USC RB commitment Marshawn Lloyd was quoted earlier this month at The Opening saying Georgia was still coming hard after him and he planned to visit Athens for the Notre Dame game. But Lloyd walked back some of those comments in a Thursday story written by Adam Friedman of Rivals. Lloyd acknowledged the talk of him visiting Georgia and Penn State, and he told Friedman, “I want to be in 100 percent with South Carolina.” Lloyd added that he’s not going on many visits and he doesn’t have any planned at this point. Lloyd did say in the article that Georgia is the other school he hears the most from besides USC, and Bulldogs running backs coach Dell McGee is staying on him.
Former Tennessee forward DJ Burns announced on Twitter Thursday he is transferring to Winthrop. Burns, a Rock Hill native, redshirted as a freshman last season with the Vols. He will have to sit out this coming season with the Eagles unless granted a waiver by the NCAA. Burns was one of the state’s top prospects for the 2019 class but reclassified for 2018. He signed with the Vols over USC, Virginia, Georgia, Auburn and others.