According to a report relayed by Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports, former 4-star recruit Wesley Green has left the South Carolina Gamecocks in order to pursue other opportunities.
On Monday, Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier announced the parting of ways.
“It was mutually decided that Wesley needs a fresh start someone else,” said Spurrier, according to Fornelli.
Wesley Green leaves the team, two more players get scholarships and more http://t.co/J5LXFcAnCk
— SB Nation College (@sbncollege) August 10, 2015
Green, a 5’10”, 175-pounder out of Martin Luther King High School in Lithonia, Georgia, redshirted this past season after entering South Carolina as the team’s No. 3-ranked recruit of the 2014 class, per 247Sports.
According to Fornelli, Green’s academic standing was once in question, but Green was eligible to play this past season. According to 247Sports, Green was the No. 16-ranked cornerback of the 2014 class and was rated No. 160 overall. He committed to South Carolina on Feb. 5, 2014 and enrolled July 30.
According to OurLads.com’s depth chart, Green was right behind starting cornerback Chris Lammons. Rico McWilliams and Al Harris, Jr. were listed as No. 1 and No. 2 for the opposite side.
No media availability today. But 2 announcements by USC: 1) Wesley Green has left the program; 2) RBs Paulk & Talley placed on scholarship.
— Scott Hood (@ScottHood63) August 10, 2015