Clemson Football: Tucker Israel transferring out of the program

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Kelly Bryant
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Kelly Bryant /

Clemson football quarterback Tucker Israel announced that he would be transferring out of the program on Monday after he gets his degree.

Clemson football redshirt junior quarterback Tucker Israel announced that he is transferring out of the program on Monday.

Israel arrived on campus in January 2015 as the No. 12 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation.

He was known for breaking several passing records in the state of Florida, many of which were set by Tim Tebow.

He redshirted in 2015 and was low on the depth chart in 2016 before becoming sick and missing the 2017 season.

Israel is set to graduate from Clemson after this semester, so he will most likely go somewhere where he can play right away and begin pursuing a graduate degree. We wish him nothing but the best going forward!

Here’s Israel’s official statement, via Clemson football.

And then there were four…

Just two weeks ago, Clemson football had six scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. Now, after hearing that Zerrick Cooper and Tucker Israel will transfer, the Tigers have four left.

Those four include senior Kelly Bryant, sophomore Hunter Johnson, redshirt freshman Chase Bryce, and true-freshman Trevor Lawrence.

It should be a battle this spring between all of those guys.

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The attrition will continue…

Unfortunately, this is one of the downfalls of being a “blue blood” in College Football.

You’re going to have guys like Cooper and Israel, who were 4-stars out of high school, transfer out of the program to seek playing time elsewhere.

There’s a couple of other guys to keep your eye one when talking about transfers. I think the quarterbacks situation is done for this season, but there are a few other positions that could suffer attrition due to transfers.