South Carolina football: Mike Wyman enters transfer portal

Helmets of the South Carolina Gamecocks. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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South Carolina football loses a former 4-star WR.

The South Carolina football team is razor thin at wideout, with the roster returning just 40 receptions, 400 yards, and two touchdowns from last year’s team. That production was split between seven players, with no Gamecock wide receiver recording more than 115 receiving yards on the season. South Carolina brought in a pair of transfers over the offseason to help bolster an unproven group, but it still remains one of the team’s biggest question marks heading into the Fall.

On Wednesday, the South Carolina coaching staff learned that the group has gotten even thinner, with a former four-star prospect from the 2021 recruiting class announcing his intention to transfer.

Mike Wyman, rated by ESPN as a top 300 player in his respective recruiting cycle, has opted to enter his name into the transfer portal. He was one of the Gamecocks’ top prospects in that ’20 class, but didn’t see the field as a freshman. Fellow classmates Ger-Cari Caldwell and Rico Powers jumped Wyman on the depth chart, as both saw action in the wide receiver rotation last season.

Over his final two seasons of high school ball, Wyman caught 72 passes for 1,129 yards. Though he’s not yet announced a destination, the North Carolina native might see some interest from home state schools like UNC, NC State, Wake Forest, and Duke.

The Gamecocks will need to find playmakers in its depleted receiving room.  The team returns eight scholarship players from last season’s roster, as well as OrTre Smith and Randrecous Davis, who opted out of the 2020 campaign amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Shane Beamer also brought in two wideouts in the 2021 recruiting class and added a couple of transfers. Someone will need to step up in the receiving corps in order for the Gamecocks to keep a balanced attack in the upcoming campaign.

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