Possible Late Addition

Although he is eligible under NCAA rules, South Carolina 2010 signee Brandon Golson (6-2, 205, 4.5) is not able to get into school there and has plans to visit the University of Arkansas this weekend and thus possibly still play in the SEC.

The University of Arkansas could possibly add a linebacker in the next few days that would have immediate eligibility.

South Carolina signee Brandon Golson (6-2, 205) of Saint Matthews (S.C.) Calhoun County said Tuesday night that he has plans to visit the University of Arkansas this weekend.

Golson is eligible under NCAA rules, but the Scout.com 3-star prospect did not meet South Carolina's elevated admission standards and thus can't enroll this fall.

"I don't know a lot about Arkansas other than they have a great football program, have some great players and are in the SEC," Golson said. "That's why I am coming up there this weekend to check out everything. I hope it is what I am looking for because I am ready to get this over."

The Gamecocks have asked Golson to attend a prep school with hopes of getting him back in January according to Calhoun head coach Walt Wilson.

"We're going to let him weigh some of these opportunities, and decide if he wants to go to another (four-year) school or go the prep school route," Wilson told The State newspaper.

Golson, who will be granted his release from South Carolina this week, said he is focused on the Gamecocks and Razorbacks while Maryland, Louisville, Illinois and South Carolina State have also contacted Wilson.

"I'm really just looking South Carolina and Arkansas and it doesn't look like it is going to happen for me at South Carolina," Golson said. "I just need to get to a place and start getting ready because it is getting late in the summer."

Golson had 113 tackles and 30 sacks while playing defensive end for Calhoun County.

He is projected to be a linebacker in college.

"I think my quickness is my best thing and I tackle well," Golson said. "I try to play smart and just try to get in on as much action as possible."

Arkansas is likely to have a scholarship because Oklahoma prep defensive tackle Calvin Barnett has announced he must first matriculate to junior college.

Sources indicate 22 of the 25 Razorback 2010 signees are already on campus and are enrolled in school.

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