One DB makes South Carolina debut, another switches positions to LB
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Keisean Nixon debuts
JUCO cornerback Keisean Nixon made his South Carolina debut on Wednesday on Day 3 of the Gamecocks’ preseason camp.
Position change for Antoine Wilder
South Carolina redshirt sophomore Antoine Wilder has moved from defensive back to linebacker. In 2016, Wilder recorded 15 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and an interception while appearing in 12 games (starting three) as either a nickel and/or safety.
HS coach on Dakereon Joyner: ‘He’s just freakish’
“He’s just freakish, but he just keeps getting better and better,” Fort Dorchester (S.C.) High School head coach Steve LaPrad told SEC Country when discussing his quarterback, South Carolina-bound Dakereon Joyner.
“His work ethic off the field, discipline, character, his agility and speed, his arm strength just keeps getting better and better,” LaPrad said.
Dantrell Barkley: Netflix star
South Carolina defensive tackle commit Dantrell Barkley could be TV star by this time next year. The popular Netflix series ‘Last Chance U’ is currently filming its third season at Independence Community College in Kansas, where Barkley is a redshirt freshman.
South Carolina offers former LSU DB
The Gamecocks have offered former LSU DB Saivion Smith, according to SportsTalk.
The Gamecocks have two players ranked in the 247Sports College Top247 list: WR Deebo Samuel (No. 140) and LB Skai Moore (No. 177).
Gamecocks vs. Chanticleers
According to a release from the Coastal Carolina athletic department, South Carolina and Coastal Carolina have agreed to a three-game men’s basketball series, starting this year on Dec. 9 and ending in the 2019-20 season. The first and second games will be in Columbia.
And another one
Former South Carolina standout and current Toronto Blue Jays OF Steve Pearce hit his third home run in the last 7 days on Wednesday in a 5-1 victory over the White Sox in Chicago. Pearce has 3 home runs and 10 RBI since last Thursday, including two walk-off grand slams.
— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 2, 2017