Phil Kornblut

Newly offered QB: There’s a lot to like about South Carolina, Muschamp message

South Carolina quarterbacks coach Dan Werner was down in Georgia recently to check in on Class of 2021 quarterback Colten Gauthier of Dacula. He liked what he saw and offered Gauthier, and the Gamecocks will have a place at the table with him as he goes through the process.

“I was really excited about the offer and I am definitely going up for a visit in the next month,” Gauthier said. “Coach [Will] Muschamp informed me about the offer after Coach Werner came to watch me practice. Coach Muschamp said he was super excited about me and what I have to bring to the table, which is size, huge arm and athletic ability, and he wants me to come to campus as soon as possible.”

Gauthier (6-3, 205) said the conversation with Muschamp was eye-opening for him regarding learning more about the Gamecock program.

“I loved talking to him,” Gauthier said. “He seemed very passionate and I am looking forward to sitting down and talking with him in person soon. I am looking for a great relationship with the offensive coordinator/quarterback coach and the head coach. I love the offense. It fits my style. I think I would do in well in the offense because we basically run the same offense and I am expected to make all the calls and check-downs. Great football environment and a great education. Also, love that South Carolina is only three hours away.”

Gauthier also has offers from Boston College, Colorado, Duke, Kentucky, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, UCF, South Florida and Louisville.

Gauthier has visited Georgia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, UCF and South Florida. He and his head coach Jeff Saturday, the former NFL all-star center, are currently planning his summer camp and visit schedule.