As transfer portal reopens, what are South Carolina football's potential needs?

South Carolina football still has a couple of holes on the roster. As the transfer portal window reopens, what needs do the Gamecocks still have?

South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer
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South Carolina Football's Spring Transfer Portal Needs:
Starting-Level Veteran at CB

A similar story exists at cornerback as offensive tackle. Young players like Judge Collier, Vicari Swain, Emory Floyd, and Jalewis Solomon all have at least three years of eligibility remaining and will fight for the starting corner job opposite of veteran O'Donnell Fortune.

Collier was the first of these youngsters off the bench last season when Fortune was suspended (twice), and he was solid. However, there is doubt among many South Carolina football fans as to whether Judge or another young corner is ready to be a top coverage option in the SEC.

Fortune has had an up-and-down career (and his disciplinary issues), but the coaching staff has spoken highly of the redshirt senior this offseason, indicating they expect him to keep his starting job. Fellow veteran David Spaulding has gotten some reps at cornerback, as well, but it doesn't seem likely that he will start as an outside corner.

The Gamecocks have a lot of defensive backs on the roster, and making a move for another player might require at least one to leave the program in the transfer portal, but if a starting-level cover corner comes available, defensive backs coach Torrian Gray should make a call or two.