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Case against Gamecock football recruit dropped

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The criminal case against a University of South Carolina football recruit has been dropped.

Reports indicated the case was dismissed against defensive end Shameik Blackshear after the victim refused to testify.

Blackshear, a top-10 weakside defensive end prospect in the 2015 recruiting cycle according to, had been charged with petit larceny in Bluffton and was scheduled for trial Tuesday in Bluffton Municipal Court. 

According to, Blackshear will report to the University of South Carolina on May 27 as a Gamecock student-athlete.

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