A few years ago, we played a joke on the message board recruiting junkies by making up a fake football prospect who was allegedly committing to the Gamecocks. The player weighed 290 pounds and could run a 4.4. He could deadlift 500 pounds and long jump over 25 feet. The guy could easily dunk a basketball and averaged 40 points a game. He played running back and defensive end and led the State in touchdowns, rushing, and sacks. The dude was a football recruiting legend?
Of course it was all made up stuff for fun.
Then a couple days ago Bobby Bentley started telling stories about Jake Bentley’s childhood. I guess these were true stories. Could Jake Bentley’s childhood exploits become the foundation for a real life Gamecocks quarterback legend? We haven’t seen that since the days of Jeff Grantz.