Steve Spurrier seemed to lament South Carolina’s ability to evaluate talent while talking about the number of walk-ons starting for the Gamecocks.
“Our scholarship guys have maybe not been the hit we thought they were going to be,” Spurrier said to a group of reporters on Tuesday.
South Carolina has two former walk-ons, quarterback Perry Orth and wideout Carlton Heard, listed as offensive starters heading into this weekend’s game against the Georgia Bulldogs.
The lack of production from some players on scholarship is a reflection of poor talent evaluation in the recruiting process, according to Spurrier.
“Obviously we think a lot of them still can be [good players], but yeah we missed on some guys,” Spurrier said. “There’s no question about it. There are some guys we thought were going to be really good that just did not work out.”