South Carolina Football: Gamecocks hosting some of the best of the best from the transfer portal

Texas A&M was SEC football's most underperforming group in 2022. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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After a week of announced defections, South Carolina football fans are anxiously awaiting news on which players will be joining the Gamecock program via the transfer portal.

With 17 players officially in the portal (Juice Wells, Mitch Jeter, Mario Anderson, Xzavier McLeod, Colten Gauthier, Tanner Bailey, Grayson Mains, Kylic Horton, Landon Samson, O’Mega Blake, Felix Hixon, D’Andre Martin, Zavier Short, JonDarius Morgan, Donovan Westmoreland, KaJuan Banks, and Isaiah Norris), the Gamecocks have more outgoing players than most other programs, but there are several big-time prospects considering transfer portal commitments to USC.

This weekend, the Gamecocks are hosting a massive group of transfer portal visitors.

According to player social media posts, the list of visitors will include:

Rocket Sanders, Running Back from Arkansas, 1 year of eligibility

Jayden McGowan, Wide Receiver from Vanderbilt, 2 years of eligibility

LT Overton, Defensive Lineman from Texas A&M, 2 years of eligibility

Micaiah Overton, Defensive Tackle from Texas A&M, 1 year of eligibility

Oscar Adaway III, Running Back from North Texas, 1 year of eligibility

Gerald Kilgore, Defensive Back from Tennessee Tech, 3 years of eligibility

Tyler Neville, Tight End from Harvard, 1 year of eligibility

Cyrus Allen, Wide Receiver from Louisiana Tech, 1 year of eligibility

Jared Brown, Wide Receiver from Coastal Carolina, 2 years of eligibility

Jerome Simmons, Defensive Tackle from Highland Community College (Junior College), 2 years of eligibility

The South Carolina football program could look drastically different a few weeks from now. With several of the team’s transfer portal targets seemingly leaning toward the Gamecocks, USC fans are hoping to hear of their team’s first portal commitment soon.

With big needs at wide receiver and running back on offense and pass-rushing defensive linemen on the other side of the ball, it comes as no surprise that the majority of the transfer portal players visiting this weekend player receiver, running back, or defensive line.

Gamecock fans should pay attention because this weekend could be a major determiner for the South Carolina football future.

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