Shane Beamer has used “welcome home” on social media as a slogan to announce recruiting commitments and coaching hires. If a Friday night report is accurate, the slogan is especially fitting for Beamer’s latest staff hire.

Mike Uva of WACH FOX is reporting that former Gamecock Shaq Wilson is being hired to Beamer’s staff as an analyst. A tweet from Beamer, below, strongly hints that the hire is happening.

A standout linebacker at South Carolina (2008-12), Wilson has been at Tennessee as Assistant Director of Football Sports Performance since February 2018. Per his UT bio, Wilson assisted with the design and implementation of strength, speed development, agility and conditioning year-round while directly overseeing UT’s wide receiver and defensive back position groups on Jeremy Pruitt’s staff. UT lists his other responsibilities as assisting with Tennessee’s GPS tracking system (Catapult) for off-season training, practices and games, analyzing and distributing reports to the staff, designing and managing player profiles for the coaching staff and NFL representatives, and serving as the liaison between the sports performance staff and the football coaching staff regarding off-season skill development.

Wilson has worked on staff at South Carolina before. Prior to UT, he spent five seasons on the Gamecocks staff under Will Muschamp and Steve Spurrier. He started out as a defensive graduate assistant in 2013 before becoming a defensive quality control coordinator for the next two seasons (2014-15). Under Muschamp, Wilson moved into a recruiting role as the Assistant Director of Recruiting before becoming the Assistant Director of Player Personnel during his final season with the Gamecocks in 2017.