Report: Former Wisconsin RB set for transfer to South Carolina
On Monday, former Wisconsin running back Caleb Kinlaw announced his intention to walk-on at South Carolina.
Kinlaw — a native of Goose Creek — signed with Wisconsin out of high school. As a freshman, he appeared in one game, accruing 30 yards on seven carries, and one touchdown catch for five yards.
He was moved to the defensive back position midway through the 2015 season. Ultimately, he then decided to leave. Kinlaw has recently been playing at Pearl River Community College in Mississippi.
Kinlaw currently has no scholarship offers, and thus plans on joining Will Muschamp’s program initially as a non-scholarship player. He will be a member of the University — assuming he clears admissions.
He spoke about this situation with Sports Talk Radio Network:
“My plans are that at the moment. I’ve already applied and granted that I get accepted, I’ll be walking on there. When I initially decided to transfer (from Wisconsin), I always admired coach (Bobby) Bentley as a coach. In high school, Carolina was my first offer and when coach (Jay) Graham left, things changed there for me.
So, I decided to try things there again now that Bentley became the running backs coach. So, he and I began to speak and interest grew. We talked about it being a chance to come back home and take part in getting USC back on track again.”
Kinlaw hopes he will hear back from South Carolina in time to enroll on Jan. 9. He will not be the average walk-on. A good athlete, Kinlaw brings versatility and experience to the Gamecocks’ roster from his time in Madison.