Green and Lammons in the Clear

Despite all the stress of the academic situation for several of Carolina's athletes, class of 2014 cornerbacks Chris Lammons and Wesley Green are in the 'OK' for this upcoming 2014 season.

With the anticipation of practice being just around the corner, good news came yesterday to the team that both Chris Lammons and Wesley Green would be qualifying academically.

The two four-star cornerbacks have just under 28 days to get on campus and jump in the swing of things before the season starts.

The two qualifiers could play an important part in this upcoming season.

Victor Hampton and Jimmy Legree have gone on to the next step of their football careers and will need replacements this fall.

Hampton was signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, and Legree signed with the Arizona Cardinals in May.

Sidney Rhodes, Jamari Smith, Rico McWilliams, and Ali Groves all stand in the line-up for CB in the preseason.

Sidney Rhodes: A fifth year defensive back and former walk-on, the Easley, S.C.-native was used primarily on special teams and saw action in 13 games last season.

Jamari Smith: A Jacksonville, Fla.-native, Smith is a versatile player who began his career at Carolina as a tailback. Last fall, he moved from running back to cornerback a week into fall camp, and then moved once again to running back during the week before the Tennessee game. He’s now been moved to cornerback, since the spring. Needlesstosay, it looks like he’s got it all covered.

Rico Williams: A RS sophomore corner, this Hampton, Ga.-native is listed as a starter this fall and has continued to remain healthy after a knee injury before the 2012 season. 5-foot-11, 184 pound Williams played in nine games last season and even made a start in the Capital One Bowl against Wisconsin.

Ali Groves: A RS freshman, this Stone Mountain, Ga.-native is looking to contribute this fall and was recovering from a shoulder injury this past spring.

Here is a list of the athletes that did not qualify for this season:

FB Joe Blue
S Darin Smalls
DE Dante Sawyer
DT Dexter Wideman
TE Kalan Ritchie
DE Jhaustin Thomas

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