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The Final Cockdown: #29 Matrick Belton

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TFC has a soft spot for former MEAC players-turned SEC walk-ons.

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Matrick Belton

RS Junior

Wide Receiver

6'4" 209 lbs.

Columbia, S.C. (Keenan High School)

Recruitment:

Matrick Belton walked on at South Carolina prior to last season. He was tentatively choosing between USC and Wofford as transfer destinations.

College Career:

Belton attended Hampton University through his freshman and sophomore seasons, seeing limited action in his freshman year while seeing none at all in his sophomore year. As a walk-on receiver prior to last year, Belton was deemed ineligible for last season by the NCAA, but was granted a redshirt because of the transfer. Belton will be entering his first season with the Gamecock football team in 2015.

2015 Outlook:

Belton looks to sneak in to the offense courtesy of an exceptionally thin receiving corps. While he's likely not going to see a lot of action, Belton has the physical attributes to blossom into a legitimate option in the passing game. I'd expect Belton to be experimented with some by the coaching staff as the season goes on, trying to find a role to best utilize him.

Trivia:

Belton was a standout in high school, dominating opposing defenses and catching for over 1,000 yards his senior season. How many touchdowns did he have to go with those yards in his final year at Keenan?