Josh Belk transfer update: we now have a general timeline for his decision. The five-star 2018 recruit enrolled at Clemson at the beginning of the semester. However, he has decided that it is not the right fit.
Two schools have emerged as primary contenders for Belk in this second round of recruiting. South Carolina, a school where many thought he'd end up at first, is involved. Belk is a native of the Palmetto State, and despite the fact that Clemson shares a heated annual rivalry with the Gamecocks, he has been granted his full release to play there.
Belk visited Columbia on Wednesday. On Thursday, he made the trip down to Athens to check out Georgia.
After the trips, we have a decent idea of when Josh Belk's transfer decision may come down.
He spoke to Sports Talk SC about his upcoming decision. He says that he does not want to rush into it, and may take until the late summer.
“We’re trying to take it slow this time. Last time I kind of like went fast with it.” Belk said he plans to make a decision no later than August 1st.
In total, Belk says that 25 total schools have reached out regarding his move. It is unclear if others, beyond South Carolina and Georgia, are being seriously considered, though there seems to be plenty of time.
According to Saturday Down South, there has been word that Tennessee could be one of those other schools that could get involved. However, it is unclear if there are plans to head to Knoxville.
Georgia could potentially bolster an historic 2018 class, that finished ranked first in the nation, with four five-star players and 26 recruits overall. Will Muschamp's 2018 class wasn't too shabby either, coming in ranked 19th overall.
247's internal rankings have Belk as a five-star recruit, and the top defensive tackle in the country. The site's composite rankings, which roll in those from other industry sites, have him as a four-star and No. 7 at his position.