5 most painful Clemson transfer portal departures of all time

Clemson fans have adjusted to players leaving for the transfer portal, but some exits have stung worse than others.
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Billy Amick

There aren’t many universities that would include a baseball transfer among their most painful, but this one dipped a bit lower than most.

Amick hailed from a family that had close ties to Clemson University for several years. He wasn’t on radars going into the 2023 season, but he had a massive impact on Clemson Baseball. He was named as an All-American for the Tigers. He had a .413 batting average, 69 hits, and 13 home runs.

Amick had a grand slam in the ACC Tournament which helped them to win the conference championship. The Tigers hosted a regional but were upended by the Tennessee Volunteers in an epic showdown. They ran out of steam and lost to Charlotte, ending their postseason run.

Amick shocked the Clemson fanbase when he decided to enter the transfer portal. Even head coach Erik Bakich was caught by surprise and traveled to where Amick was playing summer baseball to try to talk him out of it, but Amick eventually elected to transfer to Tennessee, the program that had just won the Clemson Regional.

To sum up, not only did Clemson Baseball lose an All-American, but it was a guy whose family had been connected to the university for generations, and then he transferred to the program which had broken a long winning streak for the Tigers on their own diamond. That stung.

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