Clemson football transfer portal tracker: Who's leaving, joining the Tigers

Clemson football's 2023 season is over, but roster movement is in full swing. Players around the country are making decisions about their playing futures: Some declaring for the NFL Draft, some choosing to enter the transfer portal and some remaining where they are.

Clemson, like most college football programs, has lost plenty of players to the portal in years past, including 10 in the current cycle. Coach Dabo Swinney is known not to recruit many players out of the portal, however. Last offseason, he brought in just one: Quarterback Paul Tyson, who attempted four passes as a Tiger.

Swinney's approach to transfer portal recruiting may be changing; he offered four offensive linemen who were in the portal in this cycle and all four chose other schools.

Here's a look at who is leaving and joining Clemson football via the transfer portal.

Players leaving Clemson via transfer portal

Brannon Spector, WR – Spector is a graduate who played made six starts in four seasons at Clemson and missed the 2021 season with respiratory challenges. He finished his career with the Tigers with 38 receptions for 372 yards and two touchdowns. Spector is the younger brother of former Clemson linebacker Baylon Spector, a 2022 NFL Draft pick. He entered the transfer portal on Jan. 2 and announced on Jan. 10 that he'd be playing at Jacksonville State of Conference USA next season.

Lannden Zanders, S – Zanders started 10 games in his first two seasons at Clemson before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in the Tigers’ season opener against Georgia in 2021. The safety from Shelby, N.C., stepped away from football in August of 2022 following several shoulder injuries, but decided to enter the portal on Dec. 19.

Andrew Mukuba, S – A junior from Austin, Texas, Mukuba started 10 games last season and finished with a career-low 42 tackles in 578 snaps. He was a Freshman All-American in 2021 and ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year after becoming the first true freshman defensive back to start a season opener for the Tigers. He entered the portal on Dec. 5 and committed to Texas on Dec 18.

David Ojiegbe, DL – Ojiegbe entered the portal on Dec. 5. A freshman defensive lineman from Largo, Maryland, and a former four-star recruit, Ojiegbe redshirted last season, playing 11 snaps in two games. He has committed to Pitt.

Domonique Thomas, RB – A former walk-on who earned a scholarship, Clemson’s third-team running back entered the portal on Dec. 4. The redshirt junior from Ohatchee, Alabama, played in all 12 games last season, rushing for 116 yards on 18 carries. He announced Dec. 16 that he was transferring to Georgia State.

Toriano Pride Jr., CB — Sophomore corner Toriano Pride Jr. announced his decision to transfer Nov. 30. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound St. Louis native has two years of eligibility remaining. He appeared in 26 games with three starts across two seasons at Clemson and totaled 36 tackles, a sack and an interception. Pride committed to Missouri on Dec. 6.

Sage Ennis, TE — Redshirt junior tight end Sage Ennis intends to enter the portal, 247Sports reported Nov. 30. He played in 41 games in his four seasons at Clemson. In his 10 games this season, Ennis finished with 52 receiving yards on three receptions. He announced Dec. 16 he was transferring to Florida A&M, then ultimately cast his lot with Virginia on Jan. 8 after Florida A&M head coach Willie Simmons left the program to coach running backs at Duke.

Beaux Collins, WR — Junior wide receiver Beaux Collins told ESPN on Nov. 30 he would enter the transfer portal. The Los Angeles native was Clemson's leader in yards per game (48.4) this season with 510 yards on 38 receptions in 11 games. Collins announced Dec. 10 he would transfer to Notre Dame.

Mitchell Mayes, OL — Senior guard Mitchell Mayes announced he would transfer Wednesday. The Raleigh native played in nine games this season and started five, primarily at right guard. Mayes was a highly regarded player out of high school in the class of 2020: He was the No. 3 player in North Carolina and No. 6 offensive guard in the class per 247Sports Composite. He appeared in 32 games and started nine in his four seasons at Clemson. Mayes announced Dec. 11 that he was transferring to Charlotte.

Hunter Helms, QB — Backup quarterback Hunter Helms announced his decision to transfer on Nov. 28. The redshirt junior walked on at Clemson before the 2020 season and eventually earned a scholarship. He finished his Clemson career having appeared in nine games, going 23-for-27 with 218 yards and two touchdowns. Helms announced on Jan. 5 that he'll play next season at Rhode Island after also considering Ohio, Buffalo and Florida Atlantic, among others

Players transferring to Clemson

None yet — Check back for updates throughout the offseason.

This article originally appeared on Greenville News: Clemson football transfer portal tracker: Who's coming and going