- After transferring to South Carolina, Spencer Rattler is hoping that this is the year he can really make a name for himself.
- As he gears up for his first (and only) season in Columbia, he is putting in work.
- He dropped a dime over the weekend that looks particularly promising.
Spencer Rattler’s college career did not go as he had planned through his first three years. Now that the former five-star recruit is at South Carolina, he is hoping to get things back on track with an incredible year that sets him up for the NFL.
In Rattler’s first year as the starter for Oklahoma, he went 9-2 in 11 games, completed 67.5% of his passes for 3,031 yards and 28 touchdowns, and led the Sooners to a Cotton Bowl win over Florida. In year two, despite being benched for Caleb Williams midway through the year, Rattler completed nearly 75% of his passes for 1,483 yards and 11 touchdowns in six games.
Although he has received a lot of criticism, it’s hard to scoff at his box score numbers. Now, in 2022, Rattler is hopeful that the statistical success will translate to wins on the field.
By all accounts, he is well on his way. Rattler has already put on a good bit of weight, his best throw during the Gamecocks’ spring game makes it hard not to buy the hype, and his teammates have made it very clear that he is not easy to defend.
Now that spring practice and the semester are over, Rattler has been working with his private coach Mike Giovando. The two have worked together since the 21-year-old quarterback was in middle school.
South Carolina qbs @SpencerRattler and @jalendaniels_ with BYU Qb @_nickbilloups thanks to @EliteUtraining for letting us workout at the new facility @elev8academy @quarterbackmag pic.twitter.com/HFkergfUvF
— Mike Giovando (@Elev8QBacademy) July 6, 2022
In a new video from his most recent workout session, Spencer Rattler’s arm was on full display.
Although throwing against air doesn’t really mean anything, he dropped an absolutely beautiful deep ball right into the outstretched arms of his receiver.
— Famously Garnet Sports (@FamouslyGarnet) July 5, 2022
In addition, although the video came from about six months ago, one of his sports performance coaches posted video from their workouts during the offseason on Tuesday. Rattler’s footwork looks precise, definitive and smooth.
— Training HAUS (@thetrainingHAUS) July 5, 2022
There is a long way to go before Rattler’s name returns to the Heisman Trophy conversation. However, he is putting in the work.
Here is how South Carolina’s schedule shapes up this fall:
- Georgia State
- at Arkansas
- South Carolina State
- at Kentucky
- Texas A&M
- at Vanderbilt
- at Florida
- at Clemson
Chalking up Georgia State, Charlotte, South Carolina State, Missouri and Vanderbilt as wins, the Gamecocks are only two wins away from bowl eligibility and three wins away from improving upon their record from last season. Will Rattler be the difference?