South Carolina will be back at nearly full strength Saturday when it welcomes No. 22 Georgia to Williams-Brice Stadium.
Starting cornerback Chris Culliver and starting offensive lineman Jarriel King both have been reinstated and are eligible to play for the No. 24 Gamecocks for Saturday’s game, which will kick off at 12 p.m.
That leaves only tight end Weslye Saunders, who is serving a team suspension, sitting out for reasons other than injury.
Culliver and King both missed the Gamecocks’ season-opener against Southern Miss last week. Culliver had to address issues regarding an insurance policy he purchased to protect his professional football potential, and King was dealing with issues regarding his stay at the Whitney Hotel.
Culliver was a second-team All-SEC selection last year, when he played free safety. He is listed as a starting cornerback headed into Saturday’s game but could see some action at safety with starting spur Antonio Allen not expected to play due to a hamstring injury. Starting linebacker Shaq Wilson also is out due to a hamstring injury.
King was projected to be the Gamecocks’ starting left tackle entering the season, but Kyle Nunn took his place last week. It’s unclear if King or Nunn will start on the left side when the Gamecocks take on the Bulldogs.
Head coach Steve Spurrier could not be reached for comment after news of the reinstatements was released by the school.