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Stephen Garcia still a possibility for the Gamecocks



Former Jefferson standout Stephen Garcia may still have an opportunity to salvage his career at South Carolina, coach Steve Spurrier said Friday.

Garcia was one of Spurrier's most heralded recruits in 2007, but two arrests, including underage drinking and vandalism to a professor's car, and another run-in with the law (cited for underage drinking), have derailed his attempts to become the starting quarterback.

He was suspended from the university in March after being cited for underage drinking and having a fire extinguisher go off in his dorm room, but Spurrier said there's a chance he'll be allowed back this fall.

"Stephen could be back,'' he said. "The university is handling his situation. He had a bunch of requirements to do this summer. From what I understand, he's done just about all they've asked or everything. I'm not exactly sure, but the university, the Dean of Students, the provost or whatever, somebody will tell him when to come, if he's fulfilled those requirements.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:30pm]


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