Junior college cornerback Jamarcus King won’t enroll at South Carolina in January as planned.
King signed a national letter of intent with the Gamecocks last month and now intends to enroll at USC this summer.
The decision is believed to be academics-related. Ulric Jones signed with USC a year ago and then had to return to junior college to complete some additional schoolwork.
King is a four-star prospect and the top junior college cornerback in the country, according to ESPN and Rivals.com. He also is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports and is considered the No. 16 JUCO prospect in the country.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder took an official visit to USC in December. The Alabama native chose South Carolina over Auburn and Arkansas. He also had offers from Tennessee, Baylor and several others.
King attended Coffeyville Community College in Kansas and is a native of Eight Mile, Ala.
He earned all-conference honors this season after totaling 37 tackles with six tackles for loss, three interceptions and 10 passes defended.