Stephen Davis Jr. will be a Gamecock after all.
The former Dutch Fork standout will enroll at USC for its second summer session June 26 and intends to play for the football team, his father Stephen Davis Sr. told The State. He will have sit out next year because of NCAA rules after transferring from Auburn.
He also will walk on for the 2017-18 academic year, Davis Sr. said, because Auburn blocked him from being on scholarship this year at an SEC school or Clemson.
Current USC head coach Will Muschamp and assistant Tavaris Robinson recruited Davis when they were at Auburn. Davis visited USC in high school and expressed interest to be a Gamecock before he chose Auburn.
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Davis Jr. redshirted last year at Auburn after he continued to rehab his torn ACL he suffered against Dorman during his senior season at Dutch Fork. But Tigers coach Gus Malzhan announced in February that Davis was no longer with football program.
The 6-foot-4, 207-pounder played on the defensive side of the ball for most of his career at Dutch Fork but was moved to running back early in his senior season. Davis rushed for 204 yards and had seven total touchdowns a week before his season-ending injury.
247Sports had Davis as the No. 7 ranked prospect in South Carolina and a three-star recruit when he came out of high school.