Wyatt Campbell is making progress after meniscus surgery last month and should be ready for South Carolina spring football practice.
The Lugoff-Elgin offensive lineman, who signed with South Carolina on Wednesday, said he has been cleared to begin lifting and other activities except for running.
“I am going to start building my muscle back up and to start working out, getting my leg right, healed up and ready to go,” Campbell said. “I am excited to go play for USC and it is a blessing. I worked hard to get to this point and ready to begin the next chapter.”
Campbell was one of two L-E signees as teammate Malik Harkness signed with Charlotte. Harkness also will enroll in January.
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Campbell, 6-foot-7, 290 pounds, suffered the injury in August during a scrimmage against Blythewood but played most of the season. But after meeting with USC doctors in late October, an MRI revealed more damage to the cartilage of his left knee and he was advised to shut it down.
Campbell missed the Demons’ two playoff games and didn’t play in the Shrine Bowl.
The three-star prospect was torn about having surgery earlier in the season but didn’t want to miss the chance of playing his senior year with his teammates.
“I wish I could have gone to USC at 100 percent, but then again playing with my brothers at Lugoff-Elgin, I had to finish off my senior year,” Campbell said.