Welcome Home: South Carolina adds graduate transfer from Assumption University
Shane Beamer’s South Carolina program has been very active in the transfer market this offseason so it should come as no surprise that the Gamecocks filled their final scholarship of the 2021 recruiting cycle with yet another transfer that will eligible immediately next season.
The newest member of the Gamecock program is defensive back Carlins Platel of Assumption University, who announced his commitment on Wednesday. Platel is a graduate transfer, which means he will be eligible as soon as he arrives in Columbia this summer — Platel is on track to graduate in May.
During his final season at Assumption, Platel was a first-team all-conference selection. Following his decision to leave Assumption, Platel landed several scholarship offers, including one from Mississippi State.
In a recent interview with Mike Uva of WACH in Columbia, Platel explained why South Carolina was the right choice for him.
“Just everything they’re doing down there. It’s a new coaching staff and during the visit it looked like they all had good chemistry with their defensive backs coach, (Torrian) Gray,” Platel shared with WACH. “He knows how to develop guys and my goal is to end up going to the NFL. I think these guys can put me in the best position to succeed, not only in their defense but in the NFL too.”
Here is Platel’s bio from the Assumption University team site:
2019: Named to the NE10 All-Conference First-Team… Appeared in 10 games for the Hounds… Recorded 21 tackles with two interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery… Had three punt returns for 14 yards.
2018: Appeared in 10 games where he recorded 26 total tackles and two interceptions… He had six passes broken up… He had his best game against New Haven where he recorded five tackles.
2017: Named to NE10 All-Rookie Team… Appeared in 13 games where he recorded 41 tackles, one forced fumble and three interceptions… He had eight passes broken up… He had his best game against Findlay where he had five tackles and one 72-yard touchdown on an interception return.
Prior to Assumption: Played football and ran track at Everett High School… Played in the MIAA Division 1 Championship against Xaverian… Named First Team All-State in 2016… Led the team in interceptions with six.