Josh Kendall

Gamecocks get good news on top corner signee Cam Smith

Cam Smith, a four-star cornerback from Blythewood, has been cleared by the NCAA to join South Carolina’s football team, Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday night.

Muschamp was speaking at the first Gamecock Club Spurs Up Tour speaking event of the season prior to the USC baseball game against Charleston Southern at SRP Park.

That leaves only one signee from the class of 2019 who has yet to be cleared to join the team, three-star wide receiver Tyquan Johnson of Fork Union Military Academy.

In other roster news, Muschamp confirmed that cornerback Zay Brown has decided to transfer, and Muschamp said he will help him with that process.

“Zay Brown wants to have an opportunity to play somewhere else,” Muschamp said. “We support Zay. He’s been a great teammate and a great young man.”

Muschamp is “extremely optimistic” that senior linebacker Eldridge Thompson will be awarded an additional year of eligibility this year by the NCAA due to the injury that cost him most of the 2018 season.

The team still is awaiting clearance for freshman offensive lineman Max Iyama from an undisclosed medical condition, Muschamp said.