New Information On Allendale-Fairfax Football Star’s Status

Photo of Allendale-Fairfax High School football player, 17-year-old Clifford Shakur Chisolm, who alleges he was injured on August 7th during a hazing ritual.
Photo of Allendale-Fairfax High School football player, 17-year-old Clifford Shakur Chisolm, who alleges he was injured on August 7th during a hazing ritual.

***UPDATED at 7:08 P.M. on Monday, August 17th***

Allendale, SC – We have an update on Shakur Chisolm, who is the the Allendale-Fairfax High School star running back who withdrew from school following hazing allegations.

His attorneys released a statement, saying Chisolm will attend school and play football during his senior year at Williston-Elko High School.

Derek Youngblood, the Blue Devils’ coach, tells us, it’s not a done deal yet…

Chisolm, his attorneys, and his family held a press conference where they made serious allegations of hazing at an Allendale-Fairfax team organized camp on August 7th. At the time, they expressed concern that Chisolm would have to sit out his senior year of football.

The former Barnwell High School running back is drawing interest from Auburn University, the University of Georgia, the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, and other NCAA Division I programs.

Youngblood told us late Monday afternoon that Chisolm is not currently enrolled, “when, and if, he enrolls, we will proceed with the transfer process”.


***POSTED at 4:56 P.M. on Monday, August 17th***

Allendale, SC
– The attorneys for an Allendale-Fairfax High School football player who alleges he was beaten during a hazing ritual have released a statement on their communication with school officials.

Justin Bamberg and Fatima Zeidan say they have not heard from any representatives from the Allendale County School District.

They also say they have learned that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) will be taking over the criminal investigation into potential criminal acts stemming from the incident.

Shakur Chisolm, a rising senior running back who had transferred from Barnwell High School to Allendale-Fairfax High School, will now play this season for Williston-Elko High School, according to his attorneys. Another player the attorneys are representing in this case, Demetrius Drayton, has withdrawn from Allendale-Fairfax High School and will attempt to enroll in a school in a nearby district for his sophomore year, according to the statement. He must first be released from the Allendale-Fairfax School District at next week’s board meeting before he is able to continue his education. The attorneys say they are hopeful that each of these students will have a smooth transition as they begin the next chapter of their lives.

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