Hershel Dennis called WeAreSC this afternoon to let us know that he has been approved by the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility.
Dennis missed the past two seasons due to a pair of knee injuries but it was unclear if he would meet NCAA standards to receive a sixth year. After graduating from USC last month with a degree in sociology Dennis filled out his application for the additional year and the ruling came down today in his favor.
Hershel will join an already crowded Trojan backfield but he brings an experienced touch to the group. He wasn't able to take part in recent spring ball drills until the third week but he quickly showed everybody that he will be a force to reckon with in the fall, especially with a sharp performance in the Trojan Huddle scrimmage.