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The Gamecocks added another piece to their 2018 recruiting class with local athlete Bryce Thompson.

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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. We’re in kind of a dead period right now, but there’s some recruiting news and other odds and ends.


What South Carolina is getting in 3-star ATH Bryce Thompson — Hale McGranahan, SEC Country

The Gamecocks picked up a commitment this afternoon from Dutch Fork’s Bryce Thompson, a 3-star athlete who did it all for the Silver Foxes at wide receiver, running back, and defensive back. He was previously committed to Virginia Tech over the summer. Projecting athletes is sometimes a bit difficult, so this piece lays out the options for Thompson when he joins the Gamecocks.

At South Carolina, Thompson is likely to begin his career on the defensive side of the ball, either as a cornerback or nickel back.

Wide receiver, where he’s playing this week in the Shrine Bowl, is another a possibility. He could also factor into the equation as a kickoff and punt returner.

Report: Connor Shaw works out for NFL team Tuesday — Ben Breiner, The State

As usual, it’s hard to count out Gamecock legend Connor Shaw. After another injury led to his release from the Bears in September, Shaw worked out for the Colts and Texans before landing a tryout with the New York Jets. The Jets are without injured starter Josh McCown, so we’ll see if this is a landing spot for Shaw.

Does ESPN know who the Gamecocks are? Latest Outback Bowl mistake begs the question — Noah Feit, The State

As one of our astute commenters pointed out earlier this week, ESPN has had a bit of an identity crisis when it comes to displaying South Carolina highlights, logos, etc. in their previews of the upcoming matchup against Michigan. #MediaBias

Michigan tried and failed to auction off autographed Jim Harbaugh khakis — Michelle R. Martinelli, For the Win

Speaking of Michigan, here’s something that’s actually funny: Coach Jim Harbaugh’s khakis are well known as his signature look, so the team decided to auction an autographed pair along with the usual novelty memorabilia. Props for the creativity, but it unfortunately went unappreciated.