Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant, who’s transferring out of the Tigers’ program, has been linked to several major programs on the transfer market. He’s reportedly already scheduled one visit.
247Sports is reporting that Bryant, a multi-year starter at Clemson, is considering another ACC football program.
InsideCarolina is reporting that Bryant has scheduled a visit to North Carolina.
Clemson quarterback transfer Kelly Bryant is expected to visit North Carolina this weekend, sources confirmed to Inside Carolina. The Tar Heels host Virginia Tech on Saturday night at Kenan Stadium.
According to sources, the UNC staff has been in contact with Bryant since he decided to leave Clemson a couple weeks ago and subsequently received his release.
Bryant opted to transfer out of Clemson after Dabo Swinney named Trevor Lawrence the team’s starting quarterback. He has one year of eligibility remaining and will be immediately eligible in 2019.
The former Clemson quarterback spoke to the Greenville News about his transfer decision.
“I feel like it’s what’s best for me and my future,” Bryant said. “I was just going to control what I could control and try to make the most of my opportunity, but at the end of the day, I just don’t feel like I’ve gotten a fair shot.”
“I’ve been with this senior class for four years. Seeing how much we built and poured into this program, it’s tough to walk away from it,” Bryant added. “But at the same time, I’ve got to do what’s best for me. And I feel like this is the best situation for me.”
Bryant has been linked to several other major programs, too. Florida State, Oklahoma and Penn State, among other schools, have been mentioned as possible options.
It’s unclear if Bryant is seriously considering any other options. He can take his time with his decision, waiting until 2019. LSU’s starting quarterback, Joe Burrow, didn’t transfer out of Ohio State and into the Tigers’ program until this past summer, for example.