On Tuesday afternoon, former Auburn cornerback Marlon Character, who’s now enrolled at Northwest Mississippi Community College, announced that he was planning to transfer to South Carolina.
Character, a former 4-star recruit out of Grady High School in Atlanta, posted the news on Twitter. SEC Country sources have confirmed the commitment.
Character wrote: “Blessed and honored to say that I will be committing to the University of South Carolina I want to thank my family for supporting me through this process.”
— Marlon Character Jr. (@riptrizzle) August 1, 2017
South Carolina’s 2018 signing class includes commitments from a pair of 3-star safeties: RJ Roderick and Jonathan Gipson, who announced his pledge to the Gamecocks on Monday afternoon.
Character, who signed with Auburn in 2016, was ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 14 safety in the country. He redshirted during his first season on The Plains.
“Marlon‘s got length. He competes,” Auburn secondary coach Greg Brown said. “He’s getting better every day. He’s a young guy. Don’t get me wrong, he’s got a long way to go, like all of us do, but he’s making strides, and he’s got the right attitude.
Earlier this year, Character was involved in an “incident” with a teammate at Auburn. Afterwards, coach Gus Malzahn told reporters that Character “decided to move on” from the program.