CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson linebacker Mike Jones Jr. has entered the NCAA switch portal, changing into the primary participant to be leaving the Tigers’ high 15 protection that was projected to have all 11 starters returning subsequent season.
A workforce spokesman stated the athletic division’s compliance workplace confirmed Jones had entered the NCAA switch portal.
Jones, a 6-0, 220-pound redshirt sophomore from Nashville, Tennessee, began seven video games this season in serving to the protection lead the Atlantic Coast Convention and end 15th nationally with 326 yards allowed per sport.
“Clemson household has been the very best, I wouldn’t commerce these final three years for the world,” Jones posted on social media.
That group was anticipated to remain collectively into subsequent season as a number of standouts like linebacker James Skalski, security Nolan Turner and cornerback Derion Kendrick all selected to return for an additional faculty season.
Skalski and Turner took benefit of an allowable sixth season granted by the NCAA because of the coronavirus. Kendrick, a junior, was thought of a first- or second-round NFL draft decide, however returned for an additional season.
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