Running back Master Teague III of Murfreesboro, Tenn., released his top three schools on Wednesday, and it does not include the Gamecocks.
Teague’s final group includes Georgia, Auburn and Tennessee, in no order.
The Gamecocks and lead recruiter Bobby Bentley had been heavily involved with Teague throughout the process, and at one point Teague was trending to USC in 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions. He is now forecast to pick either Auburn or Georgia.
As a junior at Blackman High, he ran for 2,031 yards and 24 touchdowns.
South Carolina has one tailback committed for the 2018 class: Deshaun Fenwick of Bradenton, Fla.