Spencer Rattler liked what he saw Thursday.

The Oklahoma transfer quarterback wasn’t eligible to suit up for the Gamecocks, but he watched Shane Beamer’s squad take down North Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.

After South Carolina’s 38-21 win over the Tar Heels, Rattler congratulated his future teammates.

The Gamecocks were limited at quarterback on Thursday. Wide receiver Dakereon Joyner led the air attack, going 9-of-9 passing for 160 yards and a touchdown. Grad assistant-turned-QB Zeb Noland was 3-of-6 for 82 yards and a TD. Joyner also ran 10 times for 64 yards.

A redshirt sophomore, Rattler played in 9 games this season, going 140-of-187 passing for 1,483 yards, 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Prior to 2021, Rattler appeared in 14 games over 2 seasons. He announced his plans to transfer from Oklahoma to South Carolina on Dec. 13.