South Carolina Football: New depth chart out, Nyck Harbor among new starters

South Carolina football 5-star freshman Nyckoles Harbor. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
South Carolina football 5-star freshman Nyckoles Harbor. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports /

South Carolina football lost to Texas A&M on Saturday 30-17. A lot of fans noticed that one particular freshman had his best game in garnet and black, but not as many noticed that he also got his first career start.

5-star wide receiver Nyck Harbor started the game and, after an early drop, had 6 catches for 59 yards. Both totals were more than Harbor had accumulated all season up to that point as he entered the game with career-highs of 2 catches and 50 yards.

On Monday, with a brand new depth chart released from the South Carolina football office, Harbor is officially listed as a starter for this weekend’s game against Jacksonville State.

Listed below is the entire South Carolina football depth chart:

***There is nothing binding about this depth chart. In particular, the offensive line injuries and struggles mean that almost any combination of five players could be starting on Saturday.

***Some injuries are reflected in the depth chart (Juice Wells not listed, etc.), while some are not (Vershon Lee and others who might miss the game are included in hopes that they play).

***Parentheses show the backup at the position, while “OR” indicates an ongoing position battle.


Quarterback: Spencer Rattler (Luke Doty)
Running Back: Mario Anderson OR DK Joyner (Juju McDowell)
Wide Receiver: Nyck Harbor (Tyshawn Russell)
Wide Receiver: Xavier Legette (O’Mega Blake)
Wide Receiver: Ahmarean Brown (Eddie Lewis)
Tight End: Trey Knox (Nick Elksnis)
Tight End: Josh 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
Will Linebacker: Debo Williams (Bam Martin-Scott)
Mike Linebacker: Stone Blanton (Pup Howard)
Nickel: Jalon Kilgore (David Spaulding OR KaJuan Banks)
Cornerback: Marcellas Dial (Emory Floyd)
Cornerback: O’Donnell Fortune (Judge Collier)
Free Safety: DQ Smith (Keenan Nelson, Jr.)
Strong Safety: Nick Emmanwori (King-Demenian Ford)


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 (Eddie Lewis)

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