South Carolina Football: Big-time transfer receivers visiting Gamecocks

South Carolina football needs a wide receiver in the transfer portal, and big-time talents from the portal are on campus soon.
South Carolina football target Dalevon Campbell
South Carolina football target Dalevon Campbell / JASON BEAN/RGJ / USA TODAY NETWORK

South Carolina football needs some wide receiver help in the transfer portal this spring. The Gamecocks have a lot of players who can contribute at the position (Gage Larvadain, Jared Brown, Tyshawn Russell, Nyck Harbor, Ahmari Huggins-Bruce, Mazeo Bennett, Debron Gatling, Luke Doty, and maybe more), but USC lacks size and top-end projected productivity at the position.

Gamecock head coach Shane Beamer and his coaching staff, especially wide receiver coach Mike Furrey, have been scouring the transfer portal for players who could be good additions to the wide receiver room and the Carolina offense.

According to a report from 247Sports' Chris Hummer, the Gamecocks are hosting for a visit this weekend one of the portal's top remaining receiver prospects in Nevada Wolfpack transfer Dalevon Campbell. He has already visited the Oklahoma State Cowboys this spring and could be in line to make further visits

Campbell is a 6'4" senior who was an All-Mountain West performer in 2023 after logging nearly 600 yards receiving on over 19 yards per catch. He was part of the Illinois Fighting Illini program before transferring to Nevada ahead of the 2022 campaign. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Campbell fills the Gamecocks-need-some-size-at-receiver need. In addition to being 6'4", he is also 220 pounds, and he uses every bit of that size to play with physicality, both when the ball is in the air and when he is fighting for YAC after he has the ball in hands.

The Gamecocks have another visit coming up as Florida State transfer portal wide receiver Vandrevius Jacobs will be on campus soon. Unlike Campbell, Jacobs is a younger player with three years of eligibility left to play after his one year as a Seminole.

Jacobs is smaller than Campbell, but he is a dynamic player whose athleticism allows him to play bigger than his size when the ball is in the air and makes him a big-time threat after the catch.

Frankly, the Gamecocks could take both Campbell and Jacobs if that's what the South Carolina football coaching staff wants to do. The overall scholarship numbers at the position are not as high as they would like, and redshirt freshman quarterback LaNorris Sellers needs some more targets to throw the football to when he isn't toting the rock as a ball carrier.

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