The South Carolina Gamecocks just got a little thiner at the already sparse wide receiver position. Rising Sophomore D.J. Neal has decided his talents may be better utilized elsewhere and announced he would transfer from the university Tuesday night.
Neal, who was a four star recruit out of Atlanta, stated this decision was made on his own terms, and is currently undecided in the direction he his heading. He did however state that he's in conversation with other universities about his availability.
Neal was a dual-sport high school standout in both baseball and football, and may search for an opportunity where he can compete in both sports.
He becomes the second wide receiver to transfer since Will Muschamp's hiring was announced, joining Shaq Davidson, and becomes the fifth transfer overall.
Neal came on towards the end of the 2015 season and ended the season with 8 catches and 104 yards. He was also able to get three starts under his belt. He possessed some invaluable experience on a position group that now has only four players who've caught a pass in garnet and black.
The news of his transfer dims the otherwise exciting story (we think) that Shaq Roland could make a return as a Gamecock in 2016. But that's for another time.
Best wishes D.J.