Trey Adkins has worked his way up from walk-on to scholarship with the South Carolina football team.
The Gamecocks football Twitter account posted a video Tuesday night in which Shane Beamer told Adkins that he will no longer be a walk-on with the program.
“You don’t need to save anything tonight for that job you are going to, to deliver pizzas to pay for your tuition,” Beamer said in the video. “Because you are on scholarship.”
Adkins’ teammates mobbed him in celebration of the occasion and receivers coach Justin Stepp was shown giving him a hug after the speech.
After Beamer’s announcement, Adkins was shown calling his parents to tell them the news.
“We don’t have to pay for school anymore. ... I don’t have to deliver pizza either,” Adkins tells his father.
Adkins, a standout receiver at Hillcrest High School, walked on to USC program in 2018 but didn’t see any action until 2019. He has appeared in 10 games with the Gamecocks, catching five passes for 78 yards.