DB Marlon Character of Northwest Mississippi Junior College was one of four USC commitments who did not sign in December. Sunday night, Character said he won’t be signing with the Gamecocks at all.
“I won’t sign with them,” Character said. “I currently have no offers. They (USC) pulled out.”
Character further explained that the Gamecocks pulled his offer because he wasn’t able to graduate in December and enroll in January. When he committed in August, he said it was with the understanding he would have to graduate in December for the offer to be good.
Character said he’s not talked to any other schools at this point and he is back at Northwest for this semester.
Character has had a long relationship with the Gamecocks and Muschamp. He originally committed to USC while in high school in Atlanta but later signed with Auburn while Muschamp was there as defensive coordinator. He redshirted his freshman season of 2016 then decided to transfer and reconnected with Muschamp and Travaris Robinson at USC.
Another of the unsigned USC commitments, WR Ronnie Jamison, said Sunday night he is returning to Highlands JC, KS to finish up some classes this semester and as of now he he is planning to sign with the Gamecocks next month. But he said he might be taking some other visits this month though nothing has been set up. He’s not yet taken his official with USC.