Shane Beamer speaks on latest South Carolina wide receiver additions

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Wes Mitchell

After landing three wide receivers via the transfer portal during the first open window of the offseason, South Carolina added two more potential playmakers during the post-spring opening in Dalevon Campbell and Vandrevius Jacobs.

Now, those additions are one step closer to being official.

“They signed their stuff this week,” head coach Shane Beamer said Tuesday night at the Spartanburg stop on the Welcome Home Tour. “Get them in here in a couple weeks and see how they can help us.”

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The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Campbell tallied 69 receptions for 1,053 Yards and three touchdowns during the last two seasons combined at Nevada. He has one year of eligibility left and brings added size to a position that isn’t heavy on it.

“With Dalevon, he’s a guy that has played a lot of football, been very productive as a player,” Beamer said. “We were looking after spring practice to try to add a little bit more size to that room. He’s a big receiver as well, and he’ll certainly help us there. He’s a veteran guy.”

Jacobs, a former four-star prospect who redshirted as a freshman last year, is an intriguing player in that he has a full four years of eligibility left.

He caught three passes for 60 yards and a touchdown last season with Florida State and was still able to maintain his redshirt status.

“He’s a guy that highly recruited to come into high school, and he can run. And that’s what we like,” Beamer said. “He’s still young. I like the fact that he’s still got four more years of college as well.”

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The two newcomers will soon join a receiving corps that continues to be wide open as the Gamecocks look to replace most of last year’s production.

“Really, all we know about (the portal additions) right now is talking to high school coaches, talking to their coaches where they came from, spending time with them when they came in on a visit, watching their tape that they had going into this season,” Beamer said. “We’ll find out even more about him once they get on campus. But two great young men. Really enjoyed visiting with when they were here on visits and excited about how they can just continue to add to the overall depth and competition in that receiver room.”

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