It’s going to be a busy weekend for A.J. Cann.
The offensive lineman from Bamberg-Ehrhardt is set to graduate Friday evening. Shortly after he flips the tassel on his graduation cap, Cann will be packing up and moving to Columbia for the start of summer school next week.
While Cann and seven other signees will get a jump-start on their books (and biceps) by attending the first session of summer school, other members of the Gamecocks’ Class of 2010 will be working to try to make it to campus by the fall.
Greenwood defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles is one of several signees who are slated to take a standardized test (either the ACT, SAT or both) again when they are offered in June. Buddy Quarles, the ex-Gamecock and Kelcy’s father, said his son has had a good final semester at Greenwood High.
Buddy Quarles said he believes Kelcy should be eligible based on his current GPA and test score, but USC coaches encouraged him to take the test again. Meanwhile, the 6-foot-3 Quarles has added about 20 pounds, according to his dad.
Quarles is up to 285 and could move from defensive end to defensive tackle, where the Gamecocks have some depth issues after starters Ladi Ajiboye and Travian Robertson and key backup Melvin Ingram.
Defensive back Brison Williams of Warner Robins, Ga., also is re-taking the test and will not enroll until July, at the earliest. Cadarious Sanders, another D-back from Georgia, also is taking the test in June.
As for the rest of the Class of 2010, here’s a quick update:
Enrolled in January QB Connor Shaw, LB Qua Gilchrist, FB Matt Coffee
Enrolling for Summer I Cann, OL Tramell Williams, OL Ronald Patrick, RB Marcus Lattimore, QB Dylan Thompson, WR Nick Jones, DB Sharrod Golightly, TE Corey Simmons
Not expected to qualify Javon Bell, WR, Jacksonville, Fla. – USC coaches have known Bell was a longshot to qualify since taking him on Signing Day after WR Sean Tapley de-committed and signed with North Carolina.
On the bubble Offensive linemen Du’Von Millsap and Corey Robinson – On Signing Day, Steve Spurrier mentioned Robinson as a redshirt candidate.
Victor Hampton, DB, Darlington – Hampton was expelled from Darlington High for bringing liquor to school in February, two days after Signing Day. He was re-assigned to an alternative school in Darlington, his fifth school in four years. In the wake of the diploma mill controversy a few years ago, the SEC asked its schools to red-flag the transcripts of any player attending multiple schools in a short time frame.
While final high school grades are still being processed and, as mentioned, some signees have pending standardized tests, the rest of the incoming freshmen are expected to qualify. If so, many likely will enroll in July for the second session of summer school.
Read more: http://blogs.thestateonline.net/jperson/2010/05/25/update-on-usc-signees/#ixzz0oyeNEKJ4