Gamecocks offer 2024 OL Noel Portnjagin from Germany


The South Carolina Gamecocks have offered 2024 offensive lineman Noel Portnjagin. He plays for the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns in Germany.

“After a great camp and a great conversation with @CoachTeasley I am excited to announce that I’ve received a D1 scholarship offer from @GamecockFB,” he tweeted.

Portnjagin stands at 6’5″ with a 6’7″ wingspan. He weighs 320 pounds.

Europe’s Elite wrote the following evaluation:

“Noel is an absolute lock at the guard spot, he possesses elite explosiveness on the line of scrimmage that a very small percentage of players can compete with. The separation he creates with his first contact makes the pocket much bigger and freer for the run/pass game. The technique of his blocking is very solid, the hands are strong and engaged at the point of attack, the elbows allow him to be as explosive as he is, and he’s more than capable of pulling the line to effect outside the tackles.”

Portnjagin has also received offers from Auburn, Florida, and Liberty.

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