Welcome back to the feed pail, where we take a look around the internet for some choice South Carolina Gamecocks tidbits and share them back here with you.
Gamecock commit Zacch Pickens named SC’s Mr. Football — Lou Bezjak, The State
South Carolina has added another Mr. Football to its roster, this time in the form of T.L. Hanna defensive lineman Zacch Pickens, who is a five-star recruit and rated the top prospect in the state. Pickens becomes the 10th Gamecock to earn the award, and the second in a row after quarterback Dakereon Joyner took it home last year. Pickens is a crown jewel of the 2019 recruiting class and it’s easy to see why.
Dawn Staley reloads with No. 1 recruiting class in women’s basketball — David Cloninger, The Post and Courier
While the Gamecocks are uncharacteristically struggling so far this season, hope is very much on the horizon after coach Dawn Staley made her No. 1 class official earlier this week. The group is highlighted by Aliyah Boston, who picked South Carolina over powerhouse UConn, and Laeticia Amihere, known for her ability to dunk. Overall, it’s the best class the Gamecocks have brought in since A’ja Wilson and company in 2014. Pretty sweet.
Watch @GamecockWBB commit Laeticia Amihere elevate and throw down a nasty 1 hand jam! It’s going to be fun watching her play for @staley05 and the #Gamecocks next season #WNBAKicks pic.twitter.com/UkDdt4Xjl1— WNBAKicks (@WNBAKicks) December 15, 2018
South Carolina makes a leap in 247Sports’ Top 25 facility rankings
The Gamecocks’ facility game gets a heaping dose of respect in this list, as South Carolina improved from No. 22 in the previous set of rankings all the way up to No. 7 in the latest batch. Can’t wait to see that new indoor practice facility finally open its doors.
Founders Park is getting a swag upgrade
In more facility news, the Yardcocks’ ball field will have a shiny new Jumbotron for the 2019 season.
The best college baseball stadium in America is getting better!!!— Gamecock Baseball (@GamecockBasebll) December 14, 2018
There will be a new LED video display at Founders Park when the 2019 season begins Feb. 15!!
This is a welcome addition, since you frankly can’t read a dang thing on the current video board unless you’re sitting really close to it. While this is already a premier park in the sport, kudos to the South Carolina administration for not sitting on its laurels and continuing to upgrade the facility.