DL Jaquaze Sorrells of Winter Park, FL was one of USC’s most highly acclaimed signees for the 2019 football recruiting class, a prospect the analysts projected as an immediate contributor. But academic issues got in the way of Sorrells’ path to Columbia. He did not qualify for immediate eligibility and did not enroll. But his plan was to get eligible and join the Gamecocks in January.
Apparently, Sorrells is now eligible but he won’t be coming to USC. He announced on his Twitter page Friday afternoon that he instead will enroll this January at TCU.
Sorrells originally committed to Florida but decommitted on New Year’s Eve of 2017. The Gamecocks continued to recruit him throughout the process and worked their way to the front ahead of Alabama and Penn State, all the while knowing Sorrell’s test score need to improve for him to qualify. He took official visits to his three finalists and had in home visits with the head coaches in the final weeks leading to the February signing day. Tennessee also tried to make a late run at him.
In his high school career, Sorrells totaled 178 tackles and 18 sacks. He played in the Under Armour All American Game.
Sorrells will head to TCU as former USC defensive end Shameik Blackshear is ending his one year stay with the Horned Frogs. Blackshear was a graduate transfer in the off-season. In six games this season, he has 11 tackles and half-a-sack.