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The Final Cockdown: Larenz Bryant and Christian Owens

That's right--you get a two-for-one deal this Monday.

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Larenz Bryant

Junior Linebacker

6', 220

Charlotte, NC (Vance)


Four-star recruit; fourth best ILB and 112th overall in the country for the 2013 class

Other major offers

Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest among others; Clemson, Florida, USC, Virginia and Wake were his top five before settling on the Gamecocks.

College Career

Bryant enters 2015 with a some in-game experience: he has appeared in all but two games in his career and has recorded ten tackles during that stretch. He was sidelined with a injury to his liver for most of the spring.

2015 Outlook

The Gamecocks will be looking for much bigger things from Bryant in the 2015 campaign. Despite missing part of spring practice with his injury, he'll enter the fall as the starting SAM linebacker (switching from the SPUR last year) alongside Jonathan Walton and Skai Moore in Jon Hoke's 4-3 defensive set.

Christian Owens

Freshman Wide Receiver

6'5", 205

Griffin (Ga.)


Four star, 11th ranked TE in the class of 2015; an early enrollee after graduating high school in December 2014.

Other major offers

Clemson, Georgia, Louisville, North Carolina and Tennessee; flipped from UGA to USC on November 12, 2014.

2015 Outlook

Owens, a tight end in high school, got a head start as he enrolled just in time for spring practices following his early graduation in December. He's listed deep on the depth chart, so with a few older and more talented guys ahead of him, there's a good chance that he'll redshirt the 2015 season and be ready to contribute in 2016.