Sophomore cornerback Cortez Davis will transfer from Clemson

Davis played in all 13 games last fall as a reserve CB and was a regular on special teams

Clemson cornerback Cortez Davis tackles South Carolina's Justice Cunningham as he leaps over Clemson strong safety Rashard Hall on a pass play in the first quarter on Saturday.

Photo by Sefton Ipock

Clemson cornerback Cortez Davis tackles South Carolina's Justice Cunningham as he leaps over Clemson strong safety Rashard Hall on a pass play in the first quarter on Saturday.

Rising sophomore Cortez Davis, who was pressed into action this season after the Tigers were hit by injuries at the cornerback position, has been granted a release to transfer from Clemson, according to multiple reports.

The 6-3 Davis was recruited by Dabo Swinney and his staff with an eye toward adding size at the cornerback position. He starred both as a defensive back and wide receiver at Mainland High in Daytona Beach, Fla., and was heavily pursued by both Clemson and Florida State.

Davis was rated as one of the nation's top wide receiver prospects by recruiting analyst Max Emfinger.

Davis redshirted his first year at Clemson, and then played on special teams and as a reserve cornerback last fall. He played in all 13 games, logged 106 snaps at cornerback, and made 18 tackles. He also caused a fumble and had seven special teams tackles, which ranked fifth on the team.

Davis' departure leaves the Tigers will four experienced corners returning for the 2013 season - Darius Robinson, Bashaud Breeland, Martin Jenkins and Garry Peters.

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Bleedsorange writes:

Why ? He played. Not saying he is irreplaceable, but why?

KerryCapps writes:

Clemson confirmed his transfer, but hasn't released anything officially yet...attributed to 'personal reasons,' which, of course, could mean anything or nothing...

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