Wide receiver Shaq Roland left South Carolina after the 2014 season and was set to continue his college career at Prairie View A&M, except that never happened. Roland never played a down for the Panthers. Now, 247 Sports is reporting that Roland could return to the Gamecocks as a graduate transfer depending on if everything lines up accordingly from an academic standpoint.
A former four-star talent out of Lexington, South Carolina, about 15 miles west of Columbia, Roland spent three years playing for Steve Spurrier but never managed to reach the top of the depth chart. In those three seasons, he managed 56 receptions for 891 yards and 10 touchdowns, never once playing a full season.
But a new era has since dawned at South Carolina. Spurrier is retired and former Florida coach Will Muschamp is now in charge, meaning that the Gamecocks will be looking to rebound strong after going 3-9 (1-7 SEC) in 2015. With star wideout Pharoh Cooper gone, the Gamecocks need help in that department.
That said, though Roland’s return is far from official, stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on this story!