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. 4 Advanced Mechanics

Most true freshmen quarterbacks, especially ones who ran the ball a lot in high school, have some serious holes in their throwing mechanics. That is not the case for LaNorris Sellers.

Sellers has a smooth and repeatable throwing motion. This is true both on short throws and deep balls, and touch passes and velocity-infused bullets all look the same coming out of his hand.

Even a year ago during practice for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, Sellers already had a consistent throwing motion and his feet were steady.

Good mechanics don't make Sellers a rigid passer, though. Like his predecessor Rattler, he has the ability to get his feet underneath him at almost any point during a play, allowing him to throw powerfully and accurately without a big load up.

Again like Rattler, he can throw off-platform and on the run, too, meaning that when it is impossible to square his feet, he can still make big-time throws. There are "good mechanics" to making difficult throws, as well, and Sellers already has them.

His first collegiate pass attempt, a 10-yard completion to Eddie Lewis against Furman, demonstrates his ability to put the ball where he wants to put it, even while on the move.

The kid has all the makings of eventual legend in garnet and black.