Defensive end Kalan Ritchie of Georgia Military College will not be brought in by the new South Carolina staff, his coach said Monday morning.
Ritchie (6-6, 210) signed with the Gamecocks in 2014 out of Goose Creek High and remained committed through the coaching transition. GMC coach Bert Williams said they were informed late last week by the Gamecocks that Ritchie would not be part of their 2016 class.
“We understand the decision and it was handled appropriately with ample time to react,” Williams said. “No issues with us. He has a good bit of interest outside the SEC. We will know more in a few days.”
This past season Ritchie had 21 tackles with seven tackles for loss and three sacks.