Most of South Carolina’s 2018 signing class enrolled in time to participate in spring practice, but there are nine Gamecocks who have yet to arrive on campus.
South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday night that he expects all of them to fully qualify academically but added that some may not be able to enroll until the second session of summer school. Jesus Gibbs, a lineman from Dumfries, Va., is one who may be delayed, Muschamp said, because his high school has a late graduation date.
“Some (high) schools are not as forgiving in terms of letting them leave school early and then come back for graduation,” Muschamp said.
Gibbs, defensive lineman Jabari Ellis, defensive back Jonathan Gipson, offensive lineman Jovaughn Gwyn, defensive back Jaycee Horn, wide receiver Tyquan Johnson, defensive lineman Rick Sandidge, wide receiver Josh Vann and offensive lineman Dylan Wonnum all are expected to join the team during one of the university’s two summer sessions.
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“I do not have any concerns” that they will all qualify, Muschamp said before addressing the Florence County Gamecock Club. “We may have a couple guys who won’t get in summer one just because of the timetable.”