South Carolina has been hit with a handful of recruiting restrictions due to violations committed by a former assistant coach, the NCAA announced Tuesday.
The NCAA did not name the assistant in its release, but sources confirmed to FootballScoop that the assistant is Lance Thompson.
Thompson was South Carolina’s assistant head coach for defense and defensive line coach from 2016-18. He now works as the defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida Atlantic. Thompson was ranked as the No. 1 recruiter in the nation by ESPN in 2014 and the Rivals Recruiter of the Year in 2008.