The depth chart at wide receiver took for the South Carolina Gamecocks took a hit on Wednesday as 247 Sports is reporting that redshirt sophomore Jody Fuller has been granted his release from the program and he will be transferring elsewhere to play his collegiate ball.
As of right now, also in the report, the options on the table for Fuller include East Carolina, Appalachian State, James Madison and Coastal Carolina.
Coming out of high school, Fuller was a four-star prospect in the Gamecocks’ 2012 recruiting class. He redshirted his first season on campus and was virtually a non-factor in 2013 for the team as he struggled to make the transition to the collegiate level.
As for why Fuller is opting to leave the program, GoGamecocks.com is reporting that he is just simply seeking more playing time elsewhere.
Fuller was a four-star prospect coming out of Sun Valley High School in Charlotte but never gained any traction in the Gamecocks’ rotation. He is leaving to seek more playing time, according to a source.
The issue that Fuller had in transitioning was size. At just 6-0 and 200-pounds, he was built a lot more like an SEC running back than he was an effective SEC wide receiver. Even with the loss of someone the likes of Bruce Ellington on the offensive side of the ball, it was unlikely that Fuller would see much on-field action this season.