Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier said on Tuesday that Coastal Carolina wide receiver Matt Hazel could "play for probably anybody in the SEC" and that he's a "real good player."
The former North Augusta Yellow Jacket has certainly proven himself at the FCS level. Last week, he became the Chanticleers all time leading receiver with 162 in his career. He broke current Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson's record. In this, his senior season, Hazel leads the Chanticleers with 49 catches for 734 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Hazel will look to show the Gamecocks and all the other SEC schools what they missed out on when Coastal Carolina takes on USC this Saturday. It's a 1:00 kickoff in Columbia. Steve Spurrier is 47-0 against teams outside the BCS in his 24 years coaching.
Coastal Carolina has 3 other former CSRA players on their roster: Andrew Allen, Sr. DE (Aiken); Brett Johnson, Jr. LB (North Augusta); Leroy Cummings, Jr. DL (Thomson).
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