South Carolina Football: Gamecocks getting visits from transfer portal linemen

South Carolina football is set to receive visits next week from transfer portal offensive linemen Enokk Vimahi (Ohio State) and Steven Hubbard (UTEP).
South Carolina football transfer portal target Enokk Vimahi
South Carolina football transfer portal target Enokk Vimahi / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

When asked recently about potential transfer portal targets this spring, South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer revealed that he isn't thrilled with his team's scholarship numbers at both wide receiver and offensive line.

The Gamecocks quickly added two transfer portal wideouts in the form of Dalevon Campbell (Nevada Wolfpack) and Vandrevius Jacobs (Florida State Seminoles) as they worked to replinish the numbers in the receiver room. Earlier in the offseason, Carolina lost six receivers to the transfer portal, two to the NFL, and one more to graduation. With five transfer portal additions at the position and two freshmen, the numbers feel a lot better for wide receivers coach Mike Furrey.

As of now, the Gamecocks have not brought in any offensive linemen this spring. USC added three veteran transfers and three freshmen in the winter, but eight linemen left the program through the portal, retirement, or the NFL Draft. As the team has endured the net loss of scholarship bodies up front on the offensive line, they are in the market to bring a player or two into the program.

According to a report from 247Sports' Matt Zenitz, two transfer portal linemen are coming to Columbia for visits in the coming days. Former Ohio State Buckeyes lineman Enokk Vimahi and former UTEP Miners lineman Steven Hubbard will check out the South Carolina football program next week.

Vimahi was a 4-star prospect and an All-American out of high school and is a 6th-year senior. He started one game for OSU last year (against the Michigan Wolverines) and has spent most of his career as a guard.

Hubbard was a multi-year starter for UTEP who made the All-Conference USA team as a left tackle. He is built more like an interior lineman and has experience playing inside and outside. He currently is committed to the Vanderbilt Commodores but, clearly, he is looking around at his options. He began his career at Kilgore College (a junior college) in Texas.

Bringing in one or both of Vimahi and/or Hubbard would provide the Gamecocks with some needed depth on the offensive line, and depending on how the position battles shake out this summer and fall, either player could compete for a prominent role if things go well for them.

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