South Carolina Gamecocks guard Bruce Ellington will also remain South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Bruce Ellington. After a couple weeks of soul-searching, he's told coach Steve Spurrier he'll still end up playing football this year:
"He realizes he's pretty good at football and wants to play both,'' Spurrier said. "He thought it over and thought he made a little too quick a decision."
New basketball coach Frank Martin says he'll talk with Ellington soon, while Spurrier says Martin "would be a heck of a football coach". That's probably entirely accurate, as Martin is comfortably the most intense man in Columbia already.
Ellington originally decided to give up football for just basketball. He should be able to play a big role on both teams, with Alshon Jeffery's exit leaving the top of the wide receiver depth chart Ellington's for the taking. Ellington finished second on the team to Marcus Lattimore in yards from scrimmage last year.