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South Carolina WR Radrecous Davis is a player to watch in 2017.

Breakout candidates, another watch list and previewing the recruiting weekend

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Breaking out

SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan named his five breakout candidates for this upcoming South Carolina Gamecocks football season. The list includes two players on offense and three from the defense.

Watch list watch

South Carolina RB Rico Dowdle was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List on Thursday.

The rising sophomore is looking to build off an impressive freshman campaign in which he ran for 764 yards and 7 touchdowns in just nine games.

The last word

Three-star S Israel Mukuamu is making his final visit to South Carolina on Friday, just days before his commitment announcement on Monday morning. The Berkeley, S.C. native is reportedly down to South Carolina, Florida State, Indiana and Oklahoma State.

On the verge

According to SportsTalk’s Phil Kornblut, 3-star WR Tyquan Johnson could be close to committing to South Carolina. Johnson is one of several talented prospects visiting the Gamecocks on Saturday.

Tucker talent

Despite fellow Tucker (Ga.) High School standout Dylan Wonnum not being scheduled to visit this weekend, 4-star WR Josh Vann should be in Columbia either Friday or Saturday.

The talented pass catcher is reportedly choosing between South Carolina and Georgia.

Heading to the Hall

Former South Carolina DE and two-time All-SEC selection Eric Norwood highlights the latest round of inductees added to the University of South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame.

Norwood is joined by seven other all-time greats from football, men’s basketball, baseball, softball and swimming.

Ringing endorsement

Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Terrell Davis told reporters Thursday he believes former South Carolina WR Sterling Sharpe deserves consideration for the Hall of Fame. Davis and Sharpe both had their respective NFL careers cut short to seven seasons due to injury.

While with the Green Bay Packers, Sharpe led the league in receptions (three times) and touchdowns (two times).

Staying in-state

Former South Carolina head baseball coach Chad Holbrook has reportedly been hired by the College of Charleston, according to The Post and Courier’s Andrew Miller.

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