The Gamecocks return many highly rated players, including Marcus Lattimore and Alshon Jeffrey. Last year's #1 national high school recruit, Jadeveon Clowney, chose South Carolina and will be playing defense.
This year, the Gamecocks are getting many pre-season accolades, including:
- The New York Post picking the Gamecocks to win the NCAA national champioship
- AP Preseason #12
- USA Today Preseason #12
- Sports Illustrated Preseason #7
- Numerous Player/Team Picks on 11th Annual Herbie Awards (ESPN)
The Gamecocks play in the toughest football conference, the SEC. Four SEC schools are picked in the Top Ten of Lenn Robbins pre-season poll.
Gamecock Football Links of Interest:
New York Post - Gamecocks Picked to Win National Championship
The New York Post Top 25 (by Lenn Robbins)
ESPN Herbie Awards
Gamecock Football - GamcocksOnline.com
2011 Gamecock Football Schedule
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