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Clemson WR leaving the program, will transfer after graduating

Mywan Jackson,Bryce McNeal AP

Calm down, Clemson fans.  It’s not that wide receiver.

In a release, the Tigers announced that Bryce McNeal has decided to leave the football program.  The redshirt sophomore will stay at Clemson until he graduates in the spring, then seek a transfer to another university in order to continue his collegiate career.

No specific reason for the decision was give,

“Bryce has decided to leave the team, but will remain in school with plans to  graduate this summer,” said Head Coach Dabo Swinney. “He plans to attend another school and play football in 2012.  Graduating in three years will be quite an accomplishment.

“Bryce has been a fine representative of the Clemson program and we hoped he would remain with the team.  But, he wants to fully concentrate on his studies so he can graduate this summer.  We wish him the best and will help him any way we can.”

McNeal had played in all three games this season, including a start, but had just one reception for eight yards.  He played in 12 of 13 games last year, and totaled 19 receptions for 187 yards.

As a four-star member of Clemson’s 2009 recruiting class, McNeal was the No. 10 receiver in the country according to Rivals.com.  Prior to signing with the Tigers, McNeal, who played his high school ball in Minneapolis, took official visits to Colorado, Minnesota and Oregon.  It’s unclear whether either of those three schools will be considered this time around.

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2 Responses to “Clemson WR leaving the program, will transfer after graduating”
  1. trbowman says: Sep 27, 2011 7:25 AM

    Come to Notre Dame Bryce.

  2. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 27, 2011 5:08 PM

    Good for him. At least he has his priorities in line. Anyone can respect that. Clemson has been stockpiling talent these last two years, looks like they are for real this year.

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