Spencer Rattler will attempt to rebuild his inventory subsequent season at a brand new college and underneath a coach he is aware of properly.
The former Oklahoma quarterback introduced Monday night time that he had dedicated to South Carolina. Rattler, a redshirt sophomore, entered the switch portal Nov. 29, a day after coach Lincoln Riley left OU for the Southern California. He is reuniting with Shane Beamer, who was an assistant underneath Riley (assistant head coach/tight ends) for 3 years earlier than taking the South Carolina head teaching job final 12 months.
The early signing interval for the Class of 2022 begins Wednesday.
Riley benched Rattler in midseason this 12 months for freshman Caleb Williams after a collection of lackluster performances. The last straw was Rattler’s play within the Red River Showdown vs. Texas; he was 8 for 15 for 111 yards and had an interception in opposition to the Longhorns.
Rattler tried simply 12 extra passes the rest of the season, finishing 10 of them for 112 yards and a landing. His total 2021 numbers: 140-of-187 passing (74.9 completion share), 1,483 yards, 11 touchdowns, 5 interceptions.
Those numbers — and the demotion — had been the onerous touchdown in Rattler’s fall from grace. He started the season as a Heisman Trophy contender and a first-round prospect within the 2022 NFL Draft.
Now, he’ll attempt to rebuild his resume whereas enjoying within the SEC East subsequent 12 months. Rattler represents a large improve to the Gamecocks’ quarterback depth chart. South Carolina leaned on graduate assistant Zeb Noland and fifth-year switch Jason Brown for a big chunk of this season. Incumbent starter Luke Doty suffered a foot harm in fall camp, debuted in Week 3 after which aggravated the harm in October in opposition to Vanderbilt, which led to season-ending surgical procedure.
Despite the upheaval on the place, the Gameocks completed 6-6 and earned a bid to the Duke’s Mayo Bowl in opposition to North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 30.
For now, Doty will probably be again for 2022 together with quarterbacks Colten Gauthier and Jake Helfrich. Connor Jordan entered the switch portal this week.
Beamer did not cease at Rattler on Monday; he additionally lured former Sooners tight finish Austin Stogner out of the portal. Stogner caught 14 passes for 166 yards (11.9 common) and three touchdowns as a junior this season.
He can take the place of fifth-year participant Nick Muse and pair with Jaheim Bell, who has had an enormous function within the Gamecocks’ passing sport this season. Bell has 25 receptions, second-most on the crew, 338 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore.
The double dose of transfers left Beamer spinning Monday night time: