On Friday, Clemson cornerback Kyler McMichael went public that he’s entering the NCAA transfer portal. The former four-star recruit quickly made his decision, announcing where he’ll transfer to in less than 24 hours.
Coming out of high school, McMichael was the No. 8 cornerback and No. 56 overall recruit according to 247Sports’ rankings. He held offers from several teams, including Auburn and Georgia.
It turns out that McMichael will remain in the ACC next season.
McMichael announced on social media that he’s transferring to North Carolina. Although he’ll have it sit out this upcoming season, the six-foot-one cornerback has three years of eligibility remaining.
“Beyond blessed and grateful to be apart of such an amazing team last year at Clemson, however, today I begin my next chapter in life as I redirect my journey and travel to Chapel Hill, to the University of North Carolina and become a Tar Heel,” McMichael wrote on Twitter.
Here is his full statement:
— Kyler J. McMichael (@kylermc22) July 20, 2019
It’s an unfortunate loss for the Tigers heading into this fall, but they’ll remain among the favorites to win the national title.
McMichael saw roughly 100 snaps last season at Clemson. His decision to join North Carolina should allow him to see a much larger role in the future.