South Carolina Gamecocks News: Recruiting updates, professional Gamecocks, and more

South Carolina basketball target Aaliyah Chavez. Mandatory Credit: Syndication: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
South Carolina basketball target Aaliyah Chavez. Mandatory Credit: Syndication: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal /

The latest South Carolina Gamecocks News from the last week, starting with a recruiting update for the football team.

Carolina finally extended an offer to in-state 4-star wide receiver Braylon Staley. Staley is currently committed to Tennessee but has been spotted wearing South Carolina gear in recent games. Could he be on Flip Watch?

Elite class of 2025 linebacker Nathaniel Owusu-Boateng is considering the Gamecocks. His recruitment is still wide open but worth keeping an eye on as he is from the DMV, an area that Shane Beamer’s staff has done really well in since arriving in Columbia.

Priority quarterback target in the ’25 cycle Ryan Montgomery will be on campus this weekend for the game against the Florida Gators. Montgomery’s top-5 includes South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Penn State, and Michigan, but the Ohio native has expressed interest in Auburn, and the homestate Buckeyes shouldn’t be counted out just yet.

Class of 2024 quarterback commitment Dante Reno has hinted on social media that he believes the Gamecocks could be in line to be the beneficiaries of “flip season.” 4-star studs like Braylon Staley (WR, Tennessee), Jalewis Solomon (ATH, Auburn), and Kameryn Foutain (EDGE, Southern Cal) are a few committed players who are still being pursued heavily by South Carolina.

Speaking of recruiting, the women’s basketball squad picked up some good news for their future, as well. The top player in the country likes Dawn Staley’s South Carolina basketball program

Aaliyah Chavez, the #1 player in the class of 2025, released her top-10, and the Gamecocks made the cut.

Mark Kingston’s team got in on the action, as well.

Big-time junior college lefty Jackson Soucie committed to the program and will havea chance to bolster a pitching staff that needs left-handed arms.

Another left-handed pitcher from the JuCo ranks, Kemper Nix from Spartanburg Methodist, also committed to new pitching coach Matt Williams and the Gamecocks.

A couple of Gamecocks have performed really well in the MLB Postseason.

Jordan Montgomery pitched 7 innings of shutout ball against the Tampa Bay Rays to secure a win for the Rangers as they advanced to the American League Divisional Series. He also pitched in game 1 of the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles, a game his team won to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

First baseman Christian Walker has reached base seven times in three games playoff games, adding three runs scored, three RBI, and a stolen base. Two of his hits have gone for extra-bases. His Diamondbacks swept the Milwaukee Brewers in two games and won game 1 over the LA Dodgers.

Game 1 of the WNBA Finals went the way of former Gamecocks Aja Wilson and Alaina Coates.

The Las Vegas Aces knocked off the New York Liberty in relatively dominating fashion to take the first of the best-of-five series.

A couple of important events were added to the Gamecocks’ calendar last week.

On November 4th, a battle for Gamecock supremacy between South Carolina and Jacksonville State will be played at Williams-Brice Stadium. During halftime of the game, the 2010-2013 South Carolina football teams will be honored, and former head coach Steve Spurrier will address the crowd.

Earlier that same week, on November 1st, the South Carolina basketball team will host an exhibition game against Wofford. Tickets for the exhibition will cost $10, and the money raised will be donated to the Maui Strong Fund in support of those affected by the devastating fires in Maui.

SEC Media Days for basketball are coming up on October 18th and 19th. The Gamecocks will be taking guards Ta’Lon Cooper and Meechie Johnson to represent the men’s team and guards Bree Hall and Te-Hina Paopao to represent the women’s team.

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