2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2015 Most Improved Freshman of the Spring - Offense
Fourth-year junior who provides depth at the quaterback position... expected to be at full strength this season after missing the entire 2016 campaign with a shoulder injury... considered more a traditional dropback passer.
2016: Missed the entire season after undergoing labrum surgery in the summer on his left (non-throwing) shoulder... suffered the injury working out at his home in May... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2015: Backup quarterback who saw action in one contest... got in late in the LSU contest... completed his only pass for nine yards... also ran once for no yards... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... considered the Most Improved Freshman on the offensive side of the ball in the spring by the Gamecock coaching staff.
2014: Redshirted as a true freshman... worked with the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Frank Hall at Fleming Island (Fla.) High School... led the Golden Eagles to a 10-1 record as a senior while throwing 28 touchdowns and only two picks... earned a spot on the A.P. All-State team... as a junior, completed 101-of-156 passes for 1,553 yards and 18 TDs in his first year as a starter, earning honorable mention all-state honors... team logged a 7-3 record... Rivals.com considered him a three-star prospect while Scout.com gave him a two-star rating... rated a two-star prospect, the 277th-best player in the state, and the 84th-best pro-style quarterback in the nation, according to 247Sports.com... ESPN considered him a three-star prospect, the 66th-best pocket-passing quarterback in the nation and the 239th-best player in the state... ranked by PrepStar as a three-star prospect and an All-Southeast Region pick... selected Carolina over an offer from UAB.
PERSONAL: Michael Anthony Scarnecchia was born July 25, 1995... uncle, Sam Scarnecchia, played football at Miami (Fla.)... was a member of the National Honor Society... interested in a degree in finance.