It may be an early Christmas for recruits who are taking advantage of the early signing period but the Gamecocks are already something unpleasant in their stockings.

The NCAA revealed that two South Carolina football assistant coaches committed recruiting violations. Their names were not revealed in the report.

According to the NCAA coaches at a high school selected four prospects to do drills exclusively for USC assistant coaches. Another exclusive sessions was performed a week later. The NCAA ruled that it created an advantage in recruiting for USC.

South Carolina will be fined $5,000 but USC also issued self-imposed penalties which includes ending the recruitment of the prospects involved in the exclusive workouts, suspending the coaches involved from off-campus recruiting activities and no off-campus recruiting at the high school involved. The school is will also cut four days from the fall evaluation period (42 to 38).

For the full release and report go here-