Jake Bentley impresses the Mannings, plus big news from two top JUCO targets
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‘He’s going to be a good one’
As the counselors at the Manning Passing Academy last weekend, Archie and Eli Manning were quite impressed by South Carolina QB Jake Bentley.
“He’s going to be a good player. He’s young. Sometimes you can just tell that they are savvy. He’s kind of got it,” Archie Manning said of the rising sophomore signal caller. “He’s playing in a tough conference. I’m not saying he’s going to set the world on fire, but you can tell he’s going to be a good one.”
Three-star JUCO DE Dorian Gerald released his top 5 on Monday night …
— Dorian Gerald (@TopNotchDG) June 27, 2017
The 6-foot-3 defensive end is rated as the No. 10 overall JUCO prospect for 2018 in the 247Sports composite.
Jabari Ellis names final two contenders
Three-star JUCO DT Jabari Ellis unveiled his final two schools on Monday afternoon: South Carolina and North Carolina State. Ellis is set to announce his pick between the two on July 4.
— Jabari Ellis (@LosSuperman) June 26, 2017
Gamecocks vs. Wolfpack
South Carolina sure does seem to be facing off against N.C. State a lot these days. This fact wasn’t lost on the aforementioned Joyner, who noticed the similarities between his and Ellis’ recruitment …
— Kereon Joyner (@Cant_StopCinco) June 27, 2017
Sooner than later
South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner told WIS-TV that he hoped to have a new baseball coach in place “sooner than later.”
“I think there’s a lot of people that would be really good fits, so we’re narrowing down the search and hope to name a coach in the next few days,” Tanner said to WIS-TV on Sunday.
South Carolina OF Carlos Cortes earned yet another Freshman All-American honor on Monday, this time from Baseball America.
— Gamecock Baseball (@GamecockBasebll) June 26, 2017
Still not a fan
Despite spending three months in Columbia, which he called a “great town, a great city,” New York Mets minor league OF Tim Tebow said he still wasn’t a fan of the Gamecocks.
“The goal is to when you’re somewhere, hopefully you leave it a little better than you found it,” Tebow told reporters, per The State. “Hopefully, that was the case here, but also the people here had a great impact on me as well. It’s a great town, a great city. A lot of really awesome people.”