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NCAA Rules On Eligibility Of South Carolina 5-Star Transfer

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The NCAA has ruled on the eligibility of a five-star freshman days before the 2018 regular season is set to begin.

Josh Belk, a five-star defensive lineman who transferred to South Carolina from Clemson, has been ruled eligible to play in 2018.

The five-star recruit enrolled at Clemson in early 2018 and then transferred to South Carolina this summer.

Here's the full announcement from the NCAA:

https://twitter.com/halemcgranahan/status/1035191808593211392?s=21

Belk was ranked a five-star recruit and the No. 25 overall prospect in the 2018 class by 247Sports.

It's unclear how much he'll play for the Gamecocks this season, but this is still a boost for their defense.

South Carolina is set to open its season on Saturday against Coastal Carolina.