Steve Spurrier isn’t known for having patience with quarterbacks. He’s giving the keys to the car to a quarterback who’s shown patience uncommon for many college athletes.
Dylan Thompson has been a career back for the Gamecocks but has hung around without much though to transferring.
“A lot of guys I talk to, when they first get that feeling they start looking. I never experienced that. I think this is the place where God wants me, and it’s been great to get to know people,” Thompson said.
Only a two-star prospect coming out of Boiling Springs, S.C., Thompson has spent most of his career as Connor Shaw’s backup.
That doens’t mean he hasn’t gotten in games. He redshirted as a freshman and has appeared in 28 games over the last three years including three starts in which he’s gone 3-0.
“We believe he’s a very good player and has a chance to lead us to a big season. He’s a fifth-year player. He’s been to all the big games. He’s ready to go. He’s got to pack his college career into one season, and he’s the kind of young man that wants to make the most of it,” Spurrier said.