Akeem Auguste is one happy man

Following South Carolina's 24-7 win over Wofford on Saturday, Akeem Auguste could not wipe the smile from his face. It's been a long road for the fifth-year senior cornerback, who is finally seeing his share of good fortune.

Auguste recorded his first interception last week against Arkansas. On Saturday against Wofford, he recorded his first defensive touchdown. When asked what he had in store for Clemson, he grinned from ear to ear.

"Wait and see," laughed Auguste.

Auguste has played in six games this season. While that doesn't seem like a lot, it's an eternity for the Florida native who played just one game in 2011 before a foot injury sidelined him for the majority of last season. This year he suffered a groin injury that kept him out of the first four games.

"It's a blessing. I didn't play a lot this year but I'm making the most of my time now," he said.

Saturday was an emotional day for Auguste. Not only was it his first start of the season, it was also his last game at Williams-Brice Stadium.

"It didn't hit me until I started going over to the student section and realizing that this is going to be the last student section I see, that's going to be cheering for me. It's been a blessing to be out here for the past couple of years at South Carolina and I have enjoyed every minute of it," he said.

Auguste said he'll miss the family atmosphere at South Carolina and his teammates.

"Wherever I am next year, I'll be back to support the team," he said.

Auguste will spend the next week preparing for his final game of the regular season, a road trip to face in-state rival Clemson. He and the rest of the Gamecocks will try to defeat the Tigers for the fourth-straight season. Auguste said he's looking forward to facing Clemson's high-powered offense and admits his game plan won't be changing.

"There isn't going to be any kind of transition, we've been waiting," he said.

South Carolina takes on Clemson on Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will air on ESPN.

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