South Carolina finished a surprising 7-6 in Year 1 under coach Shane Beamer, and the future is bright in Columbia.

First, though, Beamer needs to add some reinforcements to the Gamecocks’ roster via the transfer portal, and he did that on Saturday afternoon.

As you can see below, former NC State DL Terrell Dawkins announced via Twitter that he was committing to South Carolina for the 2022 campaign:

Dawkins was hampered by an injury for much of the 2021 season, missing a couple of games and finishing with only 6 total tackles.

But, in 2020, as a freshman, Dawkins showed flashes of brilliance, recording 36 tackles (9.5 for a loss) and 5 sacks. We’ll see if he can get back to that form in 2022.