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The Final Cockdown 2017

Wilder embraces change, hits linebacker ranks

The former secondary recruit gets the Final Cockdown a little bit closer to home.

Zay Brown, Javon Charleston look to strengthen Gamecocks at safety

The two young defensive backs might see more action with early injuries already shaking up the secondary.

JUCO transfer Keisean Nixon to make an immediate impact for South Carolina

The California native will provide great depth for USC’s secondary.

Jackson looks to become Muschamp’s next great CB

The freshman from Florida will attempt to join the ranks of players in the secondary that have benefited from Muschamp’s tutelage.

Transfer Kaleb Chalmers aims to turn page at South Carolina

The former Clemson Tiger comes to the Gamecocks to restart his career.

Will Jamyest Williams make an impact for South Carolina his freshman season?

The crown jewel of the 2017 class has drawn a lot of hype coming into fall camp

Where does Rashad Fenton fit in the South Carolina secondary?

Fenton’s proved he can play, but will he get lost in the depth?

Montac looks to keep making plays in the secondary

The versatile defensive back showed some flashes in 2016 and could build on his play-making potential.

Can MJ Webb immediately impact the Gamecocks’ DLine?

One of last year’s early enrollees looks to make good on his four-star rating.

South Carolina DB DJ Smith wants to go out on top his senior year

South Carolina’s leading tackler looks to top that mark again in 2017

Senior King and Lammons bring experience to secondary

The pair started most of last season and likely will be asked to lead the secondary again this year.

Damani Staley looks to make his own name in Gamecock Lore

The son of Former Gamecock Great, Duce Staley, Damani begins his freshman year as a Gamecock

Newcomer Sherrod Greene could challenge for playing time

The freshman LB might be heavily in the mix.

Brunson prepares for starting role at MIKE

The true sophomore looks to build off of a good freshman campaign.

Skai Moore returns from injury

All-conference linebacker returns for final season in Columbia.

Bryson Allen Williams looks to wrap up his career on a high note at South Carolina

The three-year starter looks to make it four alongside running mate Skai Moore

Johnson a part of Muschamp’s strong in-state haul in 2017

The incoming freshman looks to make an impact with most likely limited playing time

When will Shameik Blackshear live up to his potential at South Carolina?

The former four-star recruit’s early career has been derailed by some unfortunate circumstances

Smith looks to make his mark in the defensive tackle rotation

The sophomore is listed at DT2 on the preseason depth chart.

Stallworth looks to make final season one to remember

The 6’3”, 310 senior is a much needed presence in Carolina’s defensive line

Thomas looking to raise his stock at end for South Carolina

The true sophomore is penciled in at backup DE on the pre-camp depth chart.

Dante Sawyer to start in 2017

The senior is expected to start from the jump after only four starts in two years.

“Very green” Rhodes brings potential to South Carolina’s offensive line

The bulky OT from just outside Atlanta wraps up The Final Cockdown’s offensive line previews.

Carty a possible redshirt candidate for South Carolina’s offensive line

The Florida product may have to wait for his shot.

Dennis Daley finally a Gamecock after JUCO stint

The tackle is competing for a spot on the offensive line.

How does Blake Camper blend in with the rest of the offensive line this year?

Camper adds depth to the Gamecocks o-line.

Donell Stanley returns after injury

After starting the opener at Vandy, Stanley missed the remainder of the 2016 season with an ankle injury.

Christian Pellage returns following redshirt.

The Florida native was redshirted in 2016

Where does DJ Park fit into the Gamecocks’ o-line?

The RS senior provides depth to Carolina’s front five.

Will Register wraps things up at the TE spot

The Freshman comes in as one of the top TEs from the 2017 class

Kyle Markway returns to the field following injury

After playing every game as a freshman, Markway will compete for playing time after his medical redshirt.

Can Jacob August help boost South Carolina’s offensive potential even more this year?

The 6’6” TE looks to build off of his impact from the 2016 season