South Carolina Football: As spring practice rolls along, 6 reasons why LaNorris Sellers is ready to be QB1

South Carolina football quarterback LaNorris Sellers is in line to start as a redshirt freshman in 2024.

South Carolina football likely will hand its starting quarterback job to rising redshirt freshman LaNorris Sellers.
South Carolina football likely will hand its starting quarterback job to rising redshirt freshman LaNorris Sellers. / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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6 Reasons LaNorris Sellers is ready to be QB1 for South Carolina Football:
No. 1 The Gifts

The first reason why fans shouldn't worry about LaNorris Sellers is his physical talent.

Sellers is a physical freak. Coming into last season at 6'3" and 245 pounds, he reportedly ran 40-yard dash times in the high 4.4-range, clocked a short shuttle time of less than 4.3, and was described by NFL-bound tight end Trey Knox as being able to "flick his wrist and throw the ball over 60 yards." There are not too many players on the planet that truthfully can claim all of that.

Sellers displayed his speed and power as a runner against Vanderbilt this past season as he exploded to the edge, ran through a tackle from an upperclassman safety, and then strode away from the Commodore defense. The 36-yard touchdown should be a sign of future success for him on the ground.

His arm strength is effortless, so it still feels like Gamecock fans haven't gotten to see yet just how powerful of a thrower he can be. Nonetheless, on just his second career pass attempt, Sellers uncorked a smooth 60-yard strike that hit fellow freshman Tyshawn Russell in stride.

There's no doubt that Sellers' physical tools are up to par with what is needed to compete in the SEC.