Calhoun's Wannamaker at USC

Calhoun County’s Tyshawn Wannamaker poses with South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp in January in this photo from Wannamaker’s Twitter account.

COLUMBIA -- After his official visit to South Carolina, longtime offensive line commitment Tyshawn Wannamaker of St. Matthews struggled to narrow the trip down to just one thing that he liked more than the rest.

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"Everything," he said June 2. "Everything stood out. It was nice. Beautiful."

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The three-star prospect from Calhoun County High School committed to South Carolina almost 14 months ago, so he was already familiar with the program after multiple trips to campus.

As one of 11 official visitors on campus a weekend go -- some committed and some not -- this offered an opportunity for him to get to know his future teammates and try to convince some other prospects to join the program.

"I got to meet them face to face and talk," Wannamaker said. "Everybody was cool. This was my first time meeting all of them together. We're trying to get everybody."

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The 6-foot-4, 330-pounder also enjoyed visiting Will Muschamp's house for food and games on the water.

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"It was beautiful out there," he said. "It was nice. It was a great weekend."

Wannamaker, who was hosted on the trip by freshman offensive lineman Jaylen Nichols, plans to return to Columbia this summer to camp with offensive line coach Eric Wolford, who had a message for him.

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"Get better every day in everything that I do," Wannamaker said. "Just keep working. Baby steps and I'll be all right."

Like Nichols, Wannamaker is planning to enroll early and go through spring practice.

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Wes Mitchell reports for www.GamecockCentral.com, the www.Rivals.com affiliate devoted to USC athletics.


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