Story by: Patrick M. Daniel
USC football signee Brandon Golson was denied admission by the university the State Newspaper reported. And according to a source close to Golson, he may end up playing at Arkansas. The linebacker from Calhoun County met NCAA requirements but failed to meet USC’s admission standards.
Golson will visit Arkansas this weekend after receiving his release from USC. The source said the Razorbacks are very interested in signing Golson and if he likes things on his visit, he may end up in Fayetteville. Golson also has offers from Kentucky, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan State, Wyoming and South Carolina. USC wanted him to enroll at a prep school and enroll there in January, but the source said Golson is not interested in doing that.
USC coach Steve Spurrier became furious three years ago when the university denied admission to two signees only days before preseason drills began. The school changed its admissions process for student-athletes, but still does not guarantee every NCAA eligible player will be admitted to USC.
The 6-foot-2, 204 pound former Shrine Bowl participant recorded 113 tackles and 30 sacks in less than two full seasons for Calhoun County.