Na’Ty Rodgers is no longer on the South Carolina football team.
“Back to square one,” Rodgers tweeted on Thursday.
Rodgers, a former four-star recruit from Maryland, started his USC career on the offensive line. The redshirt freshman didn’t travel to the Kentucky game Oct. 4 due to a violation of team rules. He also did not dress for the Nov. 1 home loss to Tennessee.
Steve Spurrier announced Nov. 2 that Rodgers would transfer, but he rejoined the team the next day. The reinstatement to the Gamecocks and a move to the defensive line lasted about two weeks.
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“He had some problems with some team policies and so forth,” Steve Spurrier said earlier this month.
USC director of athletics media relations Steve Fink confirmed Rodgers’ departure.
Rodgers was an Under Armour All-American and one of the highest-rated signees in 2013. Rodgers finished No. 181 in the final Rivals250 for the class of 2013, making him the third-highest prospect in USC’s class behind linebacker Larenz Bryant and defensive tackle Kelsey Griffin.
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