South Carolina Football: Gamecocks to visit all-conference transfer lineman

South Carolina football will hold an in-home visit with former All-Southern Conference offensive lineman Colin Truett.
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South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer shared several weeks ago that he felt like two position groups on his Gamecock roster were in need of some help out of the transfer portal. The USC head coach lamented the lack of scholarship numbers in the wide receiver room and on the offensive line and hinted that his team would be trying to add a player or two at each spot before the season began.

It didn't take long from that point until Carolina brought in two wide receiver transfers in the form of former Florida State Seminoles wideout Vandrevius Jacobs and Nevada Wolfpack grad transfer Dalevon Campbell. Jacobs still has four years of eligibility remaining, while Campbell is a graduate student playing his final year this fall.

With the late transfer decision of defensive lineman Drew Tuazama, South Carolina football had one more open scholarship, so the conversation about offensive linemen resurfaced. Ohio State Buckeyes transfer Enokk Vimahi and UTEP Miners defector Steven Hubbard visited the program last week (Vimahi committed to the Washington Huskies and Hubbard remains committed to the Vanderbilt Commodores), and it appears as if the Gamecocks are looking at other targets, as well.

According to a report from On3's Pete Nakos, the Gamecocks are setting up an in-home visit from former UT-Chattanooga offensive lineman Colin Truett.

Truett is heading into his 7th year of college football. He redshirted the 2018 season at Cincinnati before transferring to UT-Chattanooga. Thanks to the "Covid redshirt" and a medical redshirt in 2022, he has one year of eligibility remaining.

During his UT-Chattanooga career, Truett was a Freshman All-American in 2019 and made two All-Southern Conference squads in his other two healthy campaigns in 2021 and 2023.

Primarily, Truett has been a right tackle in his career, but at 6'3" and 300 pounds with decent athleticism, he has enough physical versatility to kick inside if needed. He also has made several Southern Conference Honor Rolls, meaning he has enough intelligence to learn multiple spots up front, a trait that helped fellow transfer smart guy Nick Gargiulo last year.

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