Don't believe it's academics alone. That's part of it. When you get behind in academics your first year in college that's a big red flag, but there are other issues as well.
Current tally for Clemson defense:
Four players lost to the portal
starting SLB Mike Jones to LSU (28 games, 7 starts at Clemson)
2nd/3rd-string CB LeAnthony Williams to Marshall (29 games, 0 starts)
2nd-string DT Nyles Pinckney to Minnesota (55 games, 15 starts at Clemson)
2nd-string DT Jordan Williams to VPI (38 games, 3 starts at Clemson)
One lost to health-related retirement
DE Justin Foster, who started 10 games at DE in 2019 and then missed 2020 after having Covid complicated by asthma
One lost to discipline-related dismissal
starting CB Derion Kendrick)
I was surprised to hear the rumors because I look at it the same way. Not sure how good the guy is but OU already has two excellent RBs and a couple of others on the roster.Not sure he can help. I haven’t looked but y’all gotta have better backs there
I definitely wouldn’t say stud…this can be a major problem in SEC play. LA rarely produces good linemen. We have a decent cycle right now and the future looks pretty good, but this stings.The only good thing about it is LSU is one of the few schools in the country who can loose a starting tackle and just move another stud into his place
Prunty posted 26 tackles, 10 passes defended, a forced fumble and an interception in nine starts last season. He allowed zero touchdowns and opponents completed just 38.5 percent of passes thrown at him over 525 snaps played.
The well traveled McDougle (5'10/295) was a Freshman All-American who recorded 23 tackles, four TFL and two sacks as a member of West Virginia's defense in 2017. The former three-star recruit then missed 2018 due to NCAA transfer rules after moving to Wazzou. In 2019 McDougle played in all 13 games and recorded 14 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss on the season while earning a very respectable 74.7 defensive grade. He entered the transfer portal back in early November, but after less than two weeks on the open market he withdrew his name from the portal and decided to stick it out with the Cougars. Then in April he announced a transfer to Buffalo, before backing off that pledge and enrolling at UTSA. The perennially indecisive McDougle will now get to play out this season as a Roadrunner.