Posted: 8:53 am Friday, July 11th, 2014

More than 1/3 of South Carolina’s football signees waiting to qualify 

By Michael Carvell

Steve Spurrier (AP)

Steve Spurrier (AP)

More than a third of South Carolina’s 2014 football recruiting class is in jeopardy of not qualifying academically.

South Carolina signed 21 players last February, and eight members have yet to enroll at the SEC school, assistant Steve Spurrier Jr. told The State’s Josh Kendall. 

The start of football practice is only a few weeks away.

Several of the endangered signees are from the Atlanta area, including M.L. King High School cornerback Wesley Green. He’s one of three cornerbacks waiting to get through admissions.

“We would like to hope that least two out of three (cornerbacks) are going to make it,” Spurrier told The State. “That’s a pretty critical area for our 2014 season getting those guys here.”

Former North Gwinnett High School defensive end Dante Sawyer announced two weeks after signing day that he wasn’t going to make it. Sawyer went ahead and graduated with his GED; he reported to a junior college in February with the hopes of transferring to South Carolina in time for the 2015 season.

Defensive end Jhuastin Thomas has signed with South Carolina twice, out of Columbia High School and junior college. His chances of playing for the Gamecocks “appear to be done” after not qualifying again.

Final decisions for all eight players will be made within the next few weeks.

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234 comments

What is the latest and greatest on this story?  How many are in and how many are out?  

delane1212
delane1212

UPDATE  as of right now......1 did get in so it is exactly 1/3 not more than 1/3.  3 will not get in and 1 will never go to SC,  SC is in need of cornerbacks and 2 of 4 are enrolled and the other two are waiting.  Dexter Widman is almost 100% in.  Word on him is early this week.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Oops, forgot one of my favs, Joe Kapp. Meanest QB to ever play in the NFL.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

I forgot Earl Morrell, he is worth mentioning, as is Dandy Don Meredith. As Bob Hope would say "Thanks for the Memories"

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Come on DawgInCO, let's stroll down memory lane. How about Roman Gabrial? Daryl Lamonica? Sonny Juergenson? Tell me more.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Where is Mr. Knowledge at? Please tell me more about SS. lol

delane1212
delane1212

SC is @ #2 in rivals recruiting now. Last year. SC knew 5 players would not qualify. 3 will qualify. Because of hotel gate and Wesley Saunders, SC has 82 scholarships .  SC planned to place or red shirts players. 

As a side note, SC is the #1 international business school in the world.  Nursing and other courses rank high.  SC has many poor counties and our black population is not up to the national average.  Still, SC is educating all it's non-engineers  and minorities.  That makes me prouder than the 3 straight 11 win seasons. 


HotDawg
HotDawg

Bad sign for Spurrier, on top of that, UGA may not have any players suspended against SC this year. What's Spurrier to do when he can't "count on" that ( as he has said).?

DawgNole
DawgNole

@gtcaryd

It's Roman Gabriel.

It's Sonny Jurgensen.

It's Daryle Lamonica.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@delane1212 

#1 international business school in the world???  In what rankings does SC come above Harvard, Wharton, IMD, Fuqua, Kellogg, Sloan, Judge and LSE (just to mention a few slightly better known ones)?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@HotDawg He has beat yall 3 out of 4 years, i bet he's not to worried.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgNole @gtcaryd That's what i said, i just didn't spell it right. Don't have any idea how old you are but the Raiders had a back-up QB that also kicked field goals and i can't remember his name. He was a great player.

DawginCO
DawginCO

@gtcaryd  Do you know anything about Spurrier's history with Georgia?  No he doesn't worry, he obsesses over Georgia.  He hates losing to Georgia more than anything.  Why?  Because Georgia cost him an opportunity to win Florida's first SEC title ever and maybe a national championship in 1966.  Georgia's defense intercepted him twice in that game, doubling his total for the year.

No he isn't worried.  He just spends an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out how to make Georgia continue to pay for that.  And if you don't believe me, go back and look at his quotes and his demeanor during games.  His whole season is about beating Georgia.

Armydawg
Armydawg

@gtcaryd @HotDawg And UGA has beat yall, wait, let me count........still counting,  still counting.........10 of 11?  May be off a bit but there are a lot of games to count.

forexbomb
forexbomb

@DawginCO @gtcaryd LOL, now that's funny... Spurrier is not fixated on UGA...  UGA is kinda like we(GT) are to Richt.... Irrelevant at best.... Spurrier wants to win the SEC, and then a MNC, which would be something to be able to bring to a place like SC....  He is a helluva coach!  Period...

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawginCO @gtcaryd Payback is hell, he was one of my childhood idols. Him and Fran Tarkenton, buit thanks anyways Mr. Knowledge.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawginCO I had a Steve Spurrier signatire football when i was 8. Thanks for filling me in stupid.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Armydawg @gtcaryd @HotDawg I don't recall saying anything about GT beating yall 3 out of 4. I am a Spurrier fan, OK      You heard anything about Kieth Marshall getting caught with weed?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgNole @gtcaryd Nole, its been in the nieghborhood of 40-45 years since i have seen there names spelled, it is an act of god almighty that i remembered their names. Christ give me a break.

DawginCO
DawginCO

@gtcaryd  Ha, we'll see about that.  And he does obsess.  You are a fanboy so you will say anything to defend your idol.  I am not the only one that has said this.  Bulldog fans that have some knowledge of history can tell you that it is the truth.  But you go on believing what ever you like.  Far be it from me to mess with someone;s idol.

OGTripleOG
OGTripleOG

@gtcaryd Keith Marshall has nothing to do with the fact GT is the second best team college football team in Atlanta

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgNole @gtcaryd Never thought you were the petty type, Blew that one didn't i. Well i hope you got your jollys giving me my grammer lesson tonight. Thank you Mrs. Landers!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgNole @gtcaryd Why did you spell dog wrong? You really should learn to practice what you preach. Should be DogNole. If i can spell it right why can't you.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@gtcaryd @DawgNole

That's my blog handle; it's not a word. Just like gtcaryd is not a word. No misspelling involved here--on either side.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgNole @gtcaryd @HotDawg No, i don't have to. because you and me both know he owns the mutts. Always has and always will. Going into the HOF as a player (Heisman Trophy winner) named after a historic coach, And a coach who has actually won something unlike preacher man. He will never win anything of significance. Maybe another Fulmer.

awreed79
awreed79

@gtcaryd So SEC championships are insignificant?  Maybe in a gnat's world.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@gtcaryd @DawgNole @HotDawg

No, you don't HAVE to, but if you post lies--"like all but 2 games at (not "a") UF"--I will call you on it. Especially when you're talking about SS, an alum and supporter of one of the most despised athletic programs in the country.

Like I said, he's lost 10 games (not two) to UGA as a player and coach--including five of the last nine. Don't make him out to be something he's not.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@gtcaryd @DawgNole

I already have. He didn't win all but two games vs UGA while at uf. Far from it.

Just quit spewing crap, do your research, and post the truth.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@gtcaryd @DawgNole @HotDawg

Actually, he's not in the Hall of Fame as a coach--anymore than he won all but 2 games vs UGA while at fla. Quit making stuff up. 

DawgNole
DawgNole

@gtcaryd @DawgNole

And despite that, his alma mater STILL trails UGA by double-digits in the all-time series. THAT's "owning" them.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgNole He didn't just beat them, he beat the snot out of them.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgNole @gtcaryd @HotDawg Your dumber than 350, he can't go in until he retires. Do you think he won't get in a s a coach? Because i will take that bet.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@gtcaryd @DawgNole @HotDawg

Nope, Bowden had a winning record against him. Again, your credibility is becoming more and more questionable. Sounds like speeding up the process, too, with your whining and name-calling.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DawgNole Gotta go to bed, you want to carry on i will be up in a few. Hope you don't have any nightmares about SS tearing those mutts up.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@gtcaryd @DawgNole @HotDawg 

You said he was already in--ANOTHER lie.

When you can't back up your claims with fact, post insults. Did you learn that from 350?


OGTripleOG
OGTripleOG

@gtcaryd Steven Spurrier scares no dawg, and you should really worried about Coach Mark Richt putting a hurting on the Yellow Jackets again