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Clemson defensive end Lasamuel Davis transferring from football program

June 29, 2017

CLEMSON — The depth at defensive end got a little thinner for Clemson on Thursday after redshirt freshman Lasamuel Davis decided to transfer.

Davis, who hails from Bamberg, did not play in 2016-17 and instead took a redshirt year during the Tigers’ national championship run. Rated by ESPN as the No. 31 defensive end in the nation and No. 10 player in South Carolina coming out of high school, Davis recorded three tackles and half of a sack in the Tigers’ annual spring game in April. He was not listed as a first or second string end on the Tigers’ summer depth chart for the upcoming season but could have had the chance to earn some playing time.

Reserve defensive end Richard Yeargin was involved in a car accident recently that will force him to the sidelines for the entire 2017 season as he heals from a neck injury.

Samuel chose Clemson over the likes of Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Notre Dame. He was recruited by Marion Hobby, who has since left the Tigers’ program to take a job in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Tigers open their season Sept. 2 against Kent State. The team and incoming freshmen officially reported to school Wednesday.