South Carolina Quarterback spencer ratter is just months away from dressing in garnet and black as the Gamecocks kick off the 2022 season against Georgia State at Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 3.
Rattler will have a lot to prove in 2022 after his 2021 season didn’t go to plan. However, Rattler will be making a fresh start with the Gamecocks following his transfer in December.
On Monday, Cover 3 Podcast discussed many of the quarterbacks who will take the field in 2022. In the podcast, CBS Sports’ Chip Patterson had this to say about Rattler.
“We have to wait to see it,” Patterson said. “The optimistic speech I gave here earlier is, spencer ratter played his best football when Shane Beamer was part of Oklahoma’s offensive staff. If anyone believes in him, and if anyone can potentially help Spencer Rattler harness that, I’d expect it to be Shane Beamer.
CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli also gave a positive view of what Rattler can bring to the table for the Gamecocks in 2022.
“I think he’s probably still going to be pretty good in South Carolina,” Fornelli said. “Maybe he won’t be a Heisman winner. Maybe he won’t be a first draft pick or a first-round pick. But I still think he has the talent base to be a first-round pick. He might be the best quarterback in the SEC, who knows.
At Rattler’s first press conference as Gamecock on March 2, he said he learned a lot about himself during his three years at Norman.
“I learned that I can accomplish a lot of great things with great guys around me,” Rattler said. “I had a great team in Oklahoma during my three years there. I learned a lot about my leadership skills. I feel like I’ve made progress in this area. I learned that I could fight the adversity that came my way. God gave me the talent to do my thing on the pitch and help the team I’m on. Glad to have landed on my feet in Columbia, SC and can’t wait to get this ball rolling.
Rattler said he’s excited about the weapons he and the South Carolina offense will take to the field with in 2022.
“At least two regular guys on the court at a time,” Rattler said in a press conference after the spring game. “There are times when we’ll have four regular guys on the pitch, and one of them is a big tight end. The running backs can catch up. We’re really deep in our skill positions. It makes it easier for me to task. Just put the ball in their hands and they’ll play. I know you’ve seen some of that tonight.
Rattler’s quarterback private coach, Mike Giovando, has worked with many talented quarterbacks and believes Rattler is one of the best he has coached.
“He’s one of the best, there’s no doubt about it,” Giovando said in an interview with TheBigSpur on May 24. , tear it when it needs to be torn, and feather it when it needs to be plucked in there. Understand how each throw should be depending on the situation. He is one of the best I have seen. If not the best I’ve had, top 2. Spencer is one of the elites for sure.