Well, ESPN thinks South Carolina football will be one of the 25 best teams in 2018. Which player could have a breakout season for the Gamecocks?
The answer might surprise you.
Nothing against Sadarius Hutcherson. Shoot, his name was at the top of SEC Country’s list of breakout candidates in January, so kudos to Alex Scarborough for making the call on Hutcherson, a redshirt sophomore who started four games in 2017.
Here’s what Scarborough wrote about Hutcherson:
- With Jake Bentley at quarterback and Deebo Samuel and Bryan Edwards at receiver, the Gamecocks’ passing game has a chance to be special. But it needs protection, and it might have found a key in that respect in former defensive line recruit and current offensive tackle standout Hutcherson, who was one of two offensive players of the spring.
Hutcherson, who’s listed as the Gamecocks’ starting right guard, is on a veteran offensive line that includes Dennis Daley (left tackle), Zack Bailey (left guard), Donell Stanley (center) and Blake Camper (right tackle).
“[Hutcherson] pretty much worked hard at what he had to do,” Daley said, during spring practice. “He kept working at it and he improved a whole lot. I told him that myself.”