Shaq Roland, the highly-touted wide receiver who transferred from South Carolina to Prairie View with the expectation of playing his final season there, will reportedly not play for the school.
Roland, who was third in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns and fourth in receptions in 10 games during the 2014 season, announced in January he was leaving South Carolina for Prairie View after he quit the team just before Christmas.
“Things didn’t go so well there,” said Roland’s mother Petina Etheredge. She said the coach has already agreed that he will sign the waiver to release Roland.
“He (Roland) had the option that he can return, but I don’t think that’s going to happen,” she said.
Roland might not be able to play anywhere this fall because he has now transferred twice in the last eight months, his mother said.
“I am really not sure at this point,” she said.
Roland and his family have had discussions with Winston Salem State and West Georgia, and he may enroll at one of those schools this fall, Etheredge said.
Roland, a PARADE All-American and Mr. Football in South Carolina, will be eligible to play for Prairie View under NCAA rules to play in 2015, but he might have to serve a two-game or four-game academic suspension to begin the season.
In 2013, Roland was suspended from the team for three games after violating team rules.
Despite all of that recruiting potential, Roland finished his Gamecock career with 56 catches for 891 yards and 10 touchdowns.
A junior, Roland had 56 catches for 891 yards and 10 touchdowns during his career at South Carolina.