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  1. Latest on Ger-Cari Caldwell January 25, 2020 | sportstalk Northwestern WR Ger-Cari Caldwell has all the drama to himself regarding in-state 2020 uncommitted major prospects. The late bloomer is taking an official visit to Tennessee this weekend. He’s also been officially to East Carolina, Baylor and Wake Forest. And USC gets the last visit next weekend. This week coaches from USC, Baylor and Tennessee were in the school to visit Caldwell according to his coach Page Wofford. Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp was among those to visit and the head coaches from Tennessee and Baylor are coming next week. Muschamp and receivers coach Bryan McClendon want to add another receiver to the class after Da’Qon Stewart withdrew his pledge earlier this month. Wofford feels the Gamecock coaches have done all they can do to put themselves in a good place with Caldwell. “They’ve done a really good job, and coach (Bobby Bentley) especially has done a really good job with him up to this point,” Wofford said. “I think they’ve done an excellent job. I don’t feel like they’ve pressured him. They’ve never said hey, we’ve offered you and you can’t anywhere. They’ve let him go and look at other places.” Caldwell visited USC last weekend for a junior day. He carries a 3-star rating in the 247Sports composite coming off a season of 51 catches for 744 yards and 6 touchdowns.
  2. Friday evening recruiting report January 24, 2020 The Gamecocks offered 4-star safety Ahmari Harvey (5-11 171) of Tallahassee. He has a national offer list. WR Tanner Koziol (6-6 200) of La Grange Park, IL visited Gamecocks last weekend. He also visited Tennessee while on his trip. Gaffney DL Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins confirmed this afternoon he will be visiting Virginia Tech Saturday for a junior day. He said he plans to visit The Gamecocks the next weekend. He was at Tennessee last weekend. Irmo DE Kaseem Vauls (6-1 240) plans to attend the junior day at the Gamecocks tomorrow. He also has been to Appalachian State. Last season he had 41 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 17 sacks.
  3. Would this aid in helping select few teams we have now win it more each year?
  4. Report says, South Carolina board should ‘recalibrate its engagement with athletics’ January 24, 2020, | GCF Staff report The University of South Carolina asked a national organization to review the way its board of trustees operates is its governance procedures. And in that 35-page report was a one-page warning of sorts when it came to athletics. (VIEW ARTICLE)
  5. Report says, South Carolina board should ‘recalibrate its engagement with athletics’ January 24, 2020, | GCF Staff report The University of South Carolina asked a national organization to review the way its board of trustees operates is its governance procedures. And in that 35-page report was a one-page warning of sorts when it came to athletics. The Association of Governing Boards, an institution that helps governing bodies at colleges with their procedures, mentioned a “special word” about sports when it came to the Gamecocks board. “Football has long been a priority of members of the Board of Trustees, as is true to some extent elsewhere,” the report said. “However, board engagement in college sports requires a clearer understanding of fiduciary responsibility than this board demonstrates.” It went on to warn about boards acting more as fans than stewards of managing finances on that side. The board has the final approval on coaches contracts. Some of this tied into recent instances of the board speaking up about coaching issues at the end of the 2019 football season. “The recent publicity surrounding the future of the UofSC-Columbia football coach and the ready press availability of board members demonstrates a misunderstanding of fiduciary responsibilities,” the report said. “While the athletics program involves a substantial financial investment, trustees and boards that overly engage in the management of athletics are clearly operating outside their appropriate scope of accountability.” As the Gamecocks football program headed toward what ended up being a 4-8 season, questions arose around USC coach Will Muschamp and his contract buyout at the time was that figure around $19 million. Several board members spoke to media outlets about the ability to pay such a buyout, as well as some other matters. Reports citing anonymous sources also linked several board members to inviting former Gamecocks player Brad Edwards, who is the current athletic director at George Mason, to a game in Columbia to talk about possible employment. South Carolina’s new president, Robert Caslen, also spoke publicly twice about the state of the football program, and each time a follow-up statement of clarification was issued either by athletic director Ray Tanner or by Caslen. “I changed it at West Point,” Caslen said of emphasizing beating a rival in Navy to the Greenville News. “I’m going to change it here at USC.” The report from the Association of Governing Boards called for toning down of focus on certain aspects that fall to an athletic director and to his or her staff. “Selecting coaches, setting salary ranges for coaches and athletics personnel (except for approving unique or significant contract details, as specified in board policy), and commenting on personnel especially based on wins and losses are outside the lane of board engagement,” the report said. Instead it said the board’s focus should be on issues such as student-athlete safety, academics, changes in cost-of-attendance policies from the NCAA and behavior issues for student-athletes. In short, the report called on the board to focus on the financial and student welfare side of things. The report also discouraged the use of an athletics committee with the logic it could slide toward boosterism rather that a more sober mission of oversight (South Carolina’s board has a intercollegiate athletics committee). And the report ended discussion of athletics with a simple message. “It is important that this board recalibrate its engagement with athletics to reflect a fuller awareness of fiduciary engagement and restraint,” the report said. The full note on athletics: READ FULL REPORT CLICK “A Special Word about Intercollegiate Athletics and Board Governance College sports, especially football and basketball, are a focal point at UofSC-Columbia. And football has long been a priority of members of the Board of Trustees, as is true to some extent elsewhere. However, board engagement in college sports requires a clearer understanding of fiduciary responsibility than this board demonstrates. A board that acts more as a fan than a fiduciary can actually cause challenges for the athletics program and the institution. Clearly the recent publicity surrounding the future of the UofSC-Columbia football coach and the ready press availability of board members demonstrates a misunderstanding of fiduciary responsibilities. While the athletics program involves a substantial financial investment, trustees and boards that overly engage in the management of athletics are clearly operating outside their appropriate scope of accountability. The governing board must demonstrate appropriate accountability at the governance level; it must focus on mission over management. Selecting coaches, setting salary ranges for coaches and athletics personnel (except for approving unique or significant contract details, as specified in board policy), and commenting on personnel—especially based on wins and losses—are outside the lane of board engagement. Instead, boards should expect to see data on such issues as student-athlete safety and academic progress, graduation rates of student athletes, risks related to changing NCAA policies related to cost-of-attendance policies, and the behavior of student athletes. It’s not about a board weighing in on the next coach, but rather ensuring that the university is running an athletics program that is financially sound and focused on the welfare of student athletes. The future of this board’s Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics is relevant. Over the years, we have witnessed substantial movement among Division I institutions away from a standing committee on athletics; currently only about 10 percent of boards have such a committee.Athletics committees run a high risk of being more booster than fiduciary; and if the institution views athletics programs as integral to the overall mission of the university then the issues attended to by such a committee should be spread among the other related committees of the board such as finance or academic and student affairs. Board governance at the UofSC System is now a high-profile issue it has gained the attention of the university’s accrediting agency, the media and policy leaders. It is important that this board recalibrate its engagement with athletics to reflect a fuller awareness of fiduciary engagement and restraint.”
  6. Running game is going to be vidule part to the offense. WRs really worry me slow and all the dropped passes last year.
  7. GAMECOCK-GAMEDAY THREAD: South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt ***Jan. 25, 2020 at 8:00pm.*** **Jan. 25, 2020 - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.** South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Here you go free to listen if not near a radio or TV South Carolina is a week removed from making a program-record 16 3s in a win over Texas A&M. It went 6 of 21 from deep in the Auburn loss, a showing that hindered the offense as the Gamecocks again struggled for free throw opportunities. Vandy is last in the SEC in both field goal percentage and 3-point FG percentage defense. 3. History on the line Should South Carolina, which has taken the last two matchups with Vandy, win Saturday, it would extend the Commodores’ SEC regular-season losing streak to 24 games, tying for the longest in league history. After USC, Vandy travels to No. 15 Kentucky. “It’s not going to be easy,” Stackhouse recently told Vanderbilt reporters. “Right now, not being whole (due to injuries), the perception is what it is. We’ve got to find a way to fight through that perception.” 4. Bryant watch South Carolina is 1-1 since Keyshawn Bryant exited the Texas A&M game with a head injury. Frank Martin said during his Gamecock Sports Network call-in show Thursday night that Bryant practiced in half-court situations that afternoon. Bryant’s game status remains to be determined. The same goes for reserve freshman guard Trae Hannibal (sprained ankle). Wildens Leveque started in Bryant’s place at Auburn and finished with four points, three rebounds, three steals and a block in 13 minutes. The Gamecocks mainly went with a smaller lineup that included Jair Bolden’s 21 minutes off the bench. VANDERBILT Coach: Jerry Stackhouse (First season at Vanderbilt — 8-10) Projected starters: G Saben Lee (15.9 ppg), G Maxwell Evans (7.2), G Jordan Wright (4.0), F Dylan Disu (6.4), G/F Braelee Albert (1.5) Last game: Lost to Alabama 77-62 at home on Wednesday KenPom ranking: 177 (No. 133 in offensive efficiency, No. 228 in defensive efficiency) NET: 145 SOUTH CAROLINA Coach: Frank Martin (256-168 in 13 seasons overall; eighth season at USC — 139-114) Projected starters: G A.J. Lawson (13.7), G Jermaine Couisnard (10.9), F Justin Minaya (7.8), Wildens Leveque (2.2), C Maik Kotsar (9.6) Last game: Lost at No. 16 Auburn 80-67 on Wednesday KenPom ranking: 99 (No. 132 in offense efficiency, No. 84 in defense efficiency) NET: 101
  8. Early look at South Carolina Gamecocks 2020 football schedule Jan. 24, 2020, | GCF Staff Report In perhaps the most important season for Muschamp survivor here at South Carolina are wins, wins and wins! They are must for Muschamp to have a extended stay at South Carolina. "The road ahead is daulting for Muschamp and the Gamecocks in 2020." (VIEW ARTICLE)
  9. Early look at South Carolina Gamecocks 2020 football schedule Jan. 24, 2020, | GCF Staff Report In perhaps the most important season for Muschamp survivor here at South Carolina are wins, wins and wins! They are must for Muschamp to have a extended stay at South Carolina. "The road ahead is daulting for Muschamp and the Gamecocks in 2020." Looking back to what has expired. The 4-8 record last year was the program’s second-worst since 1999. Gamecock coach Will Muschamp is heading into Year 5 likely needing to at least stabilize things, or else calls for his job will grow even louder. The road ahead isn’t an easy one, but it is manageable more than last year when they faced off with 3 of the top 5 schools in 2019. Yes LSU the National champs and runner up Clemson both on this years schedule along with a surprising Georgia getting the node at the very early number 2 spot by SI. But let’s look at LSU. The Bayo Tigers have taken some major hits losing both their Coordinators along with the Heisman winning quarterback with a ton of quality players lost to graduation or leaving early for there NFL dreams. Talented as they were, they have stocked pile talent still on hand. LSU will still be a handful on the road but you will still see a major drop off. Early look: Clemson is the favorite to return. Also of note Georgia a early top 2 team right behind Clemson. But I question that. Yes they have talent but as of now very young behind center. Florida seems to be getting there swagger back under the guidance of Dan Mullen. Texas A&M well is Texas A&M. Those will be the hardest challenges to face in 2020 not counting any surprised teams that pop up. With spring practices a month away and the new influx of new faces that will have to step in and play significant roles at their position. Really hard to gauge wins & loses. Simply put best chance to worst chance break down. So let's take an early hard look at what Muschamp and the Gamecocks will have to face this season: GAME 1: Saturday, Sept. 5, home vs. Coastal Carolina: This should be a nice way to ease things in. The Chanticleers went 5-7 in Year 2 with Jamey Chadwell, Year 1 for him as full-time head coach. Coastal has a feisty offense with option principles, and top rusher CJ Marable should return. But the defense wasn’t great, and it’s still a Sun Belt team coming to Columbia. Best chance for a win. GAME 2: Saturday, Sept. 12, home vs. East Carolina: The Pirates went 4-8 in 2019 in their first season with Mike Houston at the helm. He’s built strong programs at Lenoir-Rhyne, The Citadel and James Madison, and had ECU somewhat improved from the Scottie Montgomery era. The team’s top passer, rusher and top three receivers project to all come back. Houston was at the helm of the Citadel team that beat USC in 2015. Best chance for a win. GAME 3: Saturday, Sept. 19, home vs. Missouri: The Tigers smothered the Gamecocks and scored twice on defense in 2019, looking formidable early before fizzling late. Mizzou loses QB Kelly Bryant, and that late skid (plus some other issues) cost Barry Odom his job. App State’s Eliah Drinkwitz, who led the Mountaineers to a win in Williams-Brice last year, takes over a team that allowed only 19.4 points per game in 2019, and should return its top two rushers and several key receivers. Talented tight end Albert Okwuegbunam is leaving for the draft. Best chance for a win. GAME 4: Saturday, Sep. 26, at Kentucky: The Wildcats rebuilt themselves in 2019 with wide receiver Lynn Bowden at quarterback. He’s gone now, and UK will again be looking to cobble together pieces on offense. Terry Wilson returns from injury, and the defense tightened down the stretch. The Gamecocks broke a five-game skid in this series last year, and if they want to return to a bowl they’ll likely need to start a streak of their own in Lexington. The Wildcats have also been a bowl-quality team four years in a row under the hard nose guidance of Mark Stoops. His teams reflect that on the field of play. Other words this is not given here. Toss up at best. GAME 5: Saturday, Oct. 3, at Florida: The first truly hard game of the season, the Gators are coming off an 11-2 season despite not actually having the power running game Dan Mullen usually favors. The Gators have recruited well of late, and this should be another tall task. South Carolina has led in the fourth quarter of each of the past three meetings. Low end to pick up a win. GAME 6: Saturday, Oct. 10, home vs. Tennessee: The Vols pulled off an upset in Knoxville last season, part of their six-game winning streak to close out the season. UT was a trendy pick to improve before 2019, started with losses to BYU and Georgia State and ended up improving anyway. The Vols lose their two best receivers but do return oft-criticized QB Jarrett Guarantano. Otherwise most of the lineup should return. Toss up. GAME 7: Saturday, Oct. 24, home vs. Texas A&M: South Carolina was beat up when it faced Texas A&M in 2019 and put up a fight defensively before wearing down. At the moment, the Aggies are set to lose only four starters — a receiver, a defensive tackle, a center and a defensive end — so they should remain solid. Last season, a brutal schedule tamped down the Aggies’ record, but they should be in position to step forward on that front in 2020. Low end to pick up a win. GAME 8: Saturday, Oct. 31, at Vanderbilt: The Commodores had won five or six games each season for three years heading into 2019. They fell to 3-9 with a mess of quarterback injuries and issues that led to the firing of both coordinators. Despite South Carolina’s own ups and downs and some solid years for Vandy, the Gamecocks haven’t lost in the SEC East series since QB Chris Smelley was taking snaps. Best chance for a win. GAME 9: Saturday, Nov. 7, home vs. Georgia: USC pulled the upset last season, and that’s been carried as the sign this off-season of what the Gamecocks program could potentially be. The Bulldogs again project to be loaded for bear with talent and will again pose a large challenge. Low end to pick up a win. GAME 10: Saturday Nov. 14, at LSU: What this team looks like after a run to the national title game isn’t yet clear. QB Joe Burrow will be moving on. A lot of other talent likely will leave as well, especially when draft declarations finish up. But the defense and offense will almost assuredly be in the hands of good coordinators, and the high-level recruiting has not stopped. So it’s another enormous challenge. Low end to pick up a win. GAME 11: Saturday, Nov. 21, home vs. Wofford: A little bit of a break among national title contenders, the Terriers are a perennially strong FCS outfit, but still an FCS team. Preparing for the option will likely be a modest task, but this shouldn’t be much more than a blip for South Carolina. Best chance for a win. GAME 12: Saturday, Nov. 28, at Clemson: The Tigers will lose most of their offensive line, two safeties and a couple more defenders, before several receivers, an explosive running back and several key defenders look at the NFL. Trevor Lawrence is back at quarterback with plenty of blue-chip talent around him. USC will be looking to prevent a seven-game skid against its rival, which would match the longest in the series, and it won’t get any easier. Low end to pick up a win. THE GAMECOCKS’ EARLY 2020 SCHEDULE RAP-UP Unlike in 2019, when the Gamecocks FBS opponents averaged better than nine wins, the bottom of this slate is a somewhat softer. A 3-1 non-conference record should be expected. Then after that things get a little tricky. The set of Texas A&M, Florida, Clemson, Georgia, and LSU are about as formidable as the top five games in 2019, and perhaps maybe even harder because Dan Mullen and Jimbo Fisher are more settled in at their respective schools. That means the set of Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, give or take an upset against that top group, will again decide the outcome for Muschamp and the Gamecocks. Can the Gamecocks overcome the disaster of 2019? Bobo can he be the difference maker here? Will the running game standout? Can the Gamecocks show improvement at QB? Offensive line protects and blocks better? Can the defense line replace key places lost to graduation? Final and important can they resolve the injury bug that has decimated this team over the past few years? With only 5 best chances to pick-up wins the toss-ups games will be high stake games. But the trick has to be winning the best chance games. No North Carolina's this year. Have to win them. If the Gamecocks can pull off a big upset win in the (5- Low end to pick up a win) column, which the Gamecocks did last year over No. 4 Georgia would help put a shine on the season for 2020. My breakdown for 2020: Gamecocks best to least, (5-best chances to pick-up wins), (1-Toss up at best), (1-Toss up) and (5- Low end to pick up a win) Finale thoughts, I see anywhere from 3 wins as the low and 8 wins as the high mark for 2020.
  10. Carolina Calls last night here is the latest on sophomore wing Keyshawn Bryant (head) and freshman guard Trae Hannibal (ankle) January 24, 2020 Frank Martin said. "Trae was running around on the side today. Anything that was non competitive he was a part of in practice," On Keyshawn. "Keyshawn was able to practice anything competitive on the half court. They didn't want him running up and down, just on the half court. Keyshawn looked normal and didn't look like he was bothered at any time. LATEST STATUS UPDATE FOR SOUTH CAROLINA VS VANDERBILT Keyshawn not cleared yet. Martin said, I'm sure I'll get a call from Mark (our trainer) after the show as I'm driving home and he'll give me an update as to how Key reacted. Trae is cleared. Martin added."It becomes about pain tolerance. He has to be at peace with his ankle."
  11. Dawn Staley getting another McDonald’s All-American as Gamecock signee picks up honor January 24, 2020 For the third year in a row, South Carolina women’s basketball will be represented in the McDonald’s All-American Game. Guard Eniya Russell, who committed and signed with Dawn Staley’s Gamecocks back in November, was named to the 24-player roster on Thursday. Russell, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, is ranked No. 43 in her class by ESPN, No. 39 by Prospects Nation and No. 49 by All Star Girls Report. As a junior, Russell was named first-team All-Metro by the Baltimore Sun, averaging 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game. For her senior season, she transferred to a new school and has helped lead Pallotti to a top-10 ranking in the Washington Post, putting up big numbers along the way.
  12. Friday morning recruiting report January 24, 2020 2022 OL Gunner Givens of Daleville, VA plans to visit the Gamecocks Saturday. Some of his early offers are Virginia, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Georgia Tech and Appalachian State. And he has a 2024 teammate to watch for in DL DJ Tolliver (6-5 280). Gamecocks offered 2023 DE Justin Benton (6-2 225) of Covington, GA. Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland and Alabama are some of his other early offers. Gamecock target DL Jahvaree Ritzie of Kernersville, NC was offered by Ohio State. Gamecock target OL Jakiah Leftwich of Atlanta was offered by Illinois. Gamecock target WR Jaden Alexis of Coconut Creek, FL was offered by Alabama. He visited USC last weekend.
  13. Deion Sanders seems to take issue with his son's baseball tryout at South Carolina January 23, 2020 NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders was one of the few two-sport stars in the history of professional sports. Sanders had an electrifying career in the NFL for 14 seasons, while also excelling at playing outfield in pro baseball for nine. Now, Sanders’ son, Shilo, is on football scholarship at the University of South Carolina. Sanders was a 3-star freshman who redshirted in 2019, and it appears that he wanted to play baseball for the Gamecocks, too. However, that doesn’t look like it will happen this spring. (VIEW ARTICLE) SDS
  14. Tanner said he expected teams to be in postseason play, not every year, but often. Jay from 107.5 said that he thought 8 wins a year was appropriate for football and he knew Tanner had said in the past he wanted teams to be competitive. Tanner would not commit to a number. Jay then said the team lost by an average of 17.3 points a game, that was not competitive. Tanner responded by saying that it was a small sample and some games skewed that. Jay said, ok, but five of the losses were by over 20 points. Tanner seemed not to have a comeback for that but changed the discussion from season wins to postseason qualifying.
  15. 5 star RB Lovesea Carroll sets commitment date January 23, 2020 This will be his second commit. Gamecock in top 5, but my thinking now Auburn.
  16. Eight Gamecocks on ESPN’s final top 300 recruits for 2020 January 23, 2020 The final recruiting rankings are starting to roll in, and according to ESPN’s top 300, South Carolina football is bringing in a bit of a haul. The last edition of the 2020 rankings from ESPN had eight Gamecocks signees or commits. The group is led by Jordan Burch at No. 4, with running back MarShawn Lloyd up next at No. 56. ESPN ranked the overall class at No. 18 nationally. Where each of USC’s signees or pledges ranks: No. 4 DE Jordan Burch No. 56 RB MarShawn Lloyd (signed) No. 83 QB Luke Doty (signed) No. 184 DL Tonka Hemingway (signed) No. 223 WR Mike Wyman (signed) No. 225 DL Alex Huntley No. 227 LB Mohamed Kaba (signed) No. 264 OT Tyshawn Wannamaker (signed)
  17. Gamecock recruiting report January 23, 2020 Georgia offered Sumter DE Justus Boone, regarded as the state’s top prospect for the 2021 class. Boone visited the Gamecocks last weekend and will visit North Carolina this weekend. RB Jaylin White (6-0 185) of Dothan, AL said he plans to visit the Gamecocks Saturday. He was at Tennessee last weekend. South Carolina, Tennessee, Memphis and Mississippi State have offered. South Aiken TE Jesse Sanders plans to visit the Gamecocks February 1st. He has a PWO offer from the Gamecocks. He is waiting until mid-February to see if he’s accepted by Clemson, if so he’ll get a PWO offer from the Tigers and then will make a decision. He’s getting interest from Louisiana-Lafayette and South Florida. The Gamecocks have offered 2023 DE Keldric Faulk of Highland Home, AL. Gamecock target OL Micah Morris of Kingsland, GA will visit Florida State this weekend. He was at USC last weekend.
  18. Baseball Opens Scrimmage Schedule This Weekend; Fan Fest Set for Feb. 9 1/20/2020 | Baseball | GCF Staff Report COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina baseball team will begin full team practice this weekend with three scrimmages at Founders Park. All scrimmages are free and open to the public. Team practice for all of college baseball begins on Friday, Jan. 24 as the Gamecocks will scrimmage that day at 3:30 p.m. The Gamecocks will retake the field on Saturday, Jan. 25 with a 1 p.m. scrimmage. First pitch for Sunday's scrimmage is set for 3:30 p.m. The 2020 Fan Fest will be on Sunday, Feb. 9. Start time and more information will be announced in the near future. NOTE: With rain in the forecast on Friday, fans are encouraged to continue to check @GamecockBasebll on Twitter for time changes or cancellations.
  19. Change of plans last weekend worked out great for Boone January 23, 2020, | sportstalk Sumter 3-star DE Justus Boone 6'5" 240lbs planned to attend Georgia’s major junior day last Saturday until he got a call from a Bulldog coach telling him not to come because they had filled up their spaces. Boone, rated the #1 player in the state by 247Sports, took that in-stride and decided he would just go somewhere else for a junior day. That ended up being USC. “After I got the news from Georgia, I didn’t want to waste the weekend when I could be going somewhere,” Boone said. “My coach told me to ask around and see who had one (junior day). I called South Carolina and they said they did have one that weekend, and me and one of my coaches and a teammate went down there.” And it was good for USC that he did. The Gamecocks got another opportunity to express to Boone how much he is wanted in the program. That strong messaging is resonating with him. “I enjoyed everything, especially the atmosphere and the attention, talking to all the coaches,” Boone said. “I just feel good about them. I just like that whenever I go in the facility, they all know my name and stuff like that. I like that. I find that pretty intriguing. I like that a lot. The coaches were basically telling me that I was number one for their 2021 recruiting and stuff like that.” Boone said the visit further enhanced his feelings for the Gamecocks. “Same as I always felt, it’s pretty strong,” Boone said. “They were my first offer. I just feel good about them and I walked away knowing that they actually want me.” Despite that, Boone still wants to go deeper into the recruiting process before making a decision. He will visit North Carolina this Saturday. Auburn contacted him and he’s looking at a possible visit there February 1st. And he talked with Clemson defensive line coach Todd Bates Wednesday and he’s coming to the school Thursday. “Everybody sits kind of even with me right now, I just talk to them more,” he said. “I wouldn’t say that no, I’m not committing there, but I’m not saying that yeah, that is where I’m going to commit. I’m still very undecided about where I’m going to go. I haven’t even broken down to my top schools or anything yet.” Georgia State is the most recent offer for Boone. Some of his others are NC State, Appalachian State, Wake Forest, Louisville, Oklahoma, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Virginia.
  20. Tennessee cover corner gets Gamecocks offer January 23, 2020, | sportstalk USC Wednesday offered CB Adrian Huey (5-11 145) of Murfreesboro, TN. The Gamecocks join Tennessee and Arkansas as offers Huey can confirm. He thinks Memphis also has offered. His relationship with the Gamecocks started last summer when he played in a seven-on-seven tournament there and the coaches got a chance to see him perform. “They were watching my film and looking at me and coach (Bobby) Bentley was texting me on Twitter, and I guess now they decided to give me an offer,” Huey said. “I’m a fan of South Carolina. When I went down there, I loved the indoor field that they have and the weight room. It was a great experience and I liked it. South Carolina is actually one of my go to schools that I wanted to go to. South Carolina and Florida are the schools that I’d like to go to.” Huey hasn’t gotten into a lot of detailed discussion with the Gamecocks about their likes and desires for him. But he has a general feel about what coaches like about his cornerback talents. “My man to man coverage skills is what grabs most coaches attention,” Huey said. “Last season I had around 50 tackles. I had no picks but the whole 10 games they only caught 3 passes on me. I had no picks because they wouldn’t throw the ball my way.” Huey said he will visit Memphis this Saturday and he will return to USC as soon as he’s invited back and can arrange the transportation. Wake Forest plans to come by his school Thursday and he’s also drawing interest from Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt. He wants to take all of his official visits before he makes a decision. He does not plan to sign or graduate early.
  21. Cambridge lifts No. 16 Auburn over South Carolina, 80-67 Couisnard (16) and Minaya (14) lead four Gamecocks in double figures against Tigers Devan Cambridge scored 26 points, J'Von McCormick added 13 and No. 16 Auburn beat South Carolina 80-67 Wednesday night to stop a two-game skid. (VIEW ARTICLE)
  22. BOX SCORE 67 South Carolina 10-8,2-3 SEC 80 Auburn 16-2,4-2 SEC Score By Periods Team 1 2 F South Carolina 31 36 67 Auburn 39 41 80 Game Recap: Men's Basketball | 1/22/2020 | From USC Sports Information | GCF Staff Report Cambridge lifts No. 16 Auburn over South Carolina, 80-67 Couisnard (16) and Minaya (14) lead four Gamecocks in double figures against Tigers Story Links FINAL BOX (PDF) SEASON STATS (PDF) WATCH: FRANK MARTIN POSTGAME Next Game: Vanderbilt 1/25/2020 | 8 PM SEC Network LIVE STATS LISTEN LIVE FULL SCHEDULE ROSTER MATCHUP HISTORY AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Devan Cambridge scored 26 points, J'Von McCormick added 13 and No. 16 Auburn beat South Carolina 80-67 Wednesday night to stop a two-game skid. The Tigers started off sluggish but ran away with it down the stretch due in large part to hot shooting off the bench. Auburn (16-2, 4-2 SEC) had to lean on its role players after the starters went a combined 1 of 10 from the field out of the gate. Auburn shot 46%, including 14 of 27 in the second half, and outscored South Carolina 38-16 in bench points. The Tigers also shot 86% from the free-throw line, finishing 18 of 21. Three Tigers finished in double figures with Samir Doughty adding 11. South Carolina (10-8, 2-3) played without starting forward Keyshawn Bryant on the front line who was out with a head injury, but were only outrebounded by four. The Gamecocks got out to an early lead when the Tigers came out cold from the field but quickly saw their lead vanish after a barrage of 3-pointers from Cambridge and Jamal Johnson just before halftime. After a 7-0 run cut the Auburn lead to single digits out of the intermission, the Tigers used a 19-4 run to stretch their lead to 77-57 and put the Gamecocks all but away before the 7:00 mark. Auburn finished the game 10 of 27 from 3, and scored 16 points off of 12 South Carolina turnovers.Jermaine Couisnard led the Gamecocks with 16 points and Justin Minaya added 14.KEY STATS > In a back-and-forth game with runs on both sides, Auburn took control with a 19-4 push to take a 77-57 lead with 7:14 to play. The Tigers opened the second half 14-of-22 (63.8%) from the field while on their big run. > The Gamecocks shot it well overall but were just 6-of-21 (28.6%) from behind the arc.NOTABLES > Redshirt freshman guard Jermaine Couisnard logged his fourth straight SEC game in double figures leading the team with 16 points. > Redshirt sophomore Justin Minaya followed up a career-best effort at Texas A&M with 14 points tonight against the Tigers. He was 6-of-12 from the field and also pulled down seven rebounds. > Sophomore AJ Lawson (11) and redshirt junior Jair Bolden (10 – all in the second half) joined Couisnard and Minaya in double figures. > For the second straight game, senior Maik Kotsar led Carolina in rebounds (8) and assists (5).UP NEXT After a two-game road swing, Carolina returns to Colonial Life Arena on Saturday to host Vanderbilt (8-9, 0-4 SEC) at 8 p.m. ET. The matchup will be broadcast on the SEC Network with Dave Neal (play-by-play) and Joe Kleine (analyst) on the call.
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