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Amir Trapp Announces Intent to Transfer from Clemson

NCAA Football: Clemson at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson CB Amir Trapp will be transferring from Clemson to continue his playing career elsewhere. Coach Swinney confirmed the news with TigerNet today and wished Trapp well despite his disappointment that Trapp did not remain with the Tigers.

No word has come down on where Trapp might end up, but coming out of high school the son of former Clemson player James Trapp had an offer from Gardner-Webb and interest from Furman and Costal Carolina. It will be interesting to see if he sticks with an FBS team or decides to go the FCS route to finish out school.

Amir finishes his time at Clemson with just under 100 snaps across 2 seasons of play. He saw an increase in playing time this year in part due to numerous injuries to Clemson’s secondary. Unfortunately he never quite developed enough to become a consistent backup and appears to have decided the best way to continue his career is to transfer.

With Trapp gone that will give Clemson 10 definite scholarships for the class of 2018, but more importantly this will help smooth out numbers between classes. The current sophomore class, players with another 2 years of eligibility, numbers 22 now with Trapp’s departure. As we’ve said before, Clemson will likely need 4-5 transfers this year if the team wants to avoid an extremely small recruiting class.