COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina was without wide receiver Deebo Samuel on Saturday. But now the Gamecocks will have more weapons in tow the rest of the season.
Freshman wide receiver Randrecous Davis saw increased playing time, while wide receiver Chavis Dawkins and tight end Kiel Pollard received their first offensive snaps in USC’s 20-15 win against East Carolina.
“Those guys are good players,” coach Will Muschamp said. “Randrecous made a fantastic catch on our sideline. He is going to be a really, really good football player. Chavis Dawkins is going to be a really good player. Bryan Edwards is a good player.”
Edwards has started all three games this season. He broke out with an 8-catch, 101-yard debut at Vanderbilt.
Wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon said the Gamecocks would have all four freshman wide receivers ready to play this season. Korey Banks has yet to play this year.
Edwards had 5 catches for 68 yards against East Carolina. Davis made a pair of catches for 32 yards, including an acrobatic catch on the sideline.
“Those guys, the game is going to continue to slow down for them and they’ll continue to play well,” Muschamp said. “Extremely proud of those guys.”