Clemson Tigers News: Transfer portal, Andrew Ciufo, Barrett Carter

No activity for Clemson Football in the transfer portal yet, Baseball loses a key player for the season and CBS ranks two Tigers in their Top 100 for 2024 college football.
Clemson junior Andrew Ciufo (5) drops the bat as he runs to first base
Clemson junior Andrew Ciufo (5) drops the bat as he runs to first base / MCKENZIE LANGE/ Staff / USA TODAY

The transfer portal opens, no activity for Clemson yet

The spring window for the transfer opened on Monday evening, and there have been several players from around college football who have entered, with a handful of programs being impacted significantly. Overall, however, the activity so far hasn’t compared to what we witnessed in the December window.

Clemson Football has not had a player enter the portal as of yet. If I am ‘reading the tea leaves’ correctly, it does not sound like many of the people close to the program expect much activity.

That doesn’t mean zero activity. I fully expect that there will be departures, but they might not be on a timetable. The window doesn’t last long, so we will learn if anyone is transferring out in the next couple of weeks.

Andrew Ciufo is out for the rest of the Clemson Baseball season

On Tuesday evening, Clemson Baseball head coach Erik Bakich confirmed that Andrew Ciufo had surgery on his ACL and will not be able to return this season.

Ciufo does have eligibility remaining if he chooses to utilize it. The Tigers defeated the Charlotte 49ers 8-5 on Tuesday.

Two Clemson Football players ranked by CBS in their Top 100 for 2024

CBS Sports has released a Top 100 ranking of players for the upcoming 2024 season compiled by Blake Brockermeyer. Clemson Football has two names on the list.

Brockermeyer ranks linebacker Barrett Carter at No. 24 overall. He cites Carter’s abilities in pass coverage as a talent that sets him apart. He notes that Carter has room for improvement over his 2023 performance.

"He missed too many tackles, 12, last season in the box and can do a better job of finishing in the run game. Cleaning that up is likely a big reason he returned for his senior season. Jeremiah Trotter Jr. is gone, now it's Carter's turn to be the star of Clemon's defense."

Blake Brockermeyer

Defensive end TJ Parker comes in at No. 78.

"A top-50 recruit, Parker flashed on film as a freshman and delivered in the stat sheet, generating 5.5 sacks and 37 pressures.  Parker wins with an explosive first step and has the power to work through tackles and finish at the quarterback. He's solid against the run, too."

Blake Brockermeyer

Colorado cornerback Travis Hunter tops the list.

Other notes:

Clemson Softball defeated the Winthrop Eagles 4-0 Tuesday evening in their last home game of the regular season.

Clemson Women’s Tennis faces the Boston College Eagles today in the first round of the ACC Tournament.