Amid Monday night’s reports of Steve Spurrier’s retirement, effective immediately, several South Carolina commits took to social media to voice their reaction.
Here is what they had to say:
P.J. Blue became the first South Carolina commit to back away from his verbal pledge to the program. The 4-star outside linebacker from Montgomery, Ala., announced the news through Twitter shortly after the reports surfaced.
After talking it over with my family I have decided to decommit from the University of South Carolina.
— P.J. BLUE… (@Ocho_Blu8) October 13, 2015
Kelvin Harmon isn’t the least bit concerned with the recent news. The 3-star receiver from Palmyra, N.J., publicly endorsed South Carolina and reaffirmed his commitment to the program.
I understand about coach Spurrier, all respect for him but I didn't chose South Carolina for him, still content with my decision #WeCocky ?
— Kelvin #⃣9⃣ (@Wide_Receiver9) October 13, 2015
Marlon Character, a 3-star safety from Grady High School (Atlanta, Ga.), is mum on the situation.
— Marlon Character Jr. (@riptrizzle) October 13, 2015
Tre Jackson, a 3-star cornerback from Baton Rouge, La., showed his support for Spurrier. He also retweeted current South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams, who suggested recruits commit to a program and not a coach. It would appear that Jackson is still firmly committed to the Gamecocks.
One of the greats! @SC_HBC
— Tre Jackson (@CB_EJ3) October 13, 2015
Will Putnam, a 3-star offensive tackle from North Carolina, appeared to be surprised.
Not the news I was expecting tonight
— Will Putnam (@willputnam66) October 13, 2015
Bryan Edwards, South Carolina’s highest-rated receiver, released a lengthy response to the recent news. He will reevaluate his commitment in the coming weeks.
What I have to say about the situation. pic.twitter.com/Qnor3RxoF6
— Bryan Edwards (@Edwards_Bryan4) October 13, 2015
Cecil Stallings, a 3-star defensive end from Atlanta, Ga., told the AJC’s SEC Country on Tuesday that he is still 100 percent committed.
Stay with us as we continue to update this story with more reactions from South Carolina commits and targets.