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Stepp and Gray give updates on wide receivers and defensive backs in spring practice

COLUMBIA, SC --- Nine practices remain until South Carolina will take to the gridiron at Williams Brice Stadium for their annual Garnet and Black Spring Game, and today wide receiver coach Justin Stepp and defensive back coach Torrian Gray spoke to the media on each of their first few weeks as Gamecocks.

Stepp, a Columbia native, began the press conference by describing his emotions after the first few weeks of coaching at his hometown university.

“To be here is a dream come true…there is not a luckier guy in the country than Justin Stepp,” said Stepp.

Stepp also had high words of praise for junior wide receiver Dakereon Joyner, commending both his coachability and attitude.

“He’s a positive guy... he leads our group anytime he walks into a room,” said Stepp.

When asked about working with the offense,led by first-year offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Marcus Satterfield, Stepp pointed out how well players have picked up on the new offense.

On the defensive side of the ball, Gray discussed the improvements that he would like to see the defensive backs make as practice continues.

“If we can finish spring ball and have a toughness and a swagger about ourselves, I’d say we accomplished something," said Gray.

South Carolina will host their annual Garnet and Black Spring Game on April 24, 2021 at 2 p.m.

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