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Shaq Roland leaves Gamecocks

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Shaq Roland's time at the University of South Carolina has come to an end. 

The Lexington native has left the Gamecocks football team. He did not join the team this morning as they headed to the Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The junior receiver can now either declare for the NFL Draft or transfer to another program.

"I think he's elected to maybe drop out of school and go pro," Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier told reporters in Shreveport. "That was his choice and we wish him the best."

Roland played in 10 games this season. He missed a team walkthrough before USC's trip to Kentucky and was not allowed to travel with the program.

Roland finished the year fourth on the team with 26 receptions for 356 yards and four touchdowns.

WIS spoke with Roland's former high school coach at Lexington, Scott Earley. Other than saying it wasn't a good match, he did not go into the specifics about why Roland decided to leave the Gamecocks or what his next move would be,

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