He loves his teammates; his teammates love him. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder joined the South Carolina program out of Fort Dorchester as part of the class of 2018 following one of the most prolific high school careers in state of South Carolina history. USC coach Will Muschamp told the players of his decision after the second scrimmage of the preseason Saturday. 3 quarterback, then moved to wide receiver, and then was back at QB. Your account has an invalid email address. 2 man. The Gamecocks excused Joyner from practice Monday after giving him the news, but he was at Tuesday’s session working at quarterback. South Carolina quarterback Dakereon Joyner may have a decision to make after two seasons of sparse playing time. Here's how they plan to fix the problem. "He's done everything we've asked of him as far as what you've got to do to be successful to help our football team," head coach Will Muschamp said of Joyner during a call-in show late in the season. dcloninger@postandcourier.com, The Berkeley Independent - Moncks Corner, SC, Offensive line, RBs committed to making Gamecocks' rushing offense much better. He’s all about helping South Carolina win football games. Now a full-time receiver after the arrival of transfer quarterback Collin Hill and blue-chip freshman Luke Doty, Joyner has turned heads in preseason camp enough to where he’s listed as one of three starters at receiver. “He’s indicated that he just wants to help the team, in whatever way,” said offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon, who said there was “no question” that Joyner could help the team with a change of position. You have permission to edit this article. He was selected the 2016 S.C. Gatorade Player of the Year and the 2017 S.C. Mr. Football. Site Last Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 7:25AM Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? ... That issue is compounded by the fact South Carolina added graduate transfer quarterback … I'm really impressed with him. The verse reads, “I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.”. “That was the first words out of his mouth. 2 quarterback. During his first season on campus, Joyner played in one game, a blowout win over Chattanooga, while taking a redshirt. When GOD says it's SHOWTIME, there isn't a single person that can say CUT. He loves being here. Latest on South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Dakereon Joyner including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN The highlight of Joyner's, and South Carolina's, season came when he was thrust into action on the road against Georgia, and helped lead the Gamecocks to a 20-17 win over the No. Joyner politely declined comment at the start of preseason camp this year when asked if there was a special package of plays for him in the offensive plans, but he made it clear since he enrolled that he was a quarterback, period.

“We moved him to receiver and he completely bought in and wants to do it and a week and a half later he’s back to playing quarterback. Finally having settled into the receiver role where he’ll remain barring catastrophic injury issues for USC’s quarterbacks, Joyner’s dynamic ability could be a major lift on a roster that features only one proven wide receiver in senior Shi Smith. "Ryan (Hilinski) will be the starter [at quarterback]; Dakereon will play," Muschamp said.

Of course he’s disappointed but he’s upbeat. I just want to help the team.".

I just need to continue to progress and do what I do best.”.

“I don’t worry about it; just got to compete every single day.”, Joyner posted a message to his Instagram page Monday night quoting Jeremiah 29:11.

It's a role that at one time seemed unlikely to happen. File/John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier. Are you a Stathead, too?

He will not rest until he owns every great film and song ever recorded. He definitely understands football, is extremely athletic, and I think he definitely could help us this year for sure.”. But with a foot injury to Jake Bentley that will keep the senior quarterback out for at least six weeks, and could sideline him for the season, Joyner is now also the team's No. That was after he began the year as the No. Dakereon Joyner shares that latest on his status in Columbia.

He could stay at USC but switch positions, learning a new spot in the remaining 10 days of preseason practice. “You got to know Dakereon Joyner.

Shi is obviously the leader, the vet in the room, but I think the coaches and everybody knows there’s a lot of young guys looking to make plays.”. Sean Rayford/Special to The Post and Courier COLUMBIA — … © 2020 www.goupstate.com. I'm here to play the best role. “So if he’s one of the best guys, we’re going to make sure he’s out there in some way, shape or form.”. "It was fun," he says. Joyner played a few snaps against Chattanooga last season but redshirted as senior Michael Scarnecchia backed up starter Jake Bentley. “When he touches the ball, he’s very dangerous and he’s actually finding different ways to get open now so I’m just ready to see it on game day.”, In his limited time around Joyner since arriving on campus in January, Hill said Joyner “is really talented. What Tennessee is saying about South Carolina in advance of Saturday's season-opener, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. More: Dorman's Collin Hill on verge of making a childhood wish a reality at South Carolina, “He reminds me of Deebo (Samuel),” Horn said.

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“There’s different scenarios where we could use him, for sure, but the bottom line is, you want to make sure that your best guys are out there,” McClendon said. But since Hilinski was named the No. As did new quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, who said at his introductory press conference that he was excited to get to work with Joyner. News, rosters, schedules, scores, message boards, rankings, stats, polls. We’ve got eight, nine guys that can play. Said Muschamp: "The thing I can tell you about Dakereon, I know he loves the University of South Carolina.

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While it’s unlikely that either backup quarterback would play unless Bentley was injured (Bentley did miss one game last season), USC needed a definite No. Being able to dedicate his work solely to one position is “definitely a beneficial thing for me being able to get the finer things down,” Joyner said. Battle for Gamecocks' backup QB role progresses past midway point of preseason camp, Sapakoff: Mike McGee's mega-impact missing from the Gamecocks' Hall of Fame, SC Gamecocks' play-caller ready to throw the book at opposing defenses, Gamecocks' OrTre Smith set to resume starring role after long battle with knee problems, SC Gamecocks' Javon Kinlaw has new purpose for playing football: Her name is Eden.

While there's been speculation since preseason camp about a potential Joyner transfer as it's becoming commonplace in today's college game among quarterbacks, Joyner's message appears to have ended that for now with the new semester set to begin. pic.twitter.com/AKqAUifWTw. 2 quarterback role following Jake Bentley's injury. “I think I can do a lot of things like the other guys in the receiver room,” Joyner said. 2 -- quarterback role. 134 Columbus Street Dakereon Joyner is a 6-2, 200-pound Athlete from North Charleston, SC. The wonder was if he could translate that to college, or if he could find a system that would take advantage of his mobility to give the QB spot a different dimension. He wants everything to happen right now and sometimes there’s a process you have to work through, and what I’ve been proud of is he’s been able to see that process and continue to work through it to be a really good player. “Like the coaches said, 'Just be ready when your number is called.' I’m grateful for all my coaches being patient with me and helping and even my teammates. Considerable clouds this morning. As a senior, he accounted for more than 3,400 total yards and totaled 52 touchdowns. It was, ‘Coach, I want to help this football team. High 76F. Joyner threw for nearly 10,000 yards and rushed for over 3,300 in his highly decorated career at Fort Dorchester, piling up 157 touchdowns. News, rosters, schedules, scores, message boards, rankings, stats, polls. All rights reserved. "It was really fun getting out there and seeing it from a different perspective and competing with the guys on the edge. I'm extremely proud of him.". South Carolina quarterback Dakereon Joyner may have a decision to make after two seasons of sparse playing time.

Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. He just wants the ball in his hand,” LaPrad said. I don’t think the game is dedicated to one guy. Joyner joined the program in the spring of 2018 as a four-star quarterback after finishing with just shy of 10,000 yards passing in his high school career.

With Scarnecchia gone, Joyner was competing with true freshman Hilinski for the job. After redshirting two years ago, Joyner began the off-season as the third quarterback, was moved to receiver but changed back to his initial position after starting quarterback Jake Bentley suffered a season-ending injury in the first game. You are the owner of this article. "I told him, 'Just trust us, and we'll move forward in the right direction and do what's best for you and the team moving forward and let's give this thing a fall (season)' He's been nothing but great, but that's who he is, that's how he's been raised. 3 quarterback, but filled in as a second-team slot receiver and eventually moved into the No.

He's a guy that wants to do whatever he can to help this football team,” Bobo said. South Carolina quarterback/wide receiver Dakereon Joyner ended any remaining speculation that he might transfer out of the program with a message on Twitter Monday night. WHERE: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte.

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Dakereon Joyner never gets down,” said Steve LaPrad, Joyner’s coach at Fort Dorchester High School. During that appearance and following the Gamecocks' final game of the season, Muschamp seemed encouraged about Joyner's future with the program. "He'll handle it all. All rights reserved. Please update it here. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. Low around 60F. He’s such a great athlete, it might take somebody a month to learn a new position; it would take Dakereon Joyner two or three weeks.”. I'm just here to be the best teammate possible. “Wherever that role takes him, that’s something we’ve got to make sure that we’re exploring and discussing.”, “He was fine, he just wants to win,” Bentley said of Joyner’s mood, before agreeing that Joyner can help USC in some way.