It is the first time since Shane Beamer took over as head coach of South Carolina that the Gamecocks have brought in a greater number of transfers (20) than prospects (16) during this summer. For the past two years, Colorado coach Deion Sanders and his team have become involved in the quagmire that is college football.
This is due to the fact that it does not appear to be possible to assemble a roster that is almost exclusively comprised of transfer portal individuals. The Buffaloes have not yet reached the heights they were at a year ago, when Sanders brought in 51 new transfers, but who would have imagined that as of the middle of January, South Carolina had taken in just two less transfers than Colorado (22)? And as of Wednesday evening,
the Gamecocks are the only team in the United States that has pulled more players out of the transfer portal than any other team. The other five teams are Louisville, Texas A&M, Indiana, Arizona State, and Colorado. In addition, South Carolina is the only school in that category that has lost more students to the gateway than Texas A&M and Indiana, both of which have fired their coaches.
The narrative of South Carolina’s 2024 season will be impossible to write without first providing an explanation of the actions taken by the Gamecocks within the portal. Let’s take a look at how South Carolina’s twenty current transfers, 18 of whom are on scholarship and two of whom are walk-ons, will fit in for the upcoming season. Raheim “Rocket” Sanders, a running back from Arkansas, will be the starting running back for the Gamecocks in the upcoming season.
Anderson, a running back, has decided to leave the team. With the potential to be one of the best running backs in the SEC, Sanders is the crown jewel of their portal collection. He ran for more over 1,400 yards in 2022, after injuring himself for the most of the previous season. a DE The Georgia Tech student Kyle Kennard: Kennard made the decision to complete his undergraduate career at South Carolina rather than Florida State when he had one year left during his eligibility period. As an edge rusher who stands 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 238 pounds, he might be the ideal candidate for the Gamecocks’ 3-3-5 defense.