Wide receiver who is eligible to compete this fall following a redshirt season as a transfer... had a solid spring and is a viable option to gain a spot in the regular rotation... named the Outstanding Walk-on for the offense at the 2015 spring game... listed as the second team ‘Z’ receiver entering the fall.
2014: Walk-on wide receiver who joined the squad when spring practice began... enrolled at South Carolina in January... was not eligible in the fall per NCAA transfer rules after spending the fall of 2013 at Hampton University.
2013: Attended Hampton University... was on the football roster, but did not see any action.
2012: Played in six games for the Hampton Pirates, making one start... caught four passes for 33 yards on the season... caught one pass for 20 yards at Florida A&M on September 15.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Keenan High School in Columbia in 2012... coached by Mitchell Moton... named all-state as a senior, repeating as Keenan’s Offensive MVP after racking up 1,157 yards and nine touchdowns... recorded 600 yards and five touchdowns as a junior while earning Offensive MVP honors... was an All-Region and All-Area selection... also played basketball... was featured in Midlands Prep.
PERSONAL: Matrick Belton was born May 26, 1994... majoring in physical education... had scholarship offers from South Carolina State, Campbell and Newberry before electing to attend Hampton.