*UPDATE(7:47 pm):

I'm seeing a few reports on Twitter that are debunking the idea that Baker and Scruggs will transfer to App. State. Steve Spurrier mentioned that both players were transferring to the school earlier today but it's now being reported differently. Both players will transfer but should be elsewhere. 

Previous story from earlier below....


South Carolina's scholarship situation may work itself out after two Gamecocks are apparently transferring to Appalachian State. 

Wide receiver Lamar Scruggs and running back Eric Baker are reportedly transferring to Appalachian State according to a tweet from Scott Hood of GamecockCentral.com. Both players had a lot of promise coming out high school/prep school when they enrolled at USC but, for whatever reason, never played lived up to their potential. 

Scruggs redshirted in 2009 for the Gamecocks out of high school in Florida. In 2010, Scruggs caught three passes for 53 yards and did not record a catch in 2011. He may be best known for being the target on the final pass of the Kentucky game where USC lost 31-28 in 2010. 

Baker burst onto the scene in 2008 when he rushed 46 times for 182 yards. He was a smaller back expected to add a burst of speed into the backfield but was hampered by injuries throughout his whole career. He was the starter in the spring before the 2009 season when he had hernia operation that kept him down the depth chart. He also tore his ACL in 2010. 

Both players were four-star prospects when they came out of high school and prep school so they were highly thought of before becoming a Gamecock. It's unfortunate that neither player was able to make an impact for the Gamecocks but this will hopefully be a move to work for both parties. Appalachian State is one of the top FCS programs in the country and both players should add immediate depth and skill to their depth chart. This also helps the Gamecocks out in reducing their scholarships for the upcoming season. 

Good luck to both Eric Baker and Lamar Scruggs in their careers at Appalachian State. You guys will always be considered Gamecocks to the fans and we appreciate what you've done for the Gamecock Nation.