Clemson football is putting on the final touches on the Class of 2023 with the commitment of Khalil Barnes on Friday. Here’s John Chancey’s story on Barnes in case you missed it.
JP Priester notes that over half of the 2023 Class is scheduled to enroll early.
On the outgoing side of things, I have to admit to being a tad surprised that D.J. Uiagalelei was the number two overall ranked player in the portal behind former North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary in the PFF.com transfer portal rankings.
Never has a player with 2,500 yards and better than a 3 to 1 touchdown-to-interception ratio been so lambasted by the media as Uiagalelei, but here’s an outfit that says out of the thousand + transfers in the portal, Uiagalelei’s the second best.
Something doesn’t add up here.
It either shows you teams are desperate for a quarterback or perhaps the level of criticism leveled at Uiagalelei was out of proportion to his skills.
Look, there’s no doubt it didn’t work for D.J. at Clemson, that’s undeniable. Maybe it was more the scheme that he didn’t fit into more than just being a “bad” quarterback.
Again, it’s just one ranking of transfers, but even 247sports.com has Uiagalelei as the number 3 ranking.
It will be fascinating to follow former Clemson football quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei’s transfer portal journey
One thing for sure is it’ll be fascinating to see where Uiagalelei ends up and how he performs at his new destination.
Other Clemson News
James Franklin apparently hitched a ride with Dabo last week after a canceled flight.
Clemson basketball takes on Richmond this afternoon at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville in an important non-conference game for the Tigers.
Eleven games into the season the Tigers already have two bad losses (and a good win over Penn State) and 19 more ACC games await the team beginning next Wednesday (at Georgia Tech) and this is their final non-conference game. If the Tigers hope for an at large berth to the NCAA Tournament they simply can’t afford another non-conference loss, especially as a favorite.
Clemson is a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 133.5. Kenpom.com gives the Tigers a 60% chance to win, while ESPN favors the Spiders at 53.5%.
We’ll have an analysis and predictions later today.