Four-star cornerback JaMarcus King has been cleared to enroll in class at South Carolina.
Multiple outlets, including TheBigSpur, have reported the news.
Sources indicated to SEC Country earlier this week that King, who was ranked as the No. 1 junior college cornerback in the class of 2016, is already in Columbia.
Coach Will Muschamp told The State newspaper at this week’s SEC spring meetings that King’s academic status was “just a formality.”
“No big deal. He’ll be fine,” Muschamp said.
Last June, the four-star recruit from Eight Mile, Ala. committed to play for Muschamp while he was still the defensive coordinator at Auburn. After three months on the Tigers’ commitment list, King withdrew his pledge and began exploring his other options.
King committed to South Carolina on December 16, 10 days after Muschamp was named head coach of the Gamecocks.
A product of Blount High School, King spent the last two years at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. He enrolled at Coffeyville as a wide receiver, but moved to cornerback before his first season at the junior college.
As a sophomore, King had 37 tackles, 10 pass breakups and three interceptions.