working with his teammates as the first spring practice sans..." March 24

  • Jake Bentley to South Carolina: Gamecocks Land 4-Star QB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "South Carolina bolstered its offensive future Thursday when quarterback Jake Bentley committed to its 2017 recruiting class. The 6'4", 215-pound signal-caller is a 4-star prospect, per 247Sports' composite rankings, and he's the No. 104 overall player, the No. 6 pro-style quarterback and the..." March 24

  • Gamecocks say QB Lorenzo Nuñez out ‘week or so’ with hyperextended knee

    College Football Talk "It appears the demise of one of Lorenzo Nuñez‘s knees has been somewhat exaggerated. Over the weekend, the South Carolina quarterback sustained a knee injury that initial reports suggested could sideline him for the remainder of spring practice. In confirming that Nuñez did indeed suffer a..." March 23

  • Wide receiver D.J. Neal transferring from Gamecocks

    The Post and Courier "South Carolina is losing a promising young wide receiver who started three games for the Gamecocks last season. D.J. Neal, a rising sophomore from Atlanta who caught eight passes for 104 yards last year, is transferring. USC confirmed the departure Tuesday night, after Neal thanked well-wishers..." March 03

  • Al Harris Jr., David Johnson dismissed by South Carolina

    The Score "Al Harris Jr. and David Johnson have been dismissed from the South Carolina football program by new coach Will Muschamp. "They are no longer part of the team," Muschamp said on Saturday. "We wish them the best."" February 22

  • Report: Houston's Tom Herman nearly took South Carolina job

    The Score "Tom Herman signed a contract extension with Houston in December, but he may have had one foot out the door a couple weeks earlier. Herman was close to becoming the head coach of South Carolina in November, but the Gamecocks' loss to The Citadel on Nov. 21 changed his mind about the job, Dan..." February 16

  • South Carolina Lands Commitment From Former Alabama RB Tyren Jones

    College Spun "Tyren Jones, a former Alabama running back, has committed to South Carolina. Jones, who starred this past season at Hutchison C.C., was dismissed from the Crimson Tide program in early 2015. He totaled 658 yards and five touchdowns this past season. The news was first reported by 247..." January 25

  • Cavin Ridley decommits from South Carolina

    Alabama "Just two days after committing to South Carolina over Alabama, Cavin Ridley is back on the market. The younger brother of Alabama record-setting receiver Calvin Ridley announced on Monday morning that he needed "more time to make this extremely critical decision about my future." Ridley, a..." January 04

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