Wide receiver from DC area puts South Carolina football on top list

South Carolina football made the top-6 for wide receiver Giyahni Kontosis from the Washington DC area.
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Since Shane Beamer took over the head coaching duties of the South Carolina football program, the Gamecocks have become a major player in recruiting the DMV.

The greater Washington DC area (DC, Delaware, Maryland, northeast Virginia) has been very friendly to Beamer and the Gamecocks. Big-time prospects like 5-star EDGE Dylan Stewart, 5-star athlete Nyck Harbor, 4-star offensive lineman Tree Babalade, and 4-star EDGE Desmond Umeozulu hail from the DMV. Even transfer players like linebacker Debo Williams and defensive linemen Monkell Goodwine and DeAndre Jules are from the area.

In the 2025 recruiting class, South Carolina football is after additional prospects from the DMV, and one of them recently announced his top-6 schools. The Gamecocks made the cut.

Wide receiver Giyahni Kontosis put the South Carolina Gamecocks, Maryland Terrapins, Tennessee Volunteers, Indiana Hoosiers, Cincinnati Bearcats, and Pittsburgh Panthers on his list of top schools. He has shown interest in several different programs at various times during his recruitment.

A former 4-star prospect, Kontosis is now a consensus 3-star wide receiver. From the east side of DC, he attends Riverdale Baptist School (his former school, Rock Creek Christian Academy, closed) and is listed at 6'1" and about 190 pounds.

With experience playing out wide and in the slot, Kontosis could be used in a variety of ways at the college level. He has good speed and quick acceleration and change-of-direction skills. He is not a big-bodied "go get it" type of receiver, but he doesn't mind rising up to make a play in traffic.

The athletic wideout needs to add a little bit of strength to his frame, but he is a hard runner after the catch who bounces off of weak tackle attempts for extra yardage. With some solid work and good coaching, he could be a very productive player in college.

You can watch some of his film here.

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