Dakereon Joyner ends any transfer speculation, reaffirms his status at South Carolina
In today’s era of college football, you almost have to assume a player is going to leave their school once things get tough or they drop a spot on the depth chart.
That may be the case for many college football players these days but it isn’t the case for Dakereon Joyner.
The former four-star signee from Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston signed with the Gamecocks after being rated as the nation’s No. 9 dual-threat signal-caller in the 2018 recruiting cycle. However, after Ryan Hilinski enrolled in Columbia this time last year, Joyner got passed up on South Carolina’s depth chart in the spring and Joyner split his time last fall between quarterback and receiver.
Now, with Will Muschamp deciding to bring in offensive coordinator Mike Bobo to run the Gamecock offense, many were wondering how well Joyner fits into that offensive system. That issue is compounded by the fact South Carolina added graduate transfer quarterback Collin Hill to the roster this offseason.
Despite all the adversity in his way, there’s no doubt where Joyner’s loyalty rests as the South Carolina native ended all the speculation regarding his status with the program heading into the offseason.
Joyner issued the following video reaffirming his level of commitment to helping the Gamecocks bounce back from last season’s poor results on the gridiron.
Confidence thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. When GOD says it's SHOWTIME, there isn't a single person that can say CUT. I was never taught to quit something I started! pic.twitter.com/AKqAUifWTw
— Kereon Joyner (@Cant_StopCinco) January 7, 2020
In his two seasons in Columbia, Joyner has thrown for 169 yards, rushed for 131 yards and caught six passes for 46 yards. He has one touchdown, with came on a rush attempt against Charleston Southern last season.