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South Carolina football placed on probation by the NCAA

The Gamecocks were put on probation for a recruiting violation.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks were penalized by the NCAA on Tuesday for a recruiting violation.

The Gamecocks were placed on one year’s worth of probation, this after the school had self-reported the aforementioned recruiting violation from the football program.

According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, the violation occurred when a former Gamecocks assistant coach, who reportedly is former Gamecocks defensive line coach Lance Thompson, made “impermissible off-campus contact” with a recruit back in 2018. That recruit is reportedly Demonte Capehart, who had committed to the Clemson Tigers.

The school will reportedly have to pay a $10,000 fine to the NCAA and not be able to host as many in-person recruiting visits anymore while they serve this one year’s worth of probation according to Josh Kendall of The Athletic.