Top targets at The Opening, plus major news from Gamecocks at SEC Media Days
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Keeping an eye on The Opening
A number of South Carolina’s Class of 2018 targets are in Oregon for The Opening Finals, the recruiting extravaganza that runs from today through Monday. Among the Gamecocks targets in attendance:
Find the full list here: South Carolina recruits headed to Oregon for The Opening
Heading to Hoover
South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley has been in the headlines a lot this offseason, earning a wealth of praise for his outstanding freshman campaign.
As the new face of the program, the rising sophomore signal caller will be among Gamecocks’ representatives at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., in July.
Jake tells us he will be part of the Carolina contingent next month at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama. pic.twitter.com/sSIzbMP80E
— Reggie Anderson (@ReggieWLTX) June 28, 2017
Yoga for a cause
As exciting as Williams-Brice Stadium can be, it’s good to catch a little downtime in the offseason. And that’s just what Bentley and tight end Jacob August are doing this summer.
The duo have become staffers at Camp M.A.T.E.S., an Autism Academy of South Carolina program that encourages kids and adults (ages 4-21) to partake in yoga to help with their social-skills deficits such as autism, Asperger’s and ADHD).
Honors for the HBC
According to The State, South Carolina has had “preliminary discussions” with former head coach Steve Spurrier about honoring him at a game this fall.
“There is nothing set, but if something happens that they want to do that, it would be fine with me, probably,” Spurrier told The State. ““You will have to check with them. All I can say is nothing has been set … If it happens, fine. If it doesn’t, that’s fine too.”
Former WR finds new home
Former South Carolina receiver Christian Owens announced his transfer destination earlier this week. The 6-foot-5 receiver will be joining former South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott at Georgia State, according to The State.
— Christian Owens (@CO7HUNNIT) June 27, 2017
New commitment for Gamecock great
Former South Carolina RB and Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers got himself a big #SpursUp on Wednesday night.
She said Yes! 💍❤️ pic.twitter.com/LK9Edm3RW3
— George Rogers (@georgerogers38) June 28, 2017
Congrats to Big George and his fiancee!
Scratch one off the list
Wake Forest head baseball coach Tom Walter is staying put, agreeing to a seven-year extension with the Demon Deacons earlier this week.
Having led Wake to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments, Walter was among those discussed as potential candidates for the vacant South Carolina position.