Whiddon to Redshirt
Unofficial sources report that JSU wide receiver, John Houston Whiddon, has received a medical redshirt following an injury in the Georgia Tech Game. While I’m sure he is missing playing this year, this may turn out to be a long term positive for the Gamecocks. They will lose Greg Smith and James Wilkerson after this year. Having the talented and speedy Whiddon back next year will be huge. Hopefully, he will be joined by Jeff Cameron, a former key player, who also redshirted this year. Finally, it will make for a neat storyline as John’s brother true freshman, Rayce Whiddon, will also be playing a lot next year.
As a sidenote, it is a little bit of poetic justice if Whiddon receives another year. He had a key role in his first year at Florida International, but after a coaching change was only on the field long enough his second year to waste a redshirt year. Its great to see this guy get another opportunity to shine.