More than 75,000 fans will cram into Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 2 for the University of South Carolina's first home football game against Southern Mississippi.
None of them will be closer to the action than Thomas Heyward Academy graduate Jacob Baker.
As a member of the Gamecocks' scout team, Baker will be on the sidelines, waiting for an opportunity to one day take the field.
Coach Steve Spurrier probably won't call his number that day. In fact, Baker might not play all season. And there's not likely to be a $1 million signing bonus or NFL career at the end of this rainbow.
That's OK with him.
Baker isn't doing this for fame or fortune. He's doing it for himself, realizing his lifelong dream of being a member of USC's football team. He's also doing it for his older brother Justin, who died last year at the age of 25.
This is exactly what Justin wanted -- Jacob is officially a Gamecock.