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Friday, December 14, 2018

Report: Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant to visit North Carolina

Kelly Bryant

Kelly Bryant is set to visit North Carolina this weekend, according to a report.

Inside Carolina reported on Wednesday that Bryant has been in contact with North Carolina’s coaching staff since announcing his plans to transfer from Clemson. Bryant reportedly has already been granted a release from Clemson.

Bryant was the Tigers’ starting quarterback last season after previously spending time as Deshaun Watson’s backup. He competed with freshman Trevor Lawrence for the starting job over the first four games this season. The competition was fair, with each QB getting plenty of snaps and drives to lead the offense. Lawrence became the starter after performing better, leading a frustrated Bryant to announce his intent to transfer.

Bryant will have one year of eligibility left. If he transfers to North Carolina, he would remain in the ACC.

The Tar Heels have been incredible weak at quarterback this season. Nathan Elliot has seen most of the snaps at QB and only has three touchdown passes in four games. Chazz Surratt has thrown three interceptions in his limited action.

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