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Awards for current and soon-to-be Gamecocks highlight this week in news.

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Welcome back to the feed pail, where we take a look around the internet for some choice South Carolina Gamecocks tidbits and share it back here with you. For added content, I’ve included a bit on the various SEC coaching searches.

South Carolina DB Jamyest Williams named to SEC All-Freshman team — Spenser Davis, SEC Country

Williams was the Gamecocks’ lone honoree on this particular team, making the list with his 38 tackles (four for loss) and two interceptions. He was arguably the crown jewel of South Carolina’s 2017 recruiting class, and showed flashes of that potential throughout the season.

Dakereon Joyner named South Carolina’s Mr. Football — Lou Bezjak, The State

Joyner became the latest and ninth Gamecock recruit to earn this prestigious award, and the first since 2011 (Shaq Roland). The Fort Dorchester quarterback is a prized commitment of South Carolina’s 2018 class, and will be enrolling early to join the team in January. This season, he threw for 2,376 yards and rushed for 980 with 49 touchdowns as he helped his team to a 5A Lower State championship.

South Carolina lands high-ceiling safety commit — Gabe Brooks, 247Sports

Three-star safety Israel Mukuamu pledged to the Gamecocks Saturday after he re-opened his recruitment in the wake of Florida State’s coaching change. He plans to enroll early.

From ‘Chicks’ to champions: How South Carolina women’s basketball got its start — Greg Hadley, The State

This is a really cool read on the little-known history of women’s basketball at USC, which was a winning venture from the very beginning.

Jeremy Pruitt's Vols looking to ‘command respect’ as he has — Joe Rexrode, USA Today

So after all that ruckus and what was essentially a palace coup, Tennessee nonetheless ended up making a pretty solid hire in Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. This is, admittedly, a bummer for the rest of us.

Hog fans ‘crushing’ over spirited Morris hire — Kevin Taylor, Times Record

Hey, remember Chad Morris back when he was Clemson’s offensive coordinator? Well, he’s the top Hawg now. It’ll be interesting to see how he transforms Arkansas after they’ve been a power-running team for so many years.