The South Carolina football team learned of some bad news recently as it is being reported by TheBigSpur.com and GamecockAnthem.com that Gamecocks recruit Joe Harris has been declared a non-qualifier.
Assumption is this offensive lineman is likely headed to Fork Union, which would give him a chance to enroll at South Carolina in January 2013 with five years to play four.
This latest bad news is on top of what most already know and that is defensive lineman Carlos Hood, also a USC recruit, will be heading to prep school and Jhaustin Thomas is headed to junior college.
Hate to see things like this occur but it is part of the recruiting cycle and on top of the on-the-field abilities to play at USC, you gotta have the smarts too. Let's hope these three will end up in the garnet and black at some point as all three have strong talent and could contribute.
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