National analyst calls South Carolina football transfer class one of country's top under-the-radar groups

South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer brought in a big-time transfer portal class that isn't getting enough national hype.
New South Carolina football running back Rocket Sanders
New South Carolina football running back Rocket Sanders / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The transfer portal has drastically changed college football over the past couple of seasons. This offseason, South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer and his coaching staff utilized it to plug numerous holes on their roster, and despite not getting much national attention, the Gamecocks brought in a really nice transfer portal class.

The group of more than 20 new Gamecocks did not have many highly-rated transfers, but it was a unit full of good football players who will compete for spots in the two-deep and make the 2024 version of the South Carolina football team better than they would have been without them.

On Wednesday, On3's Jesse Simonton wrote an article about five classes that have flown under the radar this offseason but that deserve respect as some of the nation's best. He included the Gamecocks' transfer portal haul on his list.

On3 and Simon are a little higher on the Gamecock transfers than other outlets, ranking USC 10th nationally in portal work this offseason. Simonton noted in his article that the Gamecocks' efforts at the wide receiver, offensive line, running back, and defensive line positions (17 of their transfers) will help reshape the weakest points on the team.

The transfer portal class is listed below:

Robby Ashford, Auburn Tigers
Davis Beville, Oklahoma Sooners

Running Back:
Rocket Sanders, Arkansas Razorbacks
Jawarn Howell, South Carolina State Bulldogs
Oscar Adaway, North Texas Mean Green

Wide Receiver:
Jared Brown, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Ahmari Huggins-Bruce, Louisville Cardinals
Gage Larvadain, Miami (OH) RedHawks
Vandrevius Jacobs, Florida State Seminoles
Dalevon Campbell, Nevada Wolfpack

Tight End:
Brady Hunt, Ball State Cardinals

Offensive Line:
Torricelli Simpkins, North Carolina Central Eagles
Kamaar Bell, Florida Atlantic Owls
Aaryn Parks, Oklahoma Sooners

Defensive Tackle:
DeAndre Jules, Pittsburgh Panthers
Monkell Goodwine, Alabama Crimson Tide
Jerome Simmons, Highland Community College Scotties
Rondarius Porter, Newberry College

EDGE/Defensive End:
Kyle Kennard, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Gilber Edmond, Florida State Seminoles

Bangally Kamara, Pittsburgh Panthers
Demetrius Knight, Charlotte 49ers

Gerald Kilgore, Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Buddy Mack, Pittsburgh Panthers

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