Former Gamecock WR at Fort Valley State

Former South Carolina receiver DeAngelo Smith has transferred to Fort Valley State and is eligible to play this year, coach Donald Pittman said.

Smith, who is 6-1, 196 pounds, caught six passes for 69 yards in 17 career games for the Gamecocks. His lone TD came on a 30-yard reception against East Carolina last fall. He is from Camden County.

Smith will help ease the loss of Chris Slaughter, another former SEC player who transferred from Auburn. Slaughter caught 52 passes for 1,052 yards — 20.2 yards a reception — and eight TDs last year.

Grambling QB at Albany State

Albany State found a QB in Frank Rivers, who transferred from Grambling last month. He will be a junior.

Rivers threw for 954 yards and seven TDs in nine games last year and 967 yards and 10 TDs in seven games in 2011. He likely was going to lose  playing time to D.J. Williams, the son of Grambling coach Doug Williams.

David Kooi, last year’s starting QB, was also a transfer, coming from Florida Atlantic.

Dickey stepping down after season

West Georgia coach Daryl Dickey will focus on being the school’s athletic director after this season.

Dickey was hired as West Georgia’s coach in 2008, after seven seasons as the QBs coach at Florida State, and added AD responsibilities in 2009.

The school plans to form a search committee for a new coach this fall.

8 comments Add your comment

Steverino

August 13th, 2013
8:45 am

It’s hard to criticize this AJC for its lack of coverage when the schools themselves do such a poor job of publicizing their athletic programs. As of this morning, FVS has yet to release their 2013 football roster. If is IS available, it is certainly hard to find.

JJ

August 12th, 2013
6:25 pm

I also am glad to see AJC give coverage to SIAC and HBC Schools.I hope this reciever from SC helps my Cats but my concern is who will throw to him and last I heard we had no coaching staff..I hope that has been cleared up and The Wildcats have another season that put them in contention for a playoff spot.Again,thanks for the coverage..

Andy Johnston

August 8th, 2013
2:29 pm

Kincaid and FBizFB, I will be writing quite a bit on the state teams this fall, including a weekly notebook that will be in the print edition. A lot of stuff came out of the SIAC coaches meeting the other day that you’ll be either seeing here or in the state notebook. Spread the word.

lawzoo

August 8th, 2013
12:05 pm

@dandydog You need a sedative. Getting excited over someone who wanted to get playing time transfer??

Kincaid

August 8th, 2013
12:01 pm

I am so glad to see coverage of BCF again in the AJC. there are some great games to cover and FBizFB was correct that there are more than GA and GTECH football teams here, I wish there was more coverage of them and their games. I wish someone there would address why there isn’t more coverage of those teams, especially for Black College Football, by the way I am a GTECH alum before I receive the racist comments.

FBizFB

August 8th, 2013
9:58 am

I hope AJC will keep this site updated. Because there are more than GA & GT football teams in GA!!!

HBCU News

August 7th, 2013
9:18 pm

Grambling has lost a good quarterback

dandydawg

August 7th, 2013
5:00 pm

What!!!!! A Cocky one going to the Valley!!!! No, don’t tell me…he has been plucked!!! LOL!! Goooo Dawgs!!!!