South Carolina quarterback commit Dakereon Joyner inserted some fun into The Palmetto Bowl this week with his guarantee that he would never lose to the Clemson Tigers.
“I promised myself to never lose to Clemson as a starting QB at South Carolina… NEVER,” he wrote on his Snapchat account. “They gone feel what they missed out on I promise y’all.”
But apparently Joyner is now putting the kibosh on the fun.
“I apologize for anyone who was offended by the statement I made,” he said in a released statement according to Tigernet.com. “I made a promise to myself! If I wanted to throw shots I would’ve directly said it to a fan, player, or Clemson football player. It was completely out of my character to say what I said. Some people took it the wrong way and that wasn’t my intentions. I do apologize once again. I am confident in my future squad! I also am confident in what I said. I’m looking forward to competing vs. Clemson in the near future.” #SpursUP #GamecockNation #WeCocky18
Joyner had an offer from Clemson, but not to play quarterback, so there’s obviously some hurt feeling there. He also received offers from Alabama, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Oregon.
Clemson leads the all-time series with South Carolina 68-42-4 and have beaten the Gamecocks three straight years. Before that, South Carolina had won five in a row in the rivalry.
Last season, the Tigers dismantled the Gamecocks, 56-7.