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ATHENS - South Carolina’s roster lists 26 players from Georgia.

Georgia’s roster has four from South Carolina, but it’s not certain any will see game action Saturday in Columbia.

Redshirt freshman defensive back Tramel Terry from Goose Creek will make the trip after not playing in the opener, coach Mark Richt said Wednesday.

Cornerback Damian Swann said don’t discount the converted receiver playing.

“He’s learning the game plan, he’s getting those reps,” Swann said. “Depending on how the game goes, what happens in the game, Tramel can be one of those guys out there and I’m pretty sure he wants to be out there. Two weeks back to back playing against (teams from) South Carolina being from South Carolina, he wants to be out there. He’s been doing everything he can to earn some snaps on something. I’m excited to see him when he gets out there.”

As for the other players from South Carolina, wide receiver Jonathon Rumph from Cayce is out with a pulled hamstring.

Freshman quarterback Jacob Park from Goose Creek, S.C. is heading for a redshirt season.

Walk-on tight end Jack Loonam from Lexington, S.C., didn’t get in against Clemson.

The Gamecocks’ Georgia products include: tailback Mike Davis (Atlanta), tight end Rory Anderson (Powder Springs), linebacker T.J. Holloman (Stone Mountain), cornerback Brison Williams (Warner Robins) and safety T.J. Gurley (Cairo).

“Georgia is an excellent recruiting state,” South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said Wednesday. “As we all know, the state of Georgia plays high school football about as well as anybody in the country and they’ve got a lot of players and they can’t all go in state. Some of them go out of state. We’ve been able to recruit very well throughout Georgia over the past several years.”

Walk-on Gamecocks receiver Carlton Heard from Clarke Central in Athens transferred from Gardner-Webb.

Georgia doesn’t have a 2015 commitment from a player from South Carolina, but among its former players from the state under Richt: receiver A.J. Green, cornerback Tim Jennings and defensive linemen Marcus Howard and Robert and Kwame Geathers.

“You’ve got guys that have come here from that state that have done extremely well,” recruiting coordinator Bryan McClendon said. “The bottom line is we’re going to go out there and try to get the best players we can get."

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