Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Jody Fuller is transferring from South Carolina, according to Josh Kendall of The State.
Fuller was rated a four-star recruit by all recruiting outlets except Scout, and was occasionally mentioned as a player who impressed coaches in practice. But that didn't translate to gameday visibility in his first two years on campus, during which he appeared in one game, the blowout of Coastal Carolina in which he caught his only pass as a Gamecock. As of this writing, it's unclear to which school Fuller will transfer. He's the second wide receiver to transfer this off-season, joining Kwinton Smith who left the team in March.
From a depth perspective, the departures of Fuller and Smith should be sustainable, barring injuries. The Gamecocks return a handful of experienced wideouts, including Shaq Roland, Damiere Byrd, Nick Jones, and Pharoh Cooper, in addition to plenty of talented depth at tight end.
Kendall also says that this news puts South Carolina at the "magic number" of 85 scholarships. While 85 is the max for most football programs, the Gamecocks are capped at 82 thanks to NCAA sanctions, and they already hit that mark when 2014 signee Kalan Ritchie announced that he would enroll in junior college.