South Carolina starting QB Jason Brown transferring, DE Kingsley Enagbare going pro

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina defensive end Kingsley Enagbare is heading to the NFL and starting quarterback Jason Brown is entering the transfer portal.

Enagbare and Brown announced their decisions on Twitter on Wednesday.

A 6-foot-4, 265-pound lineman, Enagbare had 41 tackles with 2.5 sacks this season. He is not expected to play for the Gamecocks in the Duke's Mayo Bowl against North Carolina on Dec. 30.

Enagbare thanked his coaches, past and present, teammates and fans "for the memories and being part of my journey."

Brown is a first-year quarterback who started the past four games, leading the Gamecocks to a 40-17 win against Florida and a 21-17 victory over Auburn.

Brown's move comes two days after Oklahoma transfer Spencer Rattler, who began this season as a top Heisman Trophy contender, said he was joining the Gamecocks.

The 6-3 Brown is from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and was the third of three South Carolina starters at quarterback this season.

He completed 60 of 108 passes for 721 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions.