South Carolina Football: Gamecocks release depth chart with new starters for Missouri game

South Carolina football head coach Shane Beamer at SEC Media Days. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
South Carolina football head coach Shane Beamer at SEC Media Days. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

South Carolina football started a number of new players this past Saturday against Florida and several other players in new positions. Most of the changes paid off a bit, especially the shifting on the offensive line.

On Saturday, the offensive line unit ran out a group of Tree Babalade (left tackle), Trai Jones (left guard), Nick Gargiulo (center), Tro Baugh (right guard), and Vershon Lee (right tackle). When Lee left the contest with an injury, Sidney Fugar took his spot at right tackle.

This week, the Gamecocks released their depth chart a little bit early ahead of their road trip to the “other Columbia” to take on the Missouri Tigers. The new-look depth chart mirrored some of the surprise changes from Saturday and a couple of other minor moves.

Listed below is South Carolina football’s released depth chart:

*** “OR” indicates a position battle is ongoing.
*** There is nothing binding about this depth chart.
*** Injuries are not necessarily considered for the depth chart. If Juice Wells is ready to play, he likely will be inserted into the starting lineup. Players like Vershon Lee and Mario Anderson are banged up. If they are unable to go, the lineup (obviously) will look different.


Quarterback: Spencer Rattler (Luke Doty)
Running Back: Mario Anderson OR DK Joyner (Juju McDowell)
Wide Receiver: Xavier Legette (Nyck Harbor)
Wide Receiver: O’Mega Blake (Tyshawn Russell)
Wide Receiver: Ahmarean Brown (Eddie Lewis)
Tight End: Trey Knox (Nick Elksnis)
Tight End: Joshua Simon (Connor Cox)
Left Tackle: Tree Babalade (Jaxon Hughes)
Left Guard: Trai Jones (Jakai Moore)
Center: Nick Gargiulo (Grayson Mains)
Right Guard: Tro Baugh (Tyshawn Wannamaker)
Right Tackle: Vershon Lee (Sidney Fugar)


Defensive Tackle: Tonka Hemingway (TJ Sanders)
Defensive Tackle: Boogie Huntley (Nick Barrett)
Defensive End: Elijah Davis OR JT Geer OR Tyreek Johnson
EDGE/Outside Linebacker: Jordan Strachan OR Bryan Thomas, Jr. OR Desmond Umeozulu
Mike Linebacker: Stone Blanton (Pup Howard)
Will Linebacker: Debo Williams (Bam Martin-Scott)
Nickel: Nick Emmanwori (David Spaulding OR KaJuan Banks)
Cornerback: Marcellas Dial (Emory Floyd)
Cornerback: O’Donnell Fortune (Judge Collier)
Strong Safety: Jalon Kilgore (King-Demenian Ford)
Free Safety: DQ Smith (Keenan Nelson, Jr.)


Kicker: Mitch Jeter (Alex Herrera)
Punter: Kai Kroeger (Alex Herrera)
Long Snapper: Hunter Rogers (Cole Rasmussen)
Holder: Kai Kroeger (William Joyce)
Kick Returner: Xavier Legette, DK Joyner OR Juju McDowell
Punt Returner: Ahmarean Brown OR Eddie Lewis

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