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Live, in-person, on-campus recruiting is back at South Carolina and Gamecock Central wants to give new subscribers an opportunity to experience its accurate, in-depth coverage of the busiest recruiting month in program history and beyond!
For a limited time only, Gamecock Central is offering free trial access to all of the site's content from now until August 10, 2021 with the promo code VISITS2021 at check out.
Recruiting has been "live" again for barely a week and the football program has already hosted countless unofficial visitors and campers, including three days of the first ever Shane Beamer Camp, which Gamecock Central offered boots-on-the-ground coverage from. In fact, GC will report live from all three camp days while providing updates, insight, evaluations and prospect reactions from their visits to campus.
This week also features the start of official visits, for the first time, in over 14 months as Beamer and staff put together the future of the Gamecock program.
In addition to recruiting coverage, you'll get insider team reports with the latest on the current team's progress as the team is back on campus and summer workouts have begun.
THE FINE PRINT: Premium Access FREE trial until fall football camp (08.10.21). (Please read the terms of service. This offer can not be combined with any other offer in the Rivals network. **Your subscription will auto-renew at [$9.95 per month/$99.95 per year] until you cancel. To avoid being charged at the rate above, you must cancel before the promotion period ends. New subscribers only. You will not be charged until 08.10.21.
WHAT DO YOU GET AS A SUBSCRIBER?
ALL OF OUR CONTENT - We update the site with multiple content items on a daily basis. Some are free to the public, others (the best stuff) are premium. As a subscriber, you never have to worry about hitting "the paywall" and not being able to view a story you really want to see. You get everything, all the time. During football season that can be as many as 50 content items a week on the front page alone! Plus, you can rest assured that our stuff is quality, with a good portion of it unique content you're not going to find anywhere else.
ACCESS TO THE INSIDERS FORUM - Ask our friendly staff a question and get an in-depth answer from someone that covers Gamecock athletics and recruiting full-time on a daily basis. Get insider tidbits and scoop daily, stuff that may not make the front page. Plus, you can discuss the latest happenings with your fellow fans, celebrate victories, and commiserate in defeat.
SPECIAL FEATURES SUCH AS...
THE INSIDER REPORT - One of our biggest hits among subscribers, this is Chris Clark's semi-regular report that dives deeper into lets you know the latest happenings in Gamecock football and recruiting.
CAROLINA CONFIDENTIAL - From Wes Mitchell, another semi-regular feature that takes you behind the scenes of what's happening in the football program. Compelling and original content and one of our most popular features on the website!
INSIDE THE CLASS - We give our subscribers a peek behind the curtain throughout each and every Gamecock football recruiting cycle. Once the dust settles, it gets even better. Each year, after the class is complete, we publish our multi-part "Inside the Class" feature that goes even deeper with never-before-heard stories and tales from the trail. We'll address rumors, hit on near-misses, discuss how Carolina landed certain players, and much more. This past cycle's edition had five parts!
PLUS MUCH MORE!
Oh, another side note here. Our normal annual membership fee is just $99.95, which comes out to just 27 cents a day for the best Gamecocks coverage around.
Aside from our publisher, Brian Shoemaker, GamecockCentral.com employs three writers/reporters who enjoy running down and reporting the news for you daily, plus interacting with you on The Insiders Forum. All four are USC graduates.
Shoe, as we call him, leads the day to day operations and is the site's sole owner. Not bad for a guy who failed his first computer class in college, huh?
Chris was a poli-sci major with aspirations of being a lawyer one day. He started writing about Gamecock football and recruiting in college, not long after poring over highlight tapes of Carlos Thomas and the late OJ Murdock during the 2005 recruiting cycle. It was more of a side hobby, too, until Shoe gave him a dream opportunity to do it for a living, full-time, in 2009.
We recruited Wes to join our team in 2014, and he arrived with a reputation of being well-liked and well-connected, which he's lived up to and more. Wes works closely with Chris to produce insider knowledge on football and recruiting and does dynamite work.
Collyn is our youngest and got his start as an intern for GamecockCentral.com while in college. We liked him so much that we decided to keep him around after he graduated. He seems to be all over the place and produces a ton of informative and quality content on a daily basis.
We also have many part time staffers, including Chris Wellbaum, who takes the lead on our coverage of Dawn Staley's championship women's basketball program (and supplements other sports coverage), photographers Chris Gillespie, Katie Dugan, Montez Aiken, and CJ Driggers, plus stats analyst/football writer Will Helms.