Good morning Clemson Nation! This is today’s Clemson Tigers News.
Clemson Volleyball vs Eastern Kentucky: 4:00 PM in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (NIVC Tournament)
Clemson Women’s Basketball at Auburn: 9:00 PM in Auburn, Alabama
Nate Wiggins will opt out of bowl game and declare for the NFL
Clemson Football learned earlier in the week that Jeremiah Trotter would be declaring for the NFL Draft and opting out of the upcoming bowl game. Yesterday, they learned another Tiger will be joining him.
Nate Wiggins announced his intentions to enter the 2024 NFL Draft and opt out of Clemson’s bowl game.
Wiggins has gained a lot of attention from scouts this season, and it looks like he is possibly a Day 1, worst case a Day 2 guy in the upcoming draft.
As I said with Trotter, I wish Wiggins was playing for selfish reasons. He’s a very good football player and I like Clemson to have their best football players when they step on the field. I like all teams to have their best versions of themselves in the postseason.
I also understand their decision to opt-out. It is soul-crushing when a draftable player goes down with an injury in a bowl game where nothing is on the line except a bowl trophy. In my opinion, it is not selfish to protect their future.
Another departure was announced just down the road in Columbia.
Spencer Rattler announces his entry into the draft, which was similarly expected. Thanks to Clemson, the Gamecocks will not have a bowl for Spencer Rattler to opt out of. The Gamecocks would have needed to win against the Tigers to reach six wins.
2025 in-state prospect Amare Adams announced that he will make his verbal commitment on December 3rd.
Adams is a 6‘-3.5” and 290-pound defensive lineman from South Florence High School. He is a 4-star ranked 111th overall in the 247Sports Composite. He has two Crystal Balls for South Carolina, both entered by writers from The Big Spur.
Charges have been dropped against Clemson Football alum Justyn Ross
Ross agreed to diversion, which is a program that puts alternative sentences in place to avoid jail time for first-time offenders with minor charges.
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