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South Carolina linebacker Kaiwan Lewis could transfer to Rutgers

Rutgers could be in-line for a major transfer with a possible SEC player looking at the program.

Kaiwan Lewis of Hammonton, New Jersey, who played three years at linebacker at South Carolina, will graduate with a criminal justice degree and has a year of eligibility left. Ranked the No. 10 player in the state in 2012 according to Rivals.com, Lewis was a two-year starter with the Gamecocks. He would be eligible to play right away since he will have completed his degree at South Carolina.

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Sources tell Metro that Lewis is currently looking at Rutgers, Penn State and Nebraska but also has interest in West Coast programs as well.

A powerfully built middle linebacker, he would join a unit that includes Steve Longa (a preseason All-Big Ten selection) as well as Isaiah Johnson, a recent prep school commit who is highly-touted.

Lewis played in eight games last year for South Carolina and registered 20 tackles and a sack. If he came to Rutgers, he’d likely be slotted into the linebacker rotation as a starter.

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