Former Williston-Elko star Kendric Salley transfers from South Carolina to Presbyterian College

  • Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 5:35 p.m.

Kendric Salley made news last week when he announced he was leaving the University of South Carolina football program. On Monday, the former Williston-Elko High School star running back announced on Twitter that he’s transferring to Presbyterian College.

On Saturday, Salley tweeted “I ask God for an opportunity and he answered my prayers.” He followed that early Monday morning with less cryptic comments, saying, “I start school tomorrow speedy transition,” and “Clinton SC in the a.m.”

At Presbyterian, he’s expected to be reunited with former Williston-Elko teammate Tamyn “Gator” Garrick. The two played together on the Blue Devils’ 2009 state championship team and Garrick, a quarterback, has gone on to play for the Blue Hose, recently completing his redshirt sophomore season.

The 5-foot-9, 183-pound Salley redshirted for the 2012 season as he continued to recover from a torn ACL, which he suffered in 2011 as a senior with the Blue Devils. He didn’t play this past season according to the Gamecocks’ participation report.

His announcement has garnered lots of support on Twitter, including lots of positive comments from South Carolina friends and fans. During his final three seasons at Williston-Elko, Salley rushed for 5,307 yards and 90 touchdowns.

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