In late May, Stephen Davis Jr. opted to transfer from Auburn to South Carolina. Nearly three months later? He gone.
Davis is no longer listed on USC’s online football roster, with a university spokesperson confirming to The State that the walk-on running back is no longer a part of the football team. No specific reason for Davis’ abrupt departure was given.
According to the newspaper, Davis had been practicing with his fellow backs the past three weeks but wasn’t at practice Monday.
A three-star 2016 signee, Davis was rated as the No. 7 player at any position in the state of South Carolina. Ongoing rehab for a torn ACL he sustained in high school forced Davis to redshirt his true freshman season.
Davis, the son of former Auburn star running back Stephen Davis Sr., would’ve had to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.