Will Muschamp reacts to Jalen Brooks' waiver news
South Carolina got a big boost on offense Wednesday as Jalen Brooks received his waiver from the NCAA for immediate eligibility.
A transfer from Tarleton State in Texas who last played at Wingate, Brooks was drawing rave reviews in Gamecocks fall camp. While most players transferring up to the FBS level get immediate eligibility, the NCAA had initially ruled Brooks could not play in 2020 because he had transferred twice in the offseason (Wingate to Tarleton State, Tarleton State to South Carolina).
A native of Harrisburg, North Carolina, Brooks earned First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference honors after catching 35 passes for 751 yards and six touchdowns at Wingate. South Carolina could use another play-making pass-catcher to complement standout Shi Smith. Currently, Smith leads with 34 receptions with Xavier Legette the next most productive receiver at 7 catches.
Will Muschamp shared his reaction to the Brooks news in a Wednesday tweet, recognizing the Gamecocks administrators, including athletic director Ray Tanner, who worked behind the scenes to get Brooks eligible with the NCAA.
— Will Muschamp (@CoachWMuschamp) October 21, 2020