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WR Deebo Samuel will be a major weapon for the South Carolina offense in 2017.

News on South Carolina’s newest commit; plus, notes from Day 1 of preseason football practice

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Another #SpursUp

Three-star S Jonathan Gipson committed to the Gamecocks on Monday. The Hoschton, Ga., native picked South Carolina over offers from Auburn, Colorado, Indiana, Oregon State and Tennessee, among others.

Notes from Day 1 of practice

South Carolina football officially started preseason practice on Monday, opening camp inside the Jeri and Steve Spurrier Indoor Practice Facility. SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan was on hand and made plenty of observations.

Game-by-game season predictions

Brad Crawford of 247Sports shared his game-by-game breakdown and predictions for South Carolina’s 2017 season.

5-star prospect KJ Henry’s top 5

Five-star DE KJ Henry released his top 5 schools on Monday night: South Carolina, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Virginia Tech.

More on 4-star TE target

Class of 2018 4-star TE James Mitchell fits the mold of the athletic tight end who the Gamecocks like. The Union High School (Big Stone Gap, Va.) prospect stands out on the basketball court as well, approaching 1,000 career points.

Share pizza with Tiffany Mitchell

The Indiana Fever are auctioning off a pizza party with former South Carolina Lady Gamecocks star and current Fever guard Tiffany Mitchell.

Real recognize real

Former Auburn center and current SEC Network analyst Cole Cubelic gave South Carolina RT Zack Bailey some love on Twitter on Monday.

Enter here

The recruiting entrance at Williams-Brice Stadium received a significant upgrade during the offseason.

Friendly rivalry

The University of South Carolina official Twitter account engaged in a little playful banter with the Palmetto State’s other schools on Monday.