Defensive end Cliff Matthews will not participate in the 86th East-West Shrine Game, the senior captain told South Carolina.
That is despite published reports and information distributed by the Shrine Bowl saying Matthews would be part of the game.
Matthews indicated to USC that he was flattered to be invited to the game, he has elected to do focus on school work and preparing for the NFL Combine and subsequent Pro Day in Columbia.
Patrick DiMarco told GoGamecocks that he will participate in the East-West Shrine Game.
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The Shrine game will be held Jan. 22, 2011 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., kicking off at 4 p.m. ET.