The NCAA Switch Portal claimed its sixth member of the South Carolina soccer workforce on Thursday night when working again Deshaun Fenwick entered, signaling his intention to go away this system. Fenwick had a productive season for the Gamecocks in 2020 serving as a backup to Kevin Harris.
Fenwick, who entered the season splitting carries with Harris earlier than changing into the backup, had 54 carries for 297 yards and one landing. He averaged 5.5 yards per rush, which was eighth within the Southeastern Convention amongst gamers with greater than 50 carries.
The previous three-star recruit, who had a pair of 100-yard video games in his profession, will definitely be missed. After ready his flip behind 4 seniors in 2019, he once more took a backseat to the primary 1,000-yard rusher that the Gamecocks have produced since 2013.
Whereas a lot of the transfers from the South Carolina program have come at positions that had been already quick on depth, the silver lining for the Gamecocks is the working again place appears wholesome at this level. Right here’s a take a look at what the Gamecocks have at working again in 2021, with gamers listed by classification.
Junior ZaQuandre White – It stays to be seen what facet of the ball that White will find yourself on for the 2021 season. He left Florida State, partially, as a result of he wished to play working again so his late-season transfer to protection for the Gamecocks in all probability isn’t what he needs to do long run. The Gamecocks, nevertheless, want a ton of assist in the secondary. White solely acquired a number of carries final season – 16 rushes for 59 yards – partially due to ball safety points. He put a ball on the bottom early within the season, which meant extra carries for Harris and Fenwick. Late within the season, he put the ball on the bottom once more. He’s one of the vital passionate gamers on the Gamecocks’ roster and confirmed some burst at occasions.
Sophomore Kevin Harris – It’s been some time because the Gamecocks had a bellcow working again however Harris suits the invoice. He completed the common season because the SEC dashing champion with 1,138 yards and was second within the SEC with 15 complete touchdowns. Harris, who averaged 18.5 carries per recreation, additionally caught the ball properly out of the backfield and had 21 receptions for 159 yards and a landing. With a wholesome Harris, the Gamecocks definitely be ok with the working again place.
Freshman Rashad Amos – A late addition to the 2020 recruiting class, Amos didn’t seize the headlines that the opposite working again within the class acquired. Whereas he solely featured in three video games this season, he had 18 carries for 99 complete yards. Like Fenwick, he additionally averaged 5.5 yards per carry. He had an opportunity to get his ft moist in
Freshman Marshawn Lloyd – There was a time when it appeared like Lloyd could be the beginning working again for South Carolina. Even in a short while on campus, he was turning heads and dwelling as much as his recruiting hype, at the least as a lot as one can earlier than setting foot on the sport discipline. However Lloyd tore his ACL in mid-August and was pressured to observe from the sideline for the whole lot of the 2020 season. 247Sports tabbed him because the fifth-best working again within the nation and No. 43 total.
Freshman Caleb McDowell – Quick in stature however removed from quick on velocity, McDowell brings that kind of quickness to the South Carolina working again room. Over 9 common season video games for Lee County Excessive College (Leesburg, Ga.), McDowell rushed 105 occasions for 800 yards and 14 touchdowns. He additionally caught 10 passes for 140 yards and two scores. McDowell scored 16 touchdowns in Lee County’s 4 playoff wins to get to the state championship recreation, together with 4 within the semifinal towards Westlake. Try some highlights from his state championship recreation here.
The Gamecocks are going to definitely miss Fenwick, however the working again room seems to be on secure footing, particularly when in comparison with the remainder of the place teams getting into the 2021 season.