It may not be the transfer that Clemson football fans wanted, but it was one they needed, that’s for sure.
Former Alabama and Arizona quarterback Paul Tyson has signed with Clemson as a graduate transfer.
With Billy Wiles headed to Southern Miss and D.J. Uiagalelei apparently headed to Hawaii, the Tigers find themselves a bit thin at the most important position on the field.
How thin? Well, this year’s transfer quarterback Hunter Johnson is next up if something happens to Cade Klubnik.
That’s pretty thin considering Johnson played in two games and totaled 10 yards passing on the season.
Tyson is the great-grandson of Paul “Bear” Bryant and was widely rumored to be headed to Tigertown after visiting practice last week.
An original member of the Class of 2019 out of Trussville, Alabama, Tyson was rated as a 4-star by 247sports.com and the No. 321 player overall.
His recruiting profile shows offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Duke, Michigan and Notre Dame, among others, so this was not a situation where a scholarship was given because of a legacy situation.
In 2021 Tyson was 10 of 16 for 150 yards for the Crimson Tide.
Clemson football will be very young and inexperienced at quarterback in 2023
There’s no doubt that even with Tyson, the Tigers will be very young at the quarterback position in 2022.
Heading into the bowl game Cade Klubnik’s thrown about a game and a half worth of passes over his true freshman season and his presumed back up, Chris Vizzina just signed his NLI this morning.
This was a position that the Tigers needed to fill and they did so, using the portal in exactly the way Dabo Swinney said they would.
That said, there are holes to fill on this roster and still quite a few spots up in the air, especially along the defensive line, where we know Myles Murphy is gone, but there are still questions around Bryan Bresee and Tyler Davis.
So, we know the Tigers will in fact use the portal, but now the question is how often will they dip their toe into the newest way of recruiting in college football.