Earlier this summer, South Carolina defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson welcomed a second wave of first-year defensive backs.
Kaleb Chalmers and Jaylin Dickerson, the first two arrivals, reported to Columbia in time for spring workouts. Three others, Zay Brown, Tavyn Jackson and Jamyest Williams, the highest-rated member of the Gamecocks 2017 signing class, joined them in late May.
“Obviously, you’ve got Jamyest Williams, a guy who was highly recruited. He was a really good player and had a really good offseason. We’re excited to see what he can do,” Robinson said. “Tavyn Jackson is another kid who came in and did a really good job from Tallahassee, so we’re excited about all of those guys, and I can’t wait to get the guys on the field and get them on the grass and actually see them with a ball and all that kind of stuff.”
Robinson will get his first look on Monday at 9 a.m., when the Gamecocks have their first practice during preseason camp.
“There’s a lot of things you can’t really tell during an offseason workout,” Robinson said. “Maybe they can run, maybe they can change direction, but when the ball comes in the air, do they get big eyes? That’s something you can’t find out until you see it.”
Players are set to officially report for duty on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Keisean Nixon, a junior college addition, is one of three 2017 signees that has yet to enroll for class. Coach Will Muschamp told reporters earlier this month during SEC Media Days that Nixon, and offensive tackles Jordon Carty and Jordan Rhodes were scheduled to report by Sunday.