South Carolina coach Shane Beamer named Luke Doty the starting quarterback to begin the 2021 season.

Doty received the starting nod Sunday following a 5-for-7 performance in the Gamecocks' Garnet and Black spring game.

"Unless something totally changes between now and when we watch the tape, Luke Doty is our starting quarterback," Beamer said, according to John Whittle of 247Sports.

"Like every other position, that’s going to be competition throughout the summer. By no means are we anointing Luke, but he’s taken every rep with the first team all spring practice and I didn’t see anything today to make me think otherwise. He’s great."