While earlier today Clemson made news with a fourth player leaving early to go to the NFL Draft, one prominent Tiger is staying in school for one more run.
Rising senior left tackle Mitch Hyatt announced through the university that he will stay at Clemson for his senior year, citing the desire to get finish school and to take care of “some unfinished business” on the football field.
The ACC honored Hyatt on the First Team of its All-Conference lists the last two seasons, while ESPN and the Sporting News named him a First-Team All-American this past year.
Hyatt also won the highest honor for an ACC lineman, the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, voted on by the defensive coaches in the conference.
Among those who are eligible for the draft who have yet to announce their intentions are DE Clelin Ferrell, DT Christian Wilkins, DE Austin Bryant and LB Kendall Joseph.
Wide receivers Ray-Ray McCloud and Deon Cain, along with safety Van Smith and offensive guard Taylor Hearn have already declared for the NFL Draft, foregoing their remaining eligibility.
The deadline for NFL Draft early entries is Monday, January 15th.