Count South Carolina out of the mix for three-star defensive lineman Cecil Stallings.
The 6-foot-5, 253-pound Atlanta native has de-committed from South Carolina, his coach told The State’s Matt Connolly.
Stalling committed to the Gamecocks back in July, before Will Muschamp and the current coaching regime was put in place.
Upon Muschamp’s hire, Stallings told SEC Country that he remained 100 percent committed.
Stallings’ de-commitment comes after the South Carolina coaching staff failed to maintain consistent communication with the defensive end, according to Connolly.
The Tucker High School product boasts 12 reported offers, and took an official visit to Mississippi State on Jan. 15.
Stallings’ coach told The State that that he’ll have a better idea of where he’ll wind up after this weekend passes.
The de-commitment drops South Carolina’s 2016 recruiting class to 23 players, including five defensive linemen.
Stallings is rated as the nation’s No. 67 strongside defensive end.
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