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    Here you go Conway let me know if you like what I came up with?
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    Can't stand even looking at him. Certain people just give off the vibe of bull crap, and he is definitely one of them. I put him in the same category a some politicians. Everything he does is manufactured. My favorite was the sprinkling of the grass from Clemson on the playoff field. He said he wanted a private moment, and didn't want to say what he was doing, then he watched to make sure the cameras were on him before he had his private time.
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    South Carolina officially hires John Scott Jr. to complete football coaching staff January 22, 2019 .mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.25%;height:0;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%}.mcclatchy-embed iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%} South Carolina finally has its defensive line coach. The team and Will Muschamp officially hired Arkansas defensive tackles coach John Scott Jr. to replace Lance Thompson as the schools board of trustees approved his contract on Tuesday morning. The Greer native also spent time with the New York Jets. He will earn $435,000 annually, and his contract runs through May 31, 2020. “I was very impressed with John during a lengthy interview that I conducted with him,” Muschamp said in a statement. “He is very detailed-oriented and what I would call a ‘grinder’. He also has an NFL background and has experience coaching elite players, something that was very important to me. He’s a good fit for our staff.” Gamecocks athletics director Ray Tanner said he and Muschamp have been discussing a new defensive line hire for “three or four weeks.” Muschamp “is excited about what (Scott) has done in the past and the guys he has coached and is looking forward to getting him involved starting today,” Tanner said. It is the second coaching change of the offseason for Muschamp’s staff. Earlier this month, he hired Thomas Brown to coach running backs and take Pat Washington’s place on the staff. “When you have a big staff, there is going to be change and transition from time to time,” Tanner said. “It seems to be the case across the country, but I think now we are ready to move forward now to spring practice.” Thompson was one of Muschamp’s original hires, but was not kept on this offseason. Scott’s career took him to Texas Tech, Georgia Southern, Missouri State, Norfolk State and his alma mater, Western Carolina, coaching either defensive line or outside linebackers and was a graduate assistant at Louisiana-Lafayette. He has background in 3-4 defenses, although Arkansas was a four-down linemen team last season. After college, he played a few years of lower level pro football, including in the Arena Football League 2. At GSU, he worked with Brent Russell, the program’s all-time sack leader and one of the top defenders on the FCS level. At Texas Tech under Kliff Kingsbury, Scott coached two-time all-conference lineman Kerry Hyder. With the Jets, he worked with the likes of Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams. At Arkansas, Scott bridged the end of the Bret Bielema era and the start of the Chad Morris era, with a defense that struggled both seasons. South Carolina football coaching salaries Head coach Will Muschamp $4.4 million (contract through 2023) Defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson $1.2 million (through 2021) Offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon $1 million (through 2021) Offensive line coach Eric Wolford $700,000 (through 2021) Quarterbacks coach Dan Werner $700,000 (through 2020) Linebackers/special teams Coleman Hutzler $475,000 (through 2019) Defensive line coach John Scott Jr. $435,000 (through 2020) Tight ends coach Bobby Bentley $400,000 (through 2019) Outside linebackers coach Mike Peterson $300,000 (through 2019) Running backs coach Thomas Brown $300,000 (through 2020) Special teams assistant Kyle Krantz $125,000 (through May 31)
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    USC sets pitcher rotation. Here’s our projection for Opening Day starting lineup February 13, 2019 The first name was known. The second was new but ultimately expected. The third is someone Gamecock fans may know nothing about. South Carolina baseball has set its starting rotation for its opening weekend against Liberty, the team announced Wednesday. Sophomore Carmen Mlodzinski will get the start Friday night, as expected. Freshman Dylan Harley will go Saturday — coach Mark Kingston heavily hinted as such last week. And junior Reid Morgan will take the mound Sunday. Kingston and pitching coach Skylar Meade kept observers guessing throughout the preseason, initially indicating that they were considering seven pitchers for three spots. In addition, Kingston left open the possibility of employing an “opener” or some other unconventional bullpen strategy. In the end, Mlodzinski locked up the ace spot as the Gamecocks’ only experienced returning starter. Harley, who led the state in strikeouts in high school, came in and impressed right away with high velocity and good stuff. Morgan, a junior college transfer, initially came to USC as a likely bullpen arm but pitched well throughout the spring. Hayden Lehman, another junior college transfer, and sophomores John Gilreath and TJ Shook, will all be considered to start in midweek games. 2019 LINEUP PROJECTION Catcher: Chris Cullen The staff really love the changes Cullen has made physically since last year and consider him the best defensive catcher on the team. First base: Josiah Sightler Right now, first base remains a battle between the freshman Sightler and sophomore Jordan Holladay, and Kingston hinted that Holladay is the more finished player at the moment. “You have to make a short-term and a long-term decision. So sometimes a guy might be a little bit ahead of another guy, but the ceiling for one guy is higher, so you think with enough at-bats, one guy will pass them eventually,” Kingston said of the position. Sightler seems likely to get the nod at first, and if he can’t improve with those early at-bats, Holladay would get a chance. Platooning remains a possibility as well. Second base: Noah Campbell One of the few spots where there’s been no question since the fall. Shortstop: Nick Neville Neville’s main competition, George Callil, missed a large portion of the preseason with injury, but it likely wouldn’t have mattered, as Neville has been swinging the bat well these past few weeks. Kingston has all but named Neville the starter — “Right now, Nick is playing the best shortstop for us,” he said. Third base: Jacob Olson The outfield/third base debate for Olson seems to have tilted decisively in favor of the infield spot. He’s spent essentially the entire preseason playing the hot corner. Left field: Brady Allen Redshirt freshman Ian Jenkins is out for a few weeks with a tweaked knee, and Allen appears to be swinging the best bat of the remaining contenders. However, this might be the most wide-open spot left in the lineup outside of first base, and Kingston might try platooning or trotting out different guys to start the year. Center field: TJ Hopkins Health was the only way Hopkins wouldn’t have this spot, and he seems fine so far (knock on wood). Right field: Andrew Eyster Hitters like Eyster have to be in the lineup. His mammoth 500-foot home run the other day off the Founders Park scoreboard is proof of that. Designated hitter: Luke Berryhill “Right now Berryhill has done enough that if he’s not catching to be our DH,” Kingston confirmed.
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    Here you go Conway let me know if you like what I came up with?
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    Done bud if you ever want to change go to profile and just copy & past where it says Signature box beside signature!!
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    It seems like we just got through playing UTjr., lol. USC has a tough game in Knoxville tonight, then finish out the season vs Texas A&M, vs Ole Miss, at Miss St., vs Alabama, at Missouri, at Texas A&M, and vs UGA. That's a final 7 SEC games against opponents with a combined 23-47 SEC record. Some of them will be hard road games, tonight's game will be the toughest, but finishing 7-1 and 14-4 overall in SEC play wouldn't be too big of a shocker at this point. It sure would've been at the start of the season..... At the worst I see us going 4-4, and finishing 11-7, and 16-15 overall. Win a couple in the SECT, and we could sneak into the NIT. And that's the worst I see - we can definitely do better as well....
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    Great! Thanks a lot Feathered, I really like them! Much Appreciated!!
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    Coach Martin provides an update on injured Gamecocks February 11, 2019 South Carolina’s 2018-19 basketball season summed up in six words: Nonconference losses, SEC wins, multiple injuries. The latter of those themes was brought up Monday during a news conference with Frank Martin at Colonial Life Arena. Two days after announcing Justin Minaya will be taking a medical redshirt, the Gamecocks coach said the same for Jason Cudd. Cudd, a sophomore center who hasn’t played since the win over North Greenville on Dec. 31, won’t be back this year because of a knee injury. He was hurt during a practice before USC’s win over Missouri on Jan. 13. “Cudd is off crutches,” Martin said. “He’s off crutches. He’s starting to move around. He’s not in a place where he’s jogging yet.” Cudd, a 7-footer from Socastee High, has logged 28 games in a Carolina uniform, but 23 of those came as a freshman. He has career averages of 1.1 points and 0.9 rebounds. Cudd, Minaya and T.J. Moss are all officially out for the remainder of this season. Moss, a freshman point guard, suffered a high ankle sprain before the Virginia loss on Dec. 19. He’s also dealt with a foot injury that required surgery. “T.J.’s deal is like a five to six month thing for everything to completely heal where he’ll be allowed to get back out there,” Martin said of the former three-star prospect from Memphis. “But he’s close … he’s out of the cast, he’s in a boot now. He’s close to now being off that (scooter), where he can actually put his foot on the ground with the boot on. “We gotta be patient there.” Minaya, a starting swingman out since late November because of knee surgery, was thought to have a chance at returning this season. But when the final decision was made last Friday, it was the right one, Martin said. “Him going out there right now would be for one thing and one thing only — the University of South Carolina’s benefit,” Martin said. “That doesn’t benefit Justin Minaya in any way. So this allows him to catch his breath and not be in a rush to get out there and try to play in four games. Frank Martin News Conference — 2/11/19 Chris Silva News Conference — 2/11/19
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    Because South Carolina actually plays competition. Clemson has used the Boise State method of success. Play a mediocre to halfway decent team to start the season, when you have all summer to prepare, and then play a high school schedule the rest of the season, us included for the last few years. This year was a perfect example of it. By the Clemson/Carolina game, we were decimated with injuries, and they were not. Our depth was definitely a contributing factor, but so was our schedule. They didn't have to deal with a schedule nearly as tough, and hard-hitting as we did. I did work for one of the Clemson coaches. He was a very nice guy, and he was kind enough to talk to me for a while about football. His paraphrased answer to me, when I asked how long he thought he would be there, was "Why would we leave? We have everything we want. We have a small town atmosphere, with Greenville close by if we want to go somewhere larger. We play in a weak conference, and with the playoffs set up the way they are, we have to worry about 1, maybe 2 teams a year, and if we win those, we are in the playoffs." Yes, Clemson has recruited very well, but by very questionable means. Why would Clemson all of a sudden, skyrocket up in recruiting rankings, like they did several years ago? Who honestly wants to go to Clemson? I live less than an hour from there, and I hold my nose when I drive through. I do like Lake Hartwell, though. Everything about their recruiting has a stench to it, such as XT getting a new truck, right after committing, when his family is struggling financially, and recruits posting pictures of themselves with wads of cash after committing to Clemson. Now add in the PED stuff, accompanied with all of the stuff from the 80's, Sammy Watkins' pot charges magically disappearing, Dabo getting a Pickens County deputy fired after he stopped him for speeding. Where there is smoke, there is fire. Now, not to be naive, I fully understand that all football programs cheat to some degree, but as I had a Clemson fan say to me once, "we are just better at it than anyone else." It is not an easy path for South Carolina to make it to the playoffs, since we play in the SEC. We had a much better path when we were independent. I still get mad thinking about Navy in 84.
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    Five things that stand out about USC’s football operations building February 04, 2019 THE STATE As South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner welcomed media members to a tour of the Gamecocks new $50 million football operations building, he already was anticipating what some of the reaction to the building might be. The Gamecocks’ new locker room has a game room, a 15-seat movie theater, a barbershop and the Darius Rucker recording studio, where one player recently stayed until 4:30 a.m., necessitating new closing hours on the room, Muschamp said. “We’ve got to get a little bit more sleep,” he joked. The lobby of the building has a replica of George Rogers’ Heisman Trophy, a 12-foot by 27-foot video display made of thirty-six 55-inch televisions, and a 20-foot tall Block C Logo. The player entry hall features an interactive NFL display with a helmet from each NFL team that will display the former Gamecocks who have played for that team. In the future, those players will be projected onto a mirrored surface, which can be changed to show the reflection of a recruit along with the words, “You’re Next.” “Certainly in the recruiting process, (the building) has helped us with the young men we have had on campus and their families,” Muschamp said. The current players also have enjoyed it, he said. More than 50 players were in the weight room on Saturday morning when the team didn’t have anything scheduled, Dillman said. “That says a lot about wanting to be in the building,” Muschamp said. “They want to be here and I want them to want to be in our building and be around us as coaches. I think that helps the culture of your program.” ABOUT THE NEW FACILITY What: The Cyndi and Kenneth Long Family Football Operations Center Where it is: At the rear of Gamecock Park and adjacent to the indoor practice facility. The new building overlooks the outdoor practice fields and has a direct view of Williams-Brice Stadium. Cost: $50 million Overall square footage: 110,000 square feet Architects: Quackenbush Architects + Planners; and Gensler Sports General contractor: Contract Construction Branding design: Jack Porter .mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.25%;height:0;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%}.mcclatchy-embed iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%} .mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.25%;height:0;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%}.mcclatchy-embed iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%}
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    Deion Sanders’ message to USC that Will Muschamp loved: ‘Recruit my son, not me’ February 06, 2019 THE STATE .mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.25%;height:0;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%}.mcclatchy-embed iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%} A former defensive back himself, Will Muschamp now has on his roster the cornerback son of one of the all-time great cornerbacks — Shilo Sanders, son of the legendary Deion Sanders, signed with South Carolina on Wednesday. What that gives the Gamecocks is a player with huge “genetic upside,” a child of an ex-NFL star and yet another potential recruiting boost for the program. Muschamp’s first experience with recruiting and coaching a football star’s son to USC came with cornerback Jaycee Horn, whose father is Pro Bowl wide receiver Joe Horn. That went about as well as he could have hoped — Jaycee was named to the SEC All-Freshman team and played 11 games, and Joe’s social media account is littered with pictures of him in Gamecock gear. “How much (Deion will) be around will be up to him,” Muschamp said Wednesday. “He’s got a busy schedule. He’s still coaching high school football in Dallas, he has his other son playing at Trinity Christian ... He does coach on Friday nights and he works with the NFL Network on Sundays and Saturday nights, and he’s busy with some things on the West Coast as well, we know.” Speaking at his son’s signing ceremony, however, Deion Sanders made it clear that he’s eager to make his way to Columbia and Williams-Brice Stadium, the place where his team terrorized the Gamecocks in 1986 and 1988, helping Florida State to wins of 45-28 and 59-0. And despite those blowouts, Sanders also expressed excitement for how his son and Carolina’s current coaching staff will mesh. “I am elated that Shilo chose South Carolina. You have no idea. Can’t wait to get back there. Haven’t been since I played against them years ago,” Sanders said. “Great fit, great system. Can’t wait to see how he see how gets involved defensively and starts to understand.” When it comes to recruiting the offspring of football royalty, Muschamp said, there was no need for special treatment. Both Joe Horn and Deion Sanders were “first-class” in how they handled the process, and neither required a different approach from Muschamp’s usual recruiting pitch. “(Sanders) was wonderful in the recruitment process as a father as far as telling me basically, ‘Recruit my son, not me.’ I appreciate that,” Muschamp said. “But he was great throughout the entire recruiting process.” Still, even though Muschamp and USC were focused on recruiting Jaycee and Shilo as players that could help the Gamecocks on the field, there’s no denying that having their famous fathers and NFL pedigree associated with the program can only help South Carolina on the recruiting trail “Obviously Deion brings a lot of credibility,” Muschamp said. “To have a guy that’s probably the best ever at to lace up the cleats at the corner position, to entrust his son to us says an awful lot about the confidence he has in this coaching staff, I can tell you that.”
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    Four-star DT Jaquaze Sorrells commits to the Gamecocks February 06, 2019 RIVALS BIO 247SPORTS BIO RIVALS STAR RANKING 247SPORTS STAR RANKING Winter Park (Fla.) class of 2019 four-star defensive tackle Jaquaze Sorrells committed to South Carolina during a ceremony at his school Wednesday afternoon. USC Wednesday gained a big piece for the middle of its defensive line by signing 4 star DT Jaquaze Sorrells 6'2" 290lbs of Winter Park, FL. Sorrells chose the Gamecocks over offers from Penn State and Alabama. He made official visits to all three schools. Sorrells originally committed to Florida in 2017 and de-committed on New Year’s Eve of 2017. The Gamecocks kept up their recruiting presence with him and impressed him with the defensive coaching history of head coach Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson. “Having T-Rob and coach Muschamp, that’s pretty much it, to be honest,” Sorrells said during the recruiting process. “It’s just really cool to have those two around. They are really trying to change the program. They say I’m athletic and I’m the top defensive lineman they would like.” In his career, Sorrells had 178 total tackles with 18 sacks. He’s the only new defensive tackle signed for the class. Longtime commitment Jahkeem Green is not signing today and Josh Belk played last season though he’s counted with this class of signees. USC now has 24 spots filled for the class and is awaiting the announcement of cornerback Jammie Robinson shortly after 2:00 PM.
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    Highlights some of the team’s offseason drills. Five-star defensive end Zacch Pickens, who’s among the nine freshmen already on campus, was one of the player prominently featured in the video January 31, 2019
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    From Kingston's twitter: That looks awesome. I can't wait for the season to start.
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    THE DAILY CROW | Chris breaks down the Gamecocks SS for 2019 + “best bet”, prediction for tonight’s game vs. UT January 29, 2019 Who will be South Carolina’s starting shortstop on Opening Day? Plus, Chris gives his “best bet” and prediction for tonight’s game against Tennessee.
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    ‘Those guys give you nightmares.’ SEC coaches talk Chris Silva-Grant Williams matchup January 28, 2019 Chris Silva looked like the best player in the Southeastern Conference. He dunked on Auburn, he hit mid-range jumpers, he swatted the Tigers’ shots, he helped foul out two of AU’s post players. “We had nobody to guard him,” said Auburn coach Bruce Peal. Thirty-two points, 14 rebounds, four blocks for the South Carolina senior forward. He didn’t miss a free throw. He shot 91 perfect from the field. It was as perfect a performance of any SEC star this season. And the shine lasted for less than 24 hours. Silva was phenomenal last Tuesday in guiding USC to an upset of the No. 16 Tigers. Tennessee’s Grant Williams was better a day later in carrying the Volunteers to a come-from-behind overtime victory at Vanderbilt — 43 points, eight boards, four blocks, a school-record 23 made FTs on 23 attempts. “He does a great job drawing contact,” said Vandy coach Bryce Drew. “And he does a great job using his body.” At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the 6-foot-9, 234-pound Silva matches up with the 6-7, 236-pound Williams at Colonial Life Arena. It’s the featured side-show to South Carolina’s chance at knocking off the top-ranked Vols. The State asked four SEC coaches to help preview the second-to-last scheduled battle between a couple of the country’s best big men. AVERY JOHNSON, ALABAMA Williams, who leads the SEC in scoring (20.2 points per game), dropped 21 on the Crimson Tide on Jan. 19. Johnson had more success against Silva last season when the Tide held the then-junior to nine points and four rebounds. “You’re talking about two great guys where the physicality is just off the charts,” Johnson said. “You better be able to play and not retaliate because those guys bring maximum energy, hustle. “But they both have improved their games in terms of the fundamentals of their games, whether it’s a post move, adding a jump shot to their game. Silva was outstanding in the (Auburn) game and it wasn’t just dunks. It was jump shots and jump hooks. Williams can now shoot the ball, he can take you off the dribble, he can post up. I mean, the guy was perfect from the free throw line. … So he’s tough. “Those kind of kids give you nightmares at night, and I know I had them before we played Tennessee.” Johnson, a champion with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999, played in an NBA when the game was won more at the rim. The 3-pointer wasn’t nearly as prominent and “stretch-four” was a foreign term. When Johnson watches Silva and Williams, he flashes back in time. “They are throwback guys,” Johnson said. “And it’s kind of fun to watch that those throwback guys can still be effective.” MIKE ANDERSON, ARKANSAS Williams leads the SEC in free throw attempts (161). Silva is fourth (112). Williams went 14 of 14 from the line against the Razorbacks on Jan. 15. Silva totaled 16 FTs over two games with Arkansas last season. “That stat from Grant, 23 of 23 from the free throw line, that’s unbelievable,” Anderson said. “And obviously playing against Silva, we’ve seen him get his share of opportunities at the free throw line. And those guys have gotten better. “Grant, obviously, isn’t a typical power forward, but he uses that body, man. He gets low and he gets position and he’s going to get fouled or he’s going to score over you. “Those two going against each other, I think what’s going to be a key is the help from each team. How do you help? Silva, in his own way, he’s a tough matchup because he can step out on the floor. He’s got a great pair of hands. He’s very, very athletic. “I think they both bring a level of toughness. It should be an outstanding game.” BEN HOWLAND, MISSISSIPPI STATE Before the Auburn performance, Silva’s lone double-double in SEC play came against Mississippi State on Jan. 8. He had 11 and 12 in the overtime win over the Bulldogs. Williams had 10 and 11 in his last matchup with Howland’s team. “They both share one very common trait in both their games, though they’re different obviously,” Howland said. “They play so hard. They’re such a hard-nosed playing pair of guys — the way they play, the way they post up, the way they seal and get you behind them and keep you behind them. “The physicality and the constant working to defend or post up and run the floor, they play so darn hard. “ Too hard to guard one another? Howland sees USC’s Maik Kotsar drawing the initial Williams assignment Tuesday. For Tennessee, it could be the 6-11, 215-pound Kyle Alexander on Silva. “I would think Kotsar would probably start out on Williams because of the body size — 250-plus pounds, his ability to lean on Grant,” Howland said. “It also makes for less foul situations for Silva. ... (Tennessee would) have Alexander guarding Silva to start the game. That would be my guess. “But that being said, it’s about your whole team. It’s not just two guys playing. And both teams are really good.” BRUCE PEARL, AUBURN Williams won SEC Player of the Year last season while Silva took the league’s Defensive Player of the Year honor. Tennessee swept South Carolina as Williams had more points (36-18), but Silva had more rebounds (12-7). Williams, according to KenPom, leads the nation in fouls drawn per 40 minutes (8.2). Silva, at 9.2, was second in the nation in that category last season. “The way they play and as hard as they both play,” Pearl said, “it’s what’s good about college basketball. I’m just extremely impressed with both those guys. “The most challenging thing is the three officials that have to call that game. That’s not going to be an easy call.”
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    Projects coming up for William Brice Stadium Supposed to happen after 2019 season -95000 sq ft fan amenity space -Crews building renovations -Work underneath south stands -New loge seating area in southwest corner -West 100 level renovations -Renovations and structural expansion of the east club 400 level
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    I think closing out games will be the biggest leap leading to success. That in turn will lead to a better record. Last year there were about three games we were leading but gave away in the final minutes. If there is no improvement, that could put the pressure on Coach Boom.
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    Found this and wanted to share. Joe Morrison Shows 1984 (NC State, Florida St, Clemson)
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    South Georgia 3 star WR gets hands on Gamecocks offer JANUARY 23, 2019 BY PHIL KORNBLUT LINK: SPORTSTALK Rivals bio 247sports bio Rivals star ranking 247sports star ranking Jacyais Credle USC Tuesday reached into South Georgia for a tall target in 3 star WR Jacyais Credle 6'4" 195lbs of Columbus. The Gamecocks aren’t alone in noticing Credle who also has offers from Oregon, Virginia and Tennessee. “I was very excited to know that South Carolina had interest,” Credle said. “Once they offered I was like, this is something big.” Last season Credle had 40 catches for 800 yards and 8 touchdowns. He said the coaches like his tall frame and ability to catch the football. “Like how I use my frame to get the ball and great, strong hands,” he said. Credle said he hopes to visit USC next month after he gets SAT/ACT score on his transcript.

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