Starting offensive lineman Donell Stanley has made his decision regard the NFL draft
January 01, 2019
One of South Carolina’s players mulling leaving for the NFL draft has made his choice.
Starting offensive lineman Donell Stanley announced Monday he will return for his six season with USC. Stanley redshirted a year and took a medical redshirt and could have have opted for the NFL Draft.
“Proud to announce I will be wearing that Gamecock uniform one more time this season. Thanks to Gamecock nation for all your support, and let’s make 2019 special!!!” Stanley posted on Twitter.
Stanley was a US Army All-American Bowl and Shrine Bowl selection coming out of Latta High School. He was a finalist for SC’s Mr. Football and 247Sports ranked him as fourth-best player in the state and fifth-best offensive guard in the country.
Gamecocks are still waiting on decisions from quarterback Jake Bentley and wide receiver Bryan Edwards. Stanley’s return is a big boost for USC’s offensive line with starters Dennis Daley and Zack Bailey and reserves Malik Young and Blake Camper graduating.