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The Final Cockdown: #5, Terry Googer.

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Is Terry Googer the Gamecocks’ next big offensive weapon?

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Missouri Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Terry Googer

6'4" / 220

RS Sophomore

Wide Receiver

Atlanta, GA (Woodward)

Recruitment:

A three-position player in high school, Googer was heavily recruited and received a plethora of scholarship offers from Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina to FIU, Indiana and South Florida. Click here to view the complete list. 247 considered Googer a three-star athlete and the 30th ranked player in the state of Georgia.

College Career:

Googer played in 11 of 12 contests last season, hauling in five catches for 74 yards. His season-high coming in the opening game against the North Carolina Tarheels. Started against Georgia and Texas A&M, logging catches in each game.

2016 Outlook:

Despite not having named a quarterback, it’s likely that the main strategy for Will Muschamp and company will be to distribute the ball widely amongst the Gamecocks’ ample options on the offensive side of the ball. There is, arguably, no position more well-equipped than wide receiver going into the 2016 season. Googer will line up alongside a cast of young talent that includes highly-touted wideout Bryan Edwards, newly appointed pass-catcher Lorenzo Nunez, de-facto O.G. Matrick Belton, unsung hero Deebo Samuel, and many many more. Carolina’s offensive success will depend so much on the o-line’s ability to give (insert QB name here) sufficient time to give the ball to a host of young, and largely untested, talent at the skill positions. There’s no doubt that Googer’s huge frame seems tailor-made for the type of football that Coach Muschamp is known for, so one can only hope that we’re going to see him factor heavily into the picture as the Gamecocks pick up the pieces and move into the new season.

Potpurri:

Terry Googer has an amazing name: his formal name is Corteries Cosea Googer.

Oh, and yes, it is pronounced GOO-jerr.