DJ officially entered the transfer portal on Monday. We all knew after what happened Saturday night that he would leave, either for the portal or the NFL, probably the former. Personally, I thought he would wait until after the bowl to announce his decision and make himself available to play in case Cade gets hurt. DJ will probably go to UCLA with DTR leaving. I hope it works out for him! He is a class act and gave his heart and soul to Clemson. He will also leave a Clemson graduate and forever a part of the Clemson Family.
As for other transfers, so far QB Billy Wiles, RB Kobe Pace, WR EJ Williams, DE Kevin Swint and CB Fred Davis have all entered. I predicted months ago that Pace and Williams would transfer. And Fred Davis has been in Dabo's dog house forever, and not just because of the reckless driving arrest and law suit. The only one that surprises me is Swint. He made the change from LB to DE and got a lot of playing time this season. He had a chance to compete for a starting spot with the guys that are leaving. Maybe his decision to leave is a hint that XT or Murphy is coming back. I hope so! By the way, the Tigers are down to just 3 quarterbacks for the bowl if DJ does decide to quit. I talked to a source close to Hunter Helms, and it sounds like he will hang around and see how things shake out. He loves Clemson through and through and will be very hard pressed to leave. So if DJ does leave before the bowl, which would surprise me, the Tigers would still have 2 capable backups in the two Hunters.
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