Will Muschamp says South Carolina has submitted waiver request for fall camp standout transfer WR
South Carolina doesn’t know yet if one of the top wide receivers in Gamecocks fall camp will be able to play this season.
On Sunday, Will Muschamp told reporters that a waiver request has been submitted for transfer wideout Jalen Brooks, but the team has not heard anything back from the NCAA. Brooks previously played at Division II program Wingate. Typically, a DII to DI transfer would have immediate eligibility. Brooks needs a waiver because he transferred twice in the offseason. He transferred from Wingate to Tarleton State before transferring to South Carolina.
If Brooks is granted a waiver, he would likely be a starting receiver based on early reviews. Gamecock defensive back Jaycee Horn declared Brooks “the real deal” after the first day of fall camp. Since then, the Gamecocks have lost wide receivers OrTre Smith and Randrecous Davis to COVID-19 opt-outs.
At Wingate, Brooks earned First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference honors, catching 35 passes for 751 yards and 6 touchdowns.
South Carolina opens the 2020 season at home, hosting Tennessee at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 26.
Muschamp: Waiver has been submitted for Jalen Brooks. They have not heard anything from the NCAA.
— David Cloninger (@DCPandC) September 6, 2020