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. On the menu this evening: Tori Gurley is spitting some truth, A’ja Wilson is still having a great WNBA season, and some more recruiting tidbits.
Tori Gurley guarantees a Gamecock win against Georgia this fall
Former South Carolina standout receiver Tori Gurley hopped on Paul Finebaum’s SEC Network show to break down the Gamecocks’ chances against their SEC East nemesis. Gurley expressed some doubt about the Bulldogs being able to replace the offensive production they lost, and put his confidence behind South Carolina’s star receiving corps and the continued maturation of quarterback Jake Bentley. He also gave a shoutout to the fans in Williams-Brice for the atmosphere they bring to big-time games in Columbia.
So it was written (er, spoken), so it shall be done.
A’ja Wilson in the triple threat is freakin’ terrifying. Here’s how the WNBA rookie star dominates — Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation
From the mothership, here’s a really cool breakdown of how Wilson’s incredible rookie campaign has been going in the WNBA this season, complete with GIFs. Do yourself a favor and check it out — the former Gamecock legend has continued making a name for herself.
Muschamp named to Dodd Trophy preseason watch list
Get hype, because IT’S WATCH LIST SZN. The Gamecock football coach is among 20 on the national coach of the year award list, which is a nice nod to the work he’s done at South Carolina so far. Additional list updates, either adding to or trimming the field, will be released throughout the fall.
Report: South Carolina RB-turned-LB Stephen Davis Jr. leaves team for second time — Adam Spence, Saturday Down South
Well, uh, the will-he-won’t-he saga with Stephen Davis Jr. is probably over, as he’s reportedly quit the team again after going through spring practice. Davis, a former Dutch Fork standout and son of Auburn great and NFLer Stephen Davis, isn’t listed on the team’s most updated roster released earlier this week. It’s hard to imagine him coming back a third time, so I’d assume this is likely the end of it.
Mark Kingston, Gamecocks reel in a Top-25 national recruit — Ben Breiner, The State
Yes, there’s MORE recruiting news! This time, it’s the baseball team’s turn to take the spotlight, as the Yardcocks pulled in North Gwinett outfielder Josh Shuler for 2020, who is the 23rd-ranked player in his class according to Perfect Game. As a bonus, South Carolina also got a commitment from shortstop Lukas Cook, a one-time Mississippi State commit and the 99th-ranked prospect.
Gray Collegiate standout Juwan Gary picks Crimson Tide over hometown USC — Lou Bezjak and Andrew Ramspacher, The State
Unfortunately, the Gamecocks finally got some downer news on the recruiting front, as local hoops standout Juwan Gary picked the Crimson Tide over the Gamecocks. Gary, a four-star forward and Gray Collegiate product, cited Alabama coach Avery Johnson’s ability to get him to the NBA, as well as a general desire to strike out from South Carolina. Gray was thought to be a Gamecock lock for quite some time, so this is yet another disappointing blow to Frank Martin’s local recruiting effort. It also pairs with the news that Jalek Felton, a North Carolina transfer who also hails from the Midlands and had eyed USC as a possible new landing place, has decided instead to sign professionally with a club in Slovenia. It remains as tough as ever for the Gamecocks to keep in-state talent at home.