Defensive end Cecil Stallings out of Tucker High School in Atlanta will not sign with South Carolina, his high school coach Bryan Lamar told The State on Friday.
Stallings committed to USC in July but did not hear a lot from the Gamecocks’ new coaching staff. He took an official visit to Mississippi State the weekend of Jan. 15.
Lamar said Stallings has not decided for sure where he will sign, but he should have a better idea after this weekend.
Stallings is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and a two-star prospect by Rivals.
His departure from the class was not unexpected. Stallings in December told The State that coach Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson told him they weren’t sure he’s a fit for the system the Gamecocks will run.
He joins wide receiver Tre Jackson and linebacker JaCorey Morris as committed prospects who announced in the last week that they wouldn’t sign with the Gamecocks.
South Carolina now has 22 in its 2016 class. Six from high school already enrolled in classes this month.