South Carolina appeared to make two additions to its 2016 roster on Sunday, but only one of those will remain — for now, anyway.
The Gamecocks’ website showed Sunday that cornerback Steven Montac and running back Ty’Son Williams were part of the roster, but because of a misunderstanding within the school’s athletics department, Montac’s name has been removed.
Montac spent last season at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, the same school that sent fellow cornerback JaMarcus King to the Gamecocks. In his only season at the junior college, Montac had 17 tackles with one interception and three pass breakups.
Montac told SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan that South Carolina is awaiting his transcript from Coffeyville, and should have it on Monday or Tuesday.
Because he was a full qualifier out of Newton High School in Covington, Ga., Montac was able to transfer from Coffeyville after one year. According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Montac is the No. 3 ranked junior college safety in the Class of 2017. Once he’s able to join the Gamecocks, he’s expected to wear the No. 12.
Williams transferred to South Carolina after one season at North Carolina. He rushed 19 times for 57 yards and caught one pass for the Tar Heels last season. Because of NCAA transfer rules, Williams will sit out this season, before he’s eligible to play in 2017. He joins the team as a walk-on, but likely will move to scholarship by next year.
As a senior at Crestwood High School in Sumter, S.C., Williams was a 4-star recruit. He’s been assigned the No. 27.