Happy Wednesday, South Carolina fans.
It was a busy day for the Gamecocks on the recruiting trail, as the team landed the first three commitments under coach Will Muschamp.
Here are five things to know:
- Muschamp earned a big recruiting victory over Clemson. Bryan Edwards, a 4-star, in-state wide receiver, pledged to the Gamecocks over the rival Tigers.
- South Carolina added a second commitment of the day, as it snared Tennessee prospect Sadarius Hutcherson. The 3-star defensive end will officially visit Muschamp and South Carolina on Jan. 16.
- The Gamecocks got another big win on the recruiting trail in C.J. Freeman. A 3-star running back from North Carolina, Freeman will enroll early this January.
- South Carolina football’s $50 million project was approved and the practice facility will be named after Steve and Gerri Spurrier. Building is expected to begin in late 2016 or spring of 2017.
- South Carolina hired a special teams coordinator. Coleman Hutzler, who spent 2014 at Florida on Muschamp’s staff, will also coach inside linebackers for the Gamecocks next season.
Other South Carolina news from around the Internet
- The Greenville News’ Mandrallius Robinson wrote that winning football programs aren’t cheap. He references new UGA coach Kirby Smart and Muschamp, South Carolina’s new coach, as some of the highest-paid assistants in college football in 2015.
- The State’s Lou Bezjak reported South Carolina is making T.J. Brunson a priority. The linebacker remains committed to Louisville, but is intrigued by South Carolina since Muschamp and the coaching staff have paid him extra attention.