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Bruce Ellington reconsidering football with South Carolina

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A week after deciding he would exclusively play basketball for South Carolina, Gamecocks receiver Bruce Ellington has reportedly re-opened the possibility of being a two-sport athlete.

Speaking with WCIV in Charleston, Ellington’s former high school coach, Jerry Brown, said Ellington had a conversation with South Carolina WR coach Steve Spurrier Jr. over the weekend about coming back to the team.  Ellington has been on the Gamecocks basketball team since 2010, but decided to add football to his list this past year.

In a related note, South Carolina basketball coach Darrin Horn was fired last week, but Ellington says that did not affect his decision to reconsider football.

Ellington posted 707 all-purpose yards in 2011, with 211 receiving yards, 106 rushing yards and 390 yards on kick returns.

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3 Responses to “Bruce Ellington reconsidering football with South Carolina”
  1. thegamecocker says: Mar 19, 2012 12:01 PM

    If Bruce is on track to graduate in 4 years, than the decision should be up to him. If not, I hope he plays only one sport and graduates on-time. IMO earning the diploma is more important than playing two sports if that is the case.

  2. thraiderskin says: Mar 19, 2012 1:05 PM

    do what feels right for you young man. Definitely get that degree though.

  3. nowillrepeat says: Mar 19, 2012 3:06 PM


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