If you will recall, the Gamecocks were recruiting Quinshad Davis for the 25th and final spot in our 2012 recruiting class, but the Gaffney product ended up signing with the Tar Heels. It appeared to me that this was a rare case where the Gamecock staff bungled the recruitment of a talented in-state guy, as Davis favored South Carolina early on but cooled on the Gamecocks when they took their sweet time extending a committable offer. This was the only catch that Quinshad hauled in against Elon, but he looked pretty good doing it.
Longhorn Scott of Barking Carnival put together an excellent video about the basics of the inside zone. It's obviously Longhorn-centric but, as he mentions in the video, it's a concept that just about every team uses in modern college football.
Former Baylor Quarterback and current Washington Redskin Robert Griffin III works the Rose Bowl as SB Nation's newest correspondent. He interviews former SEC wide receivers Alshon Jeffery about his experience at South Carolina and Jarius Wright about being picked in the 4th round despite a successful career at Arkansas.
A Tampa news station filmed Stephen Garcia's post-Pro Timing Day media Q&A (Side note: it's been kind of bizarre how the Tampa media has seemed way more interested in his post-USC career than the Columbia media). Not a whole lot new here other than the bombshell revelation that HE MIGHT JOIN THE MILITARY IF HE DOESN'T MAKE AN NFL ROSTER. Also, Devin Taylor is walking around in the background for the first minute or so of the video, presumably coordinating a Swamp People viewing party. Garcia does give off the impression that he'll be back hanging around the program which, regardless of the circumstances of his dismissal, is a good thing.
Not sure if y'all have seen this, but figured you'd enjoy it. About 1:30 in is the key line on Dwayne Allen's difficult decision of staying or going pro. Oops.
The Gamecocks offered a scholarship to and received a verbal commitment from McEachern, GA placekicking prospect Nick St. Germain on Wednesday. These are his 2011 season highlights. To be honest, this video is pretty boring. Just a bunch of kickoffs sailing out of the backs of end zones (and occasionally out of the stadium itself). St. Germain is rated 3 stars by 247Sports, which ranks him as the nation's fourth best kicking prospect for 2012.
This is a highlight video of 2012 linebacker target Kaiwan Lewis, who is currently committed to the Gamecocks. I can't wait to get this kid on campus.