USC Gamecocks Football

October 25, 2013

J.P. Vonashek leaves the Gamecocks

True freshman offensive lineman J.P. Vonashek has left the South Carolina football team.

True freshman offensive lineman J.P. Vonashek has left the South Carolina football team.

South Carolina on Friday morning confirmed Vonashek's departure.

Vonashek (6-foot-6, 283 pounds) of Saint Marys, Ga., was not listed on the Gamecocks' latest two-deep roster after being Brandon Shell's backup earlier in the season at right tackle.

Vonashek - the J.P. stands for James Patrick - was a three-star prospect, according to 247Sports' Composite rankings, which factor in all networks. He signed with the Gamecocks over offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Ohio State, Florida State and Georgia.

He played a limited role late in Camden County High's season as he recovered from torn shoulder ligaments.

Vonashek was one of five offensive linemen in South Carolina's 2013 class.

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