South Carolina football eagerly awaits 2 wide receivers

Justin Stepp, former Furman student and South Carolina wide receivers coach

South Carolina is banking much of its wide receiver success this season on several veterans who have been with the program for a long time.

Meanwhile, wide receivers coach Justin Stepp can’t contain his excitement as he waits for a pair of December signers who weren’t among the first seven registrants to join the program in January.

Landon Samson was one of the steepest risers all season in the 247Sports Composite and finished the 2022 cycle as the No. 419 ranked prospect, 59th among wide receivers. The 6-foot, 174-pound rookie played in one of the toughest high school regions in the country for longtime powerhouse Southlake (Texas) Carroll where he totaled 132 receptions for 2,225 yards with 29 touchdowns during his career.

Samson had offers from Baylor, Nebraska, Utah, Colorado, TCU and SMU, but Stepp’s ties to the Southwest with former assistant jobs with SMU and Arkansas no doubt played a role in guiding of Samson further south.

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