Josh Vann, ZaQuandre White among 19 Gamecocks honored on senior day

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Jeff Blake

South Carolina recognized 19 players Saturday before the Gamecocks’ 7:30 p.m. home finale against Clemson.

Here’s the list:

  • Devontae Davis, DL, R-Sr.

  • Eric Douglas, OL, R-Sr.

  • Spencer Eason-Riddle, LB, R-Sr.

  • Jabari Ellis, DL, R-Sr.

  • Kingsley “JJ” Enagbare, EDGE, Sr.

  • Jaylan Foster, DB, R-Sr.

  • Cole Hanna, PK, R-Jr.

  • Sean McGonigal, LB, R-Sr.

  • Nick Muse, TE, 5th

  • Zeb Noland, QB, Gr.

  • Carlins Platel, DB, Gr.

  • Patrick Reedy, TE, R-Jr.

  • R.J. Roderick, DB, Sr.

  • Damani Staley, LB, 5th

  • Aaron Sterling, EDGE, 5th

  • Josh Vann, WR, Sr.

  • Parker White, PK, R-Sr.

  • ZaQuandre White, RB, R-Sr.

  • Dylan Wonnum, OL, Sr.

Notable players who had the option to walk but opted not to include Jason Brown (QB, R-Sr.), Dakereon Joyner (WR, R-Jr.), Sherrod Greene (LB, R-Sr.), Brad Johsnon (LB, R-Sr.) and Rick Sandidge (DL, Sr.).

Seniors or redshirt juniors who did not walk Saturday.

  • Trey Adkins, WR, R-Jr.

  • James Bartholomew, WR, R-Sr.

  • Jalen Brooks, WR, Sr.

  • Jason Brown, QB, R-Sr.

  • Wyatt Campbell, OL, R-Jr.

  • Randrecous Davis, WR, R-Sr.

  • Jaylin Dickerson, DB, R-Jr.

  • Keem Green, DL, R-Sr.

  • Sherrod Greene, LB, R-Sr.

  • Jovaughn Gwyn, OL, R-Jr.

  • E.J. Jenkins, WR, R-Sr.

  • Brad Johnson, LB, R-Sr.

  • Hank Manos, OL, R-Jr.

  • Tyrese Ross, DB, R-Jr.

  • Darius Rush, DB, R-Jr.

  • Rick Sandidge, DL, Sr.

  • Jordan Strachan, EDGE, R-Sr.

  • Chad Terrell, WR, R-Sr.

  • Jazston Turnetine, OL, Sr.

  • M.J. Webb, DL, R-Sr.

It’s the first time since 2015 that South Carolina’s seniors were recognized when the Gamecocks host Clemson. Previous coach Will Muschamp opted to hold the ceremony the home game that preceded the Palmetto Bowl.

South Carolina has nine super seniors or graduate seniors, those with no eligibility left: Spencer Eason-Riddle, Jabari Ellis, Jaylan Foster, Nick Muse, Zeb Noland, Carlins Platel, Damani Staley, Aaron Sterling and Parker White.

Other seniors technically have a year of eligibility left thanks to NCAA relief granted during last year’s COVID-impacted season — and some who are considered redshirt juniors could opt to walk and be recognized.

It’s up to those players to decide whether or not they want to return for another season.

“It’s certainly a unique situation in that you’ve got a lot of guys that are super seniors that can’t come back,” coach Shane Beamer said. “And then you got a group of guys that are technically seniors that may or may not come back, but Jason has another year. I believe he plans on coming back, but all those all those conversations and conversations that, you know, we’ll sit down after the season and talk with those guys, not just Jason, but a lot of those guys that are in that situation.

“Certainly we’ll have players weighing NFL opportunities and things like that, like you always do. And we’ll sit down with all of them and help them make the best decision for for them and for our program as well.”

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