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South Carolina DE transfer Boosie Whitlow heading to Louisville

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The Cards just got a little stronger on defense for the future.

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at South Carolina Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Former South Carolina defensive end Boosie Whitlow plans to transfer to Louisville and wrap up his college career playing for Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals. Whitlow confirmed the news Monday evening on Twitter.

A 6’3, 240-pound pass rushing specialist, Whitlow notched 14 tackles and five tackles for loss while appearing in all 12 of South Carolina’s games as a freshman in 2015. He didn’t see the field at all in 2016 under new coach Will Muschamp, and made the decision to transfer following the season.

A high three-star prospect coming out of high school, Whitlow was recruited by fellow Alabama native L.D. Scott before picking South Carolina. He also has a relationship with new U of L defensive backs coach Lorenzo Ward, who had previously been the defensive coordinator at USC.

Whitlow’s real first name is Quandeski, but he’s gone by “Boosie” ever since his grandmother first game him the nickname when he was 5-years-old. I’m glad he did. “Boosie” is very cool. He’ll have to sit out the 2017 season per NCAA transfer rules, but has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Bad and Boosie.