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Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School quarterback and 2020 prospect Luke Doty is the No. 346 overall prospect for 2020, according to 247Sports.

South Carolina welcomes in-state QB; Florida prospects stand out in Day 3 of camp

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In-state priority

Three-star quarterback and 2020 prospect Luke Doty was among those on campus Thursday for Day 3 of Will Muschamp Football Camp.

“Doty remains one of the Gamecocks’ top priorities at the position for the Class of 2020,” SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan writes. “After camp ended, Doty and his mother hopped on a golf cart with [South Carolina quarterbacks coach Dan Werner] and a few offensive staffers, which included strength and conditioning coordinator Jeff Dillman.”

In addition to South Carolina, the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School quarterback lists offers from Auburn, Miami, Virginia Tech and more.

Sunshine State standouts

Day 3 of Muschamp Camp featured a handful of prospect from Florida, including several from Gamecocks freshman linebacker Rosendo Louis’ alma mater, Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High School.

“Ge’Mon Eaford, a 4-star linebacker, is the team’s top-rated 2019 prospect,” McGranahan writes. “At 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, Eaford is ranked the No. 13 outside linebacker in the country on the 247Sports composite.”

Eaford’s teammate, 2020 wide receiver Bryce Gowdy, was also on campus. Gowdy is rated as the No. 260 overall prospect for 2020, according to 247Sports.

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Beyond the sidelines

The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman profiled South Carolina’s Werner and his journey on and off the field earlier this week.

Werner joined the Gamecocks staff in January after spending one season at Alabama as an offensive analyst. Before that, Werner was co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ole Miss.

Break it down

Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports praised the Gamecocks’ impressive 2019 haul on Thursday.

South Carolina’s 2019 class, consisting of 15 commits, is currently ranked No. 4 overall in 247Sports’ 2019 composite team rankings.

Guess who’s back

The South Carolina football team’s official Twitter account hyped the return of redshirt senior linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams.

Allen-Williams missed the majority of the 2017 season because of a shoulder injury suffered in South Carolina’s 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech on Sept. 23.

The Ellenwood, Ga., native had 10 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery in three games last year.

On the pitch

Former South Carolina women’s soccer forward Savannah McCaskill made her first start for the U.S. Women’s National Team on Thursday night.

“Savannah McCaskill , who was taken second overall in the 2018 NWSL College Draft by the Boston Breakers and then was picked by Sky Blue FC in the Dispersal Draft, has worked herself into consistent call-ups with the WNT this year,” the team’s official release reads. “She will make her first career start tonight, in what will be her sixth cap. McCaskill made the game roster for the Jan. 21 match against Denmark and earned her first cap when she came into the game in the 70th minute for Andi Sullivan.”

McCaskill was named SEC Offensive Player of the Year her senior season (2017) and earned All-America honors her last three years in Columbia, S.C. (2015-17). She finished her South Carolina career at No. 2 in all-time assists (34) and No. 3 in points (114) and goals (40).

We’re here

South Carolina’s baseball team arrived in Fayetteville, Ark., on Thursday night for the team’s best-of-three Super Regional against the Arkansas Razorbacks, starting on Saturday.

The Razorbacks took the regular-season series against the Gamecocks, winning two out of three, but South Carolina has a lot of momentum, having won five consecutive SEC series to close the season.

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