Legislator: Colleges need more black candidates

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Black legislators say something good is coming from the furor over University of South Carolina football recruits being urged to rethink commitments to the school because its lone African-American trustee could lose her post.

Legislative Black Caucus Chairman David Weeks of Sumter said on Thursday more people are talking about the need for diversity on college boards.

The Southeastern Conference school could lose its only black trustee during a legislative election next month. Members of the Black Caucus say calls were being made to urge recruits to rethink commitments to the school. The Associated Press has not confirmed recruits were called.

Greenville County Gamecock Club president Dan Drews asked why the football team was being dragged into the issue.

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