Sophomore Lorenzo Nunez, who made the switch from quarterback to wide receiver during the offseason, could be on track for a redshirt season.
That decision depends largely on whether or not the Gamecocks stay healthy at the receiver position this season, coach Will Muschamp said Thursday night on his weekly call-in show.
Nunez was signed as a four-star quarterback prospect last year and started two games last fall, throwing for 376 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions while rushing for 375 yards. He began spring practice firmly in the competition at quarterback, but suffered a hyper-extended knee during the fourth practice and didn’t return to the field before the spring game.
In the offseason, he was approached by offensive coordinator Kurt Roper and wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon about moving to wide receiver. He has yet to crack the two-deep this season at any of USC’s receiver spots.
News and notes from Muschamp’s call-in show: