Gamecocks get visits from transfer portal linemen

When recently asked about possible transfer portal targets this spring, South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer revealed that he wasn't thrilled with his team's scholarship numbers at both wide receiver and offensive line.

The Gamecocks quickly added two transfer portal wideouts in Dalevon Campbell (Nevada Wolfpack) and Vandrevius Jacobs (Florida State Seminoles) as they worked to replenish the numbers in the receiver room. At the start of the offseason, Carolina lost six receivers to the transfer portal, two to the NFL and another to graduation. With five transfer portal additions at the position and two freshmen, the numbers feel much better to wide receivers coach Mike Furrey.

So far this spring, the Gamecocks have not used any offensive linemen. USC added three veteran transfers and three freshmen over the winter, but eight linemen left the program via the portal, retirement or the NFL Draft. As the team suffered the net loss of scholarship talent at the top of the offensive line, it is looking to add a player or two to the program.

According to a report from Matt Zenitz of 247Sports, two transfer portal linemen are coming to Columbia for visits in the coming days. Former Ohio State Buckeyes lineman Enokk Vimahi and former UTEP Miners lineman Steven Hubbard will check out the South Carolina football program next week.

Vimahi was a 4-star prospect and an All-American out of high school and is a sixth-grader. He started one game for OSU last year (against the Michigan Wolverines) and spent most of his career as a guard.

Hubbard was a multi-year starter for UTEP and made the All-Conference USA team as a left tackle. He is built more like an inside player and has experience playing inside and outside. He is currently committed to the Vanderbilt Commodores but is obviously evaluating his options. He began his career at Kilgore College (a junior college) in Texas.

Signing Vimahi and/or Hubbard or both would give the Gamecocks needed depth on offense, and depending on how the position battles play out this summer and fall, either player could compete for a prominent role if things go well for her.

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