Florence (S.C.) Wilson class of 2018 five-star defensive end Xavier Thomas has been a mainstay on the South Carolina campus and was back in Columbia Saturday for the Gamecocks' 20-15 victory over ECU.

"It was a great trip," Thomas said. "I talked to Coach Muschamp and Coach Thompson. It was a great atmosphere. They played a pretty decent game. Coach Muschamp was telling me how they could have used me that day with the pass rush. I saw how their d-ends were having a lot of one-on-one matchups, which my specialty is having a one-on-one battle with the tackle, so I noticed that. So it was a great visit."