That was Tennessee defensive tackle Daniel McCullers’ weight at the start of fall camp. Spread out over 6 feet, 8 inches, that makes for a big man, but it’s smaller than McCullers was last year.
In his first season out of Georgia Military College, McCullers weight 380 pounds.
“He’s a big human,” South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott. “He can cause some havoc in there. We have to have our feet in the ground and play real tough.”
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That will be complicated by the fact that South Carolina is expected to start 281-pound redshirt freshman Clayton Stadnik at center and either 296-pound true freshman Na’Ty Rodgers or 294-pound sophomore Will Sport at right guard in the first start of their career.
McCullers plays strongside 3-technique, which is a fancy way of saying he will line up on the outside shoulder of the guard on either side of the field, depending on the opponent’s formation.
“He’s a big guy,” South Carolina left guard A.J. Cann said. “You have to get low on those big guys like that.”
McCullers had a career-high eight tackles last year against the Gamecocks.