Monday, August 10, 2009

Axon denied admission to USC

Former Manatee running back has been denied admission to the University of South Carolina, according to a story in The State.
The story cited sources who claimed Axon's grades - thoughhe was an NCAA academic qualifer - as well as a May arrest on a marijuana charge were the reason he wasn't allowed in.
“He just wasn’t admitted. And as coaches, we understand why he wasn’t admitted,” Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier told the paper. “There’s a lot of players all over the country that are NCAA qualifiers, that universities don’t admit. So we understand that. I don’t want to go into all the reasons, but that happens sometimes.”
Axon, The Herald's Player of the Year in 2007, committed to Clemson last summer before changing his mind and signing with the Gamecocks. Florida, Florida State and West Virginia were among the other Division I schools interested in Axon during his career.
“I know there’s going to be a lot of schools looking at him because he’s a special player,” USC running backs coach Jay Graham told The State. “I hope things work out for him.”

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