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South Carolina's brass got an in-person look at Kingsley Enagbare last Friday. Enagbare committed to the Gamecocks on Wednesday.

South Carolina football: Preparing for preseason practice; more on the newest DE commit

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Things to know before preseason camp

SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan has a list of five things all South Carolina football fans need to know before preseason camp starts

More on the Gamecocks’ newest commit

South Carolina’s newest commit, 3-star DE Kingsley Enagbare, compares favorably to former Alabama DE Jonathan Allen, Hapeville Charter (Atlanta) coach Winston Gordon tells Jeff Sentell of DawgNation.

MORE: What DE Kingsley Enagbare will bring to South Carolina 

2-sport star

South Carolina commit Lavonte Valentine could be the school’s next two-sport star, writes The State’s Dwayne Mclemore.

In addition to being a talented running back prospect, Valentine is a standout track athlete, planning to run the 100 meter, 200 meter and relay events when he arrives at South Carolina.

More praise for Jake Bentley

South Carolina QB Jake Bentley was the fifth-highest graded true freshman quarterback in all of college football last season, per Pro Football Focus College.

MORE: Pro Football Focus has 3 of top 5 true freshman QBs coming from the SEC last season 

PJ Dozier is Dallas-bound

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, former South Carolina point guard PJ Dozier has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

Alshon Jeffery debuts for Philadelphia Eagles

Former South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery made his Philadelphia Eagles debut on Thursday in the team’s first full practice of the 2017 season.

An NFL pedigree

Former Carolina Panthers President Danny Morrison is joining South Carolina as a professor of practice in the school’s College of Hospitality, reads a release from the university.

Steve Pearce walks off

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder and former South Carolina standout Steve Pearce hit his first walk-off home run on Thursday, a grand slam to lead the Blue Jays to a 8-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.