Charlotte quarterback Garrett Shrader visited South Carolina on Friday.
He actually arrived Thursday night and stayed the night so he could be at practice first thing Friday morning.
"I loved it, got to spend some time with the guys which was fun,” Shrader said.” It's early (in practice) so it's hard to get a great feel (for the offense) because it was only the second day of install. I got to spend a lot of time with (Dan) Werner and (Bryan McClendon), and I talked to Muschamp for about 20 mins before I left. It (the visit) pushes them even higher on my list."
Sharder said his next visit will be to West Virginia.
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▪ Kennesaw, Ga., kicker Anthony Rodriguez visited the Gamecocks on Friday.
“Visit was amazing,” Rodriguez said. :South Carolina is the real deal. The coaches, staff, facilities, academics is mind blowing. Coach Coleman (Hutzler) and his staff are doing an amazing job here. Loved it.”
Last season he was 4-8 on field goals and 38-38 on extra points.
▪ Rice grad transfer safety JT Ibe confirmed he's was his way to Columbia on Friday night for his official visit with USC.
▪ USC defensive back commitment Bryce Thompson of Dutch Fork planned to visit the Gamecocks on Saturday to watch spring practice.
▪ Walhalla kicker Patrick Nations planned to visit USC on Saturday.
▪ Chesapeake, Va. defensive lineman Ben Smiley plans to visit the Gamecocks this month.
▪ McDonald, Penn., punter Ryan Coe of visited USC on Friday.
▪ Alpharetta, Ga., running back Robert Jones visited South Carolina on Friday. His cousin is Gamecock cornerback Korey Banks.
▪ Greensboro, N.C. 2020 wide receiver Mike Wyman planned to visit USC on Saturday.