Placekicker Jay Wooten, who announced his decision to leave North Carolina earlier this summer, recently decided to walk on at South Carolina.
He will be given a chance to earn a scholarship.
Wooten, who played at Laurinburg’s Scotland High, had also considered Arkansas, Louisville and Coastal Carolina. But both of his parents were Gamecocks, and a meeting with head coach Steve Spurrier settled it.
“I always wanted to be a Gamecock,” Wooten told S.C. recruiting expert Phil Kornblut. “"It's funny because it was not a good situation (coming out of high school). “They didn't really need a kicker and I was excited about playing at North Carolina. Things didn't work out. They wanted me to concentrate more on kickoffs.”
Last season Wooten, then a sophomore, made all of his 11 extra point attempts and four of six field goals.
As a transfer, he’ll sit out this season and have three years to play his final two.
“There isn't a more exciting place to be on Saturdays than Williams-Brice Stadium,” he said.
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