Report: Gamecocks WR D.J. Neal to transfer

The South Carolina Gamecocks certainly couldn’t afford to lose much more for the 2016 season. After going 3-9 in 2015, they are looking to get back on track with new head coach Will Muschamp in place.

The team lost leading wide receiver Pharoh Cooper to the NFL and it looks like they will be losing another receiver very soon. According to multiple reports, rising sophomore wide receiver D.J. Neal has announced his plans to transfer.

It was definitely my decision,” Neal told The State on Tuesday. “Just a lot of stuff that has been going on. I feel like I need to be in another environment and get off to a better start.”

Neal didn’t make a huge impact for the Gamecocks in 2015, however, he was just a true freshman. The team was hoping to make him a bigger part of their offense in the coming years.

Neal caught eight passes for 104 yards during the 2015 season. The Georgia native was a four-star member of the team’s recruiting class last year and held offers from in-state rival Clemson as well as Tennessee, Michigan State, and North Carolina.

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