South Carolina edge defender to enter NCAA transfer portal, per report
South Carolina’s Donovan Westmoreland will reportedly explore continuing his college football career elsewhere after 2 seasons with the Gamecocks.
According to Matt Zenitz of 247Sports, Westmoreland is expected to place his name in the NCAA transfer portal when it opens for undergraduate entry on Monday, Dec. 4.
South Carolina EDGE Donovan Westmoreland is expected to enter the transfer portal, a source tells @247sports.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) November 27, 2023
A former Griffin (Georgia) standout, Westmoreland had 11 scholarship offers as a Class of 2022 recruit. He was rated 4-stars, the No. 38 linebacker, No. 41 player in the state of Georgia and No. 411 prospect overall for the class on the 247Sports Composite.
Westmoreland initially committed to Georgia in January 2021, but flipped his pledge to the Gamecocks in May. He followed through on his verbal commitment and inked with Shane Beamer’s program in the December Early Signing Period, enrolling the following month.
In 2 seasons at South Carolina, Westmoreland has not recorded a defensive statistic. He made 7 appearances in 2022 as a freshman. South Carolina’s online roster lists Westmoreland as having only appeared in the Gamecocks’ September games against North Carolina and Furman during the 2023 campaign, which would allow him to take a redshirt and have 3 remaining seasons of eligibility.