Former South Carolina running back earns Senior Bowl nod

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Joshua Boucher/jboucher@thestate.com

South Carolina running back ZaQuandre White will get a chance to shine in the pre-2022 NFL draft spotlight.

White has accepted an invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, per an announcement Tuesday from the game itself. The game will be played on Feb. 5 in Mobile, Alabama.

The former Florida State signee finished the regular season as South Carolina’s leading rusher before opting out of USC’s 38-21 win over North Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. White finished the year with 583 yards and two touchdowns on just 88 carries. He also added another 202 yards and three scores via 19 catches.

White will be joined in the game by former Gamecocks teammate and defensive lineman Kingsley “JJ” Enagbare. Enagbare had previously accepted an invite prior to White’s inclusion on Tuesday.

South Carolina is in the process of replacing its top two backs in White and running mate Kevin Harris. Both players declared for the NFL draft with eligibility still remaining.

Head coach Shane Beamer and his staff have landed Georgia freshman Lovasea Carroll and Wake Forest tailback Christian Beal-Smith out of the transfer portal over the last month.

South Carolina finished White’s final season in Columbia 7-6 with the postseason win over UNC. Beamer became one of just two coaches in program history to win a bowl game in his first season at the helm.

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