OL Tyshawn Wannamaker no longer on roster at South Carolina

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South Carolina offensive lineman Tyshawn Wannamaker is no longer on the roster for the Gamecocks, GamecockCentral has learned.

According to team sources, Wannamaker was ready to move on from playing football after being part of the program since 2020.

This past season, Wannamaker appeared in ten games with four starts and most notably played right tackle. In his career, he played a total of 30 games. 2024 would’ve marked his fifth season with the program.

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Wannamaker is the second South Carolina offensive lineman to seemingly hang up the cleats this week.

GamecockCentral reported earlier on Friday that redshirt senior offensive lineman Trai Jones has decided to step away from the program after making a personal choice to retire from football.

Shane Beamer was asked about Jones on Friday.

“Trai is working through some things right now,” Beamer said. “Started out workouts with us last week and is taking a little bit of time right now to figure out what’s next for him. Everything’s fine, it’s nothing concerning, he’s just thinking through some things about what the next step is for him in regard to his football career. Something that we’re working through right now but we’re in constant communication with him.”

Jones saw action in eight games this past season and made three starts, most notably at guard. Appearing in 29 career games over the past three seasons, he had one year of eligibility remaining.

It does, however, appear that Jakai Moore will return for a sixth season of eligibility.

Moore is on the official 2024 South Carolina roster that the school was updating in real-time on Friday.

“Jakai is great,” Beamer said Friday. “(He’s) here working out, looks great, doing well, and excited. Eager to get going.”

2023 (Redshirt Junior)
Appeared in 10 games making four starts… earned the start at right tackle against Furman, Mississippi Sate, Tennessee and Texas A&M… did not play against either Vanderbilt or Clemson. nicknamed “Scooter”… became a member of the 2023 NFF Hampshire Honor Society.

2022 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Third-year offensive lineman who appeared in six games, making four starts… appeared in the season-opener against Georgia State… moved into the starting lineup at right tackle against Georgia in week 3 following an injury to Dylan Wonnum… started in three-consecutive games, earning the nod against Georgia, Charlotte and South Carolina State… also saw action at Florida before starting at right tackle again in the TaxSlayer Bowl game against Notre Dame… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2021 (Redshirt Freshman)
Redshirt freshman who played in all 13 games, making seven starts at the right tackle position… named to the Freshman All-SEC by the league’s 14 coaches… moved into the starting lineup midway through the season following an injury to Dylan Wonnum, and held that position throughout the remainder of the season… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2020 (Freshman)
True freshman who enrolled in January and went through the abbreviated spring drills… saw action at Vanderbilt, his only game action… redshirted… named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Graduated from Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, S.C. in December 2019… played on the offensive line… the Saints posted a 6-6 mark in 2019, reaching the second round of the playoffs… selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas… named first team all-state by the South Carolina coaches… was a first-team all-state selection as a junior by USA TODAY… coached by Wayne Farmer…also competed in the throw events on the Saints’ track team… Rivals considered him the ninth-best player in the Palmetto State and the 35th-best offensive guard in the country… rated as the seventh-best player in the state of South Carolina, the 21st-best offensive guard in the country and No. 444 overall in the 247Sports Composite… considered the No. 264 player in the country in the ESPN300… the first commitment of the 2020 class, Wannamaker verballed the Gamecocks in the spring of 2018.

Tyshawn Monta Wannamaker was born February 14, 2002… graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

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