Zacch Pickens was a 5-star defensive end at TL Hanna when he committed to USC the night of his spring game in May of 2019. But with his big frame, Gamecock coach Will Muschamp envisioned a sleek, 300 pound run-stuffer in the middle of the defensive line, and that’s where Pickens played as a freshman. He totaled 16 tackles and earned Freshman All-SEC honors by the coaches.
Pickens made his first appearance before the media Wednesday morning during an off day from spring practice. Among other Gamecock defensive players to meet the media were LB Ernest Jones, CB Israel Mukuamu and CB Jaycee Horn.