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 is a few small plates: Recruiting, a roster update, and some shiny news on the upcoming football operations building.
4-star Myrtle Beach QB commits to Gamecocks — Ben Breiner and Phil Kornblut, The State
The Gamecocks got another big #SpursUp and a head start on the class of 2020 with the commitment of Myrtle Beach quarterback Luke Doty. The four-star prospect has also played wide receiver, and is considered a dual-threat. He chose South Carolina over the likes of Auburn, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Miami, Baylor, and others. Doty, rated the sixth-best player in the state, says he’s “110 percent” committed to the Gamecocks. It’s another great quarterback grab for coach Will Muschamp.
The latest on WR signee Tyquan Johnson — Hale McGranahan, The Big Spur
Three-star South Carolina signee Tyquan Johnson, who was rated as the No. 100 wide receiver in the class of 2018 by 247Sports, will unfortunately not be joining the Gamecocks this season. Instead, he’ll enroll at Fort Union Military Academy, with hopes he can academically qualify by January 2019. On the bright side, Johnson is the only casualty from this signing class.
Gamecocks football ops sneak peak: ‘To win a championship, you’ve got to spend money’ — Josh Kendall, The State
On Wednesday afternoon, Muschamp gave members of the media a tour of the new football operations building, which is slated for completion by the end of December and currently under its $50 million budget. The facility will be near the Gamecocks’ indoor and outdoor practice fields, and will boast a gigantic weight room, player’s lounge, movie theater, and a barber shop, among other things. (Doesn’t appear a slide will be included, though...) Anyway, this looks super slick in all the renderings, so hopefully that will translate to the final product.