South Carolina Football: National site puts Gamecocks on top-100 players list

South Carolina football stars Spencer Rattler and Juice Wells were included on the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)
South Carolina football stars Spencer Rattler and Juice Wells were included on the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images) /

On Friday, released a list of their top-100 players in college football. Multiple South Carolina football players made the list, but they were not necessarily the ones one might expect.

The full list from On3 is below:

1. Caleb Williams: Quarterback, Southern Cal
2. Drake Maye: Quarterback, North Carolina
3. Marvin Harrison, Jr.: Wide Receiver, Ohio State
4. Brock Bowers: Tight End/Wide Receiver, Georgia
5. Jared Verse: EDGE, Florida State
6. Harold Perkins: Linebacker, LSU
7. Olu Fashonu: Offensice Tackle, Penn State
8. Joe Alt: Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame
9. Kook-Aid McKinstry: Cornerback, Alabama
10. Kalen King: Cornerback, Penn State
11. Michael Penix, Jr.: Quarterback, Washington
12. Grahams Barton: Offensive Tackle, Duke
13. Bo Nix: Quarterback, Oregon
14. Blake Corum: Running Back, Michigan
15. Quinshon Judgkins: Running Back, Ole Miss
16. Abdul Carter: Linebacker, Penn State
17. Jer’Zhan Newton: Defensive Tackle, Illinois
18. Dewayne Carter: Defensive Tackle, Duke
19. Laiatu Latu: EDGE, UCLA
20. Bralen Trice: EDGE, Washington
21. Xavier Worthy: Wide Receiver, Texas
22. Emeka Egbuka: Wide Receiver, Ohio State
23. Malaki Starks: Safety, Georgia
24. Jeremiah Trotter, Jr.: Linebacker, Clemson
25. Chop Robinson: EDGE, Penn State
26. JT Tuimoloau: EDGE, Ohio State
27. Brant Kuithe: Tight End, Utah
28. JC Latham: Offensive Tackle, Alabama
29. Kareem Kinchins: Safety, Miami
30. Benjamin Morrison: Cornerback, Notre Dame
31. Travis Hunter: Quarterback, Florida State
32. Cooper Beebe: Guard, Kansas State
33. Nick Singleton: Running Back, Penn State
34. Rome Odunze: Wide Receiver, Washington
35. Will Johnson: Cornerback, Michigan
36: Jordan Travis: Quarterback, Florida State
37: Leonard Taylor: Defensive Tackle, Miami
38. Raheim “Rocket” Sanders: Running Back, Arkansas
39. Johnny Wilson: Wide Receiver, Florida State
40. Aydan White: Cornerback, NC State
41. Cooper DeJean: Cornerback, Iowa
42. Oronde Gadsden: Tight End, Syracuse
43. Kingsley Suamataia: Offensive Tackle, BYU
44. Tommy Eichenberg: Linebacker, Ohio State
45. Donovan Ezeiruaku: EDGE, Boston College
46. Kris Jenkins: Defensive Tackle, Michigan
47. Dallas Turner: EDGE, Alabama
48. Zak Zinter: Guard, Michigan
49. Owen Porter: EDGE, Marshall
50. Calen Bullock: Linebacker, Southern Cal
51. Kelvin Banks, Jr.: Offensive Tackle, Texas
52. Sam Hartman: Quarterback, Notre Dame
53. Malik Nabers: Wide Receiver, LSU
54. Antwane “Juice” Wells, Jr.: Wide Receiver, South Carolina
55. Barrett Carter: Linebacker, Clemson
56. Marquez Hunter: Running Back, Auburn
57. Will Campbell: Offensive Tackle, LSU
58. Mykell Williams: EDGE, Georgia
59. Chico Bennett, Jr.: EDGE, Virginia
60. Justin Dedich: Center, Southern Cal
61. Jacob Cowing: Wide Receiver, Arizona
62. Tory Horton: Wide Receicer, Colorado State
63. Tyler Nubin: Safety, Minnesota
64. Ashton Gillotte: Defensive Tackle, Louisville
65. Fentrell Cypress: Cornerback, Florida State
66. Josh Newton: Cornerback, TCU
67. Marcellas Dial: Cornerback, South Carolina
68. Troy Fautanu: Offensive Tackle, Washington
69. Grayson Murphy: EDGE, UCLA
70. JJ McCarthy: Quarterback, Michigan
71. Miyan Williams: Running Back, Ohio State
72. Treveyon Henderson: Running Back, Ohio State
73. Brealon Allen: Running Back, Wisconsin
74. Amarius Mims: Offensive Tackle, Georgia
75. Quinn Ewers: Quarterback, Texas
76. Mike Hall: Defensive Tackle, Ohio State
77. Jamin Dumas-Johnson: Linebacker, Georgia
78. Trey Benson: Running Back, Florida State
79. Donovan Edwards: Running Back, Michigan
80. Tate Ratledge: Guard, Georgia
81. Joe Milton: Quarterback, Tennessee
82. Jordan Morgan: Offensive Tackle: Arizona
83. Micah Abraham: Cornerback, Marshall
84. Rod Moore: Safety, Michigan
85. Malik Benson: Wide Receiver, Alabama
86. AD Mitchell: Wide Receiver, Texas
87. Taliese Fuaga: Offensive Tackle, Oregon State
88. TJ Jackson: EDGE, Troy
89. Akhkeem Mesidor: EDGE, Miami
90. Barion Brown: Wide Receiver, Kentucky
91. Dwight McGlothern: Cornerback, Arkansas
92. Jonah Monheim: Offensive Tackle, Southern Cal
93. Chris Braswell: EDGE, Alabama
94. Tyreek Chappell: Cornerback, Texas A&M
95. Dont’e Thornton: Wide Receiver, Tennessee
96. Devin Leary: Quarterback, Kentucky
97. Dorian Singer: Wide Receiver, Southern Cal
98. Chau Smith-Wade: Cornerback, Washington State
99. Javon Bullard: Safety, Georgia
100. Curtis Jacobs: Linebacker, Penn State

Two Gamecocks made On3’s list. All-SEC receiver Juice Wells was no surprise (though he could have been higher). However, most fans would have assumed Spencer Rattler, Trey Knox, or Nick Emmanwori would be the second pick. Instead, cornerback Marcellas Dial was the selection. Gamecock fans hope that Dial can step up to a top-100 level as he looks to take over for two corners taken in the 2023 NFL Draft in Cam Smith and Darius Rush.