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Top 2019 target returns
Three-star guard Jakai Moore (Nokesville, Va.) returned to South Carolina on Wednesday, presumably for the first time since his official visit earlier this spring.
The No. 15-ranked guard in the Class of 2019 got plenty of attention at camp from offensive line coach Eric Wolford. A handful of schools remain under consideration by Moore, including Penn State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Commits on display
Several South Carolina commits also were on hand: 2019 junior college defensive tackle Jahkeem Green, 2019 tight end KeShawn Toney, 2020 running back Mecose Todd and 2020 offensive lineman Tyshawn Wannamaker.
Defensive line coach Lance Thompson was at Green’s side throughout the morning portion of camp, before the participants broke for lunch. During lunch, Green visited with Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp for a sit-down conversation at the indoor facility office.
Thompson and Wolford introduced Wannamaker and Green, shortly after Wannamaker arrived to the facility. Wannamaker was first greeted by assistant strength coach Corey Miller before Wolford made his way over.
Running backs coach Bobby Bentley and strength and conditioning coordinator Jeff Dillman were the first two staffers to see Todd, who had to put an ice pack on his knee before the end of the morning session. Todd did not participate in the afternoon session.
A day after he worked with 2019 commit Traevon Kenion, tight ends coach Pat Washington kept a close eye on Toney.
Brian Branch, a 2020 defensive back from Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., scooped up an offer after a strong afternoon showing. Branch (6-foot-0, 175 pounds) arrived with offers from Cincinnati, Georgia State and Indiana.
Branch visited South Carolina with PASS trainer Andre Powell, who brought a few other Atlanta area prospects, all of whom are in the Class of 2020: defensive back Victor Pless (Harrison High School), Lance Wise (Hillgrove High School) and running back Rashad Amos (Sandy Creek).
Others of note
Seth Williams (Statesville, N.C.) arrived in a walking boot around his left ankle, which he sprained during Virginia Tech’s camp, but the 2020 offensive lineman still hung around for camp on Wednesday.
Quarterbacks coach Dan Werner and graduate assistant Taylor Lamb were spotted chatting with 2022 quarterback Ty Simpson, who was accompanied by his parents. The 6-1, 170-pound prospect from Martin, Tenn., was offered by Tennessee on Tuesday.
Emmanuel Mukuamu (Bossier City, La.) was joined by his older brother, Gamecocks freshman cornerback Israel Mukuamu, who was offered by South Carolina after a camp showing in the summer before his junior year of high school. The younger Mukuamu is a 2020 quarterback.
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