This new feature of Life of a Gamecock is called "The Garnet Buzz."
It's essentially just some news updates regarding Gamecock sports that could include some recruiting updates, news, etc. that is bundled into one post. These may be plentiful or may just be a few comments/links/updates on the happenings of the Gamecocks.
Here is today's The Garnet Buzz:
- South Carolina's football team is losing four walk-on football players for the upcoming 2012 season. The Gamecocks will lose FB Dalton Wilson, TE Payton Brady, FB Billy Byrne and SPUR Matt O'Brien. The big loss here is Dalton Wilson. Wilson was the Gamecocks' starting fullback this past season and would have been expected to fill that role again in 2012. Luckily for the Gamecocks, the fullback position isn't one utilized often and in it's place is usually a hybrid TE/FB player like Justice Cunningham. He'll be able to slide over if necessary as should freshman TE Kelvin Rainey who enrolled in January.
- The Gamecocks got good news Saturday afternoon when Worth Gregory committed to the Gamecocks football program. Gregory is a punter out of Fort Mill, South Carolina and has been asked to be a preferred walk-on for the 2012 season. Gregory should join the rest of the Gamecocks coming in for their freshman season over the summer months.
- Junior Day was held for the Gamecocks today and all reports coming out of this has been extremely positive for Carolina. There was talk of a potential commitment from Dillon OL Bryce King but he did not commit to the Gamecocks. It seems to be a matter of when, not if, he'll commit to South Carolina. Several prospects for the 2013 class were there along with some from the 2014 class as well. This looks to be a great start to next year's recruiting class for the Gamecocks.
- RB Marcus Lattimore is ahead of schedule in regards to his rehab work in recovering from the torn ligaments he suffered in the 2011 season. It's been said he's worked extremely hard and has began running already. No one questioned that he would be back for the Gamecocks in full health and Lattimore is proving everyone right. His work ethic is above and beyond most people his age and don't be surprised to see an even better product on the field in 2012.
This will conclude today's Garnet Buzz. Football team lost a few players but picked up one at a position of need. Recruiting continues to go strong for the future and Lattimore looks ready to go.
If we can only get the men's basketball team going...