Happy Monday, South Carolina fans.
It was an eventful start to the new year for the Gamecocks, who continue to piece together their coaching staff and hit the recruiting trail.
Here are three things to know:
- South Carolina added another Auburn assistant to its coaching staff. Kyle Krantz, a defensive assistant at Auburn, is expected to be the Gamecocks’ next quality control assistant. Overall, five Auburn coaches have joined South Carolina’s staff.
- South Carolina and Kentucky cracked 3-star defensive tackle Kobe Smith’s final two. Smith, a former Kentucky and North Carolina State commit, decommitted from the Wildcats on Dec. 27. The Georgia native is expected to enroll at either school on Jan. 10.
- One-time Georgia commit Malek Young is down to four schools, including South Carolina. The 3-star athlete has maintained a solid relationship with Gamecocks defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson, who coached under Will Muschamp at Auburn in 2015.
Other South Carolina news from around the Internet
- The State reported that former South Carolina standout Mike Davis was activated by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. The 2015 fourth-round pick rushed for 2,100 yards and 20 touchdowns in his final two seasons at South Carolina.
- CBSSports.com’s Gary Parrish wrote South Carolina’s win over Memphis to improve to 13-0 is great. The Gamecocks are one of only three unbeaten teams left in the country as of Sunday. Parrish cautions that because the team wasn’t expected to be this good doesn’t mean the fast start isn’t a cause for celebration.