George Rogers, a Duluth, Ga. native and All-American South Carolina running back, won the 1980 Heisman Trophy his senior season. He led the nation in rushing with 1,894 yards and was the first player chosen in the 1981 NFL draft. He is a member of the Georgia Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Gamecocks coaching staff pretty much covers the entire southeast, but quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus holds the Georgia spot from his hometown in Marietta.
Not only does the current roster house athletes from Georgia, but many of South Carolina’s 2015 recruiting class hail from the state as well.
Class of 2015
RB, Mon Denson: LaGrange, Ga.
TE, Connor Redmond: Lawrenceville, Ga.
CB, Octavis Johnson: Homerville, Ga.
S, Antoine Wilder: College Park, Ga.
DE, Arden Key: College Park, Ga.
QB, Lorenzo Nunez: Kennesaw, Ga.
WR, Dexter Neal: Stone Mountain, Ga.
However, there will be a couple of Dawgs representing the Palmetto State: SS Tramel Terry (Goose Creek, S.C.), SE Jonathon Rumph (Cayce, S.C.), TE Jack Loonam (Lexington, S.C.) and QB Jacob Park (Goose Creek, S.C.).
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