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JUCO defensive tackle Jabari Ellis is set to announce his commitment on Tuesday.

Upcoming announcements for several Gamecocks’ targets; Mark Kingston hires assistants

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2018 DE target commits to Alabama

Four-star defensive end Stephon Wynn Jr. committed to Alabama on Saturday.

MORE: Alabama beats out two other SEC schools for nation’s No. 5 DE Stephon Wynn 

The Anderson, S.C., native was down to South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama before ultimately pulling the trigger on the Crimson Tide.

Still in it

Despite missing out on Wynn, the Gamecocks are still in prime position to land several commitments in July, including:

MORE: South Carolina remains in position to land multiple commitments this month 


As “Spurs Up” has become synonymous with South Carolina football, the university is looking to trademark the phrase, according to a report from Gamecock Central.

“Once Coach (Will) Muschamp started using it in earnest, we wanted to start to protect it,” senior associate athletics director for marketing and branding Eric Nichols told Gamecock Central.

Goodbye to a legend

South Carolina Hall of Fame member Max Runager passed away on Friday.

Runager, 61, was a 3-year starter and captain for the Gamecocks in 1978. The Greenwood, S.C., native, who punted for 11 NFL seasons and was on two Super Bowl teams, was inducted into the USC Hall of Fame in 2013.

Mark Kingston names assistants

New South Carolina head baseball coach Mark Kingston named his first two assistants on Sunday. Kingston is bringing in Mike Current from South Florida and is retaining current South Carolina pitching coach Jerry Meyers.

Former Gamecocks offer endorsements

Kingston is getting support from all across Gamecocks nation, including several former South Carolina baseball stars.

Former C Grayson Greiner (2012-14)

Former OF/IF Whit Merrifield (2008-10)

Justin Smoak is in

Former South Carolina 1B Justin Smoak was named American League starting first baseman for the July 11 All-Star Game in Miami. Smoak is batting .300 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI.