South Carolina thought it had its punter of the future when Worth Gregory decided he was going to attend USC as a preferred walk-on.
He has since decided to attend Alabama instead.
This individual could be the reason why.
According to the Mount Airy News, Tyler Hull will walk-on to the University of South Carolina as a punter for the Gamecocks starting in 2012. Hull has been making the rounds at kicking events over the past few months and his impressive showing was enough to gain the Gamecocks' interest.
Hull visited USC back in January and met with Joe Robinson, USC's special teams coach, and got to tour the facilities and meet with Coach Spurrier for a brief moment. Hull actually became interested in USC at the start of the 2011 season when the Gamecocks played East Carolina to open the season.
Hull spent a year at Guilford College after graduating from Mount Airy in 2010. He'll be considered a player with three years of eligibility remaining once he enrolls at South Carolina.
The opportunity is there for Tyler Hull as South Carolina is still unsettled at the punter position. He'll come in as an older player but still have three years of eligibility remaining. As a preferred walk-on, it won't count against the scholarship numbers so it's win-win for everyone involved.
Could this be the Gamecocks' new punter? I guess we'll find out soon enough.