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South Carolina Gamecocks football recruiting: TE Will Gragg on SC radar


The South Carolina Gamecocks should have some good depth at tight end down the road with Busta Anderson presumably redshirting the 2014 season after triceps surgery, setting himself up for a return in 2015. In fact, that will be Jerell Adams‘ senior season, and if the predicted depth chart holds up, Adams will be the man at TE in 2014 in place of Anderson, with Anderson, Adams and Drew Owens the projection at the position as of right now.

As far as the Gamecocks’ future plans, four-star Pine Bluff (Ark.) 2015 Will Gragg may figure into them. South Carolina has offered the soon-to-be high school senior and look to add him to their stable down the road. Gragg, who is set to visit the school soon, spoke to GoUpstate.com about his correspondence with the staff thus far.

“They told me they like my versatility and that they like to spread the ball around,” he said. “I’ve followed their team and seen guys like Justice Cunningham come through there. They have a good history of tight ends.”

Gragg may be a long shot, though. Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and a host of other schools have offered for his services as well. One thing that might be another strike against the Gamecocks: Gragg’s older brother, Chris, was a tight end for the Razorbacks and was the Buffalo Bills’ 7th round pick last year. Will the younger Gragg be the latest in line in Fayetteville, or will he buck the trend and choose to play elsewhere? Time will tell, and there’s still a long way to go, but our gut feeling is that this will be a battle the Gamecocks will lose.

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