Clemson not planning to pursue quarterback in transfer portal
Clemson is not planning to add a quarterback through the transfer portal this offseason, offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter said on Monday.
Streeter spoke with reporters on Monday afternoon and emphasized Clemson’s “loyalty” to the players already in the program.
Clemson will go into next season with incumbent starter D.J. Uiagalelei, 5-star freshmen Cade Klubnik and former walk-ons Hunter Helms and Billy Wiles
“We feel good about about where are, especially with Helms and Wiles coming on,” Streeter said, via 247Sports’ Anna Hickey. “I love that about our program. It’s a program that is loyal to our players.”
Clemson not planning on going to portal for a QB. Will have D.J., two former walk-ons, and freshman Cade Klubnik. Streeter: "We feel good about about where are, especially with Helms and Wiles coming on. I love that about our program. It's a program that is loyal to our players."
— Anna Hickey (@AnnaH247) December 20, 2021
Uiagalelei will be the favorite to be the starter at the beginning of next season, but he’ll likely need to improve in 2022 in order to keep his job. Uiagalelei posted an ACC-worst passer efficiency rating of 109.3.
Klubnik is the most likely candidate to replace Uiagalelei if a change is needed. He’s the No. 1 overall quarterback prospect in the class of 2022 and just finished off an undefeated high school career at Westlake High School in Texas.
Streeter is entering his first offseason as Clemson’s offensive coordinator. He replaces Tony Elliott, who took the Virginia job this offseason.
Clemson faces Iowa State in the Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 29.