Clemson LB enters transfer portal

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Clemson LB enters transfer portal

Clemson graduate linebacker Shaq Smith has entered the NCAA transfer portal, a source confirmed on Wednesday. He could transfer and play immediately.

He was expected to compete for a starting role. Smith totaled 29 tackles with a sack and interception over 203 snaps in 26 games.

He was rated as a five-star prospect of IMG Academy.

Smith said this spring he was eager for a bigger role.

“Exciting is an understatement for me, I am going on year four and I've been around some great guys. I've been here since Ben Boulware and Dorian (O'Daniel) and Kendall (Joseph) and JD (Davis) and Tre (Lamar),” Smith said. “All are great guys and all are great leaders and all are great players. So to be able to sit behind those guys, watch those guys lead, you know, watch those guys, even the front four like Christian (Wilkins) and Clelin (Ferrell) and all of those guys - to watch them, to see them and how they love their teammates or how they work and how they helped take this team to the top.

“And now it's a chance for me to be in the exact same role. It's a great feeling because I feel like I've had
great examples since I've been here and for it to be my time is a great feeling. I feel like I have natural leadership ability, and after watching the guys who have been great leaders that came before me and taking some basic pieces from them I feel like helps me in that leadership role. And I feel like I have a lot of respect from the guys on my team. To be a great leader, you have to be a great follower and I’ve always been a follower."

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spacer Who took the starting spot?
A912®
spacer Skalski is the best LB on the team. Was Shaq a MIKE LB?***
El Tigre 1
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KAllen
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Carlsbad®
spacer Thought he was by far the best at middle
josephg®
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Carlsbad®
spacer I meant as of this spring. I didn't mean
josephg®
spacer Re: Skalski is the best LB on the team. Was Shaq a MIKE LB?***
HopefulTiger®
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Carlsbad®
spacer Re: Skalski is the best LB on the team. Was Shaq a MIKE LB?***
TigerAidan
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Carlsbad®
spacer He will lead the team in tackles this year. Mark it down.
El Tigre 1
spacer He picked up the scheme as a true Fr and played pretty early
CM Shack
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Claynick7
spacer jones and venables will be good too***
Neal in NC®
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brrntaylor
spacer He's obviously not getting it done. I wish him well
TigerDominance®
spacer I'm surprised that you would assert that at all
Knuck®
spacer I'm not really sure what you mean by this? Shaq has had
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ZeeGantt®
spacer Well that's a head scratcher
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Claynick7
spacer I hope Mike Jones is ready***
JD404®
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spacer Shaq has 2 years of eligibility left***
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lhaselden
spacer He has already graduated.***
Smiling Tiger®
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KAllen
spacer Feaster graduates this summer.***
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spacer Re: Feaster graduates this summer.***
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lhaselden
spacer Shaq Smith earned his degree and graduated.
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ancientorange
spacer No better opportunity to shine than at CLEMSON
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FutureDoc
spacer When is it okay to start complaining about how many transfers we seem to be losing?
Judge Keller®
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morris
spacer I agree with your point.
Judge Keller®
spacer it May be sometime after we stop winning 2/3 National Championships.
lovingit®
spacer Difference is in the winning. Or not winning in BB's case.***
ShawnC
spacer The difference is that our football coaches can do no wrong
Judge Keller®
spacer See above statement about winning or not winning.***
ShawnC
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Tiger Contractor
spacer No, our basketball players leave because they want more
Judge Keller®
spacer I'm guessing the post spring depth chart just came out***
clemchem®
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CU_Kobe_24®
spacer Yes, it affects depth, but all you guys surmising what a
CootNDawgHater
spacer It is a huge loss, for the depth & knowledge of the defense
Knuck®
spacer You're assuming he knew the playbook. The knock on him
CootNDawgHater
spacer Coming out of the spring, BV himself gave a glowing review
Knuck®
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Carlsbad®
spacer He received his degree in Parks, Recreation, and
Smiling Tiger®
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Thecatch2
spacer Is it safe to say, "that sucks!" Like everyone else, thought he was ready to take over***
tigerfanatic12
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Carlsbad®
spacer Re: Is it safe to say, "that sucks!" Like everyone else, thought he was ready to take over***
brrntaylor
spacer Re: Is it safe to say, "that sucks!" Like everyone else, thought he was ready to take over***
Carlsbad®
spacer Each successive post of yours talks him up more and more
TigersAndCubs
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KAllen
spacer Bummer . . . I’ve been waiting on him to put it altogether and ball out.
lovingit®
spacer Good luck, Shaq.***
Smiling Tiger®
spacer Most of these guys entering the transfer portal
tiger4x4
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ClemTig®
spacer Sometimes the ranking services, and coaches, miss on a
CootNDawgHater
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CUGRAD90
spacer Do you think he played like a 5 star? No. He
tiger4x4
spacer One thing for sure is if he doesn’t want to be here, he needs to go
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wesdg007
spacer Yeah, Feaster was a very solid RB and would've been our #1
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Carlsbad®
spacer I have a couple of thoughts on this
TigersAndCubs
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spacer He could've done this under the old rules.
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spacer This transfer portal thing is bad for some kids.
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spacer he just texted me and told me that you changed his mind
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spacer I DESPISE the ransfer portal!
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spacer Extremely flawed logic
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