Spencer Rattler is off to the NFL, so Shane Beamer went in search of competition for redshirt freshman quarterback LaNorris Sellers. He came back with Auburn transfer Robby Ashford, who has yet to realize his potential in two seasons in the SEC, and Oklahoma backup Davis Beville.
The bigger moves were the ones to help whoever plays quarterback for the Gamecocks in 2024. Of Beamer’s 20 incoming transfers, former Arkansas running back Raheim Sanders is the centerpiece. He ran for 1,443 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2022.
South Carolina also added three Group of Five pass catchers, wide receiver Gage Larvadain from Miami (Ohio), wide receiver Jared Brown from Coastal Carolina, and ex-Ball State tight end Brady Hunt.
Those additions are huge because the Gamecocks lost their top receiver from 2022, Juice Wells, to Ole Miss and 2023 leading receiver Xavier Legette to the NFL.
The biggest question left for South Carolina is can they protect the quarterback this season? Beamer may not have done enough to answer it in the portal.