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Former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant set to visit another SEC school

Kelly Bryant announced in September that he was transferring from Clemson.
Kelly Bryant announced in September that he was transferring from Clemson. USA TODAY Sports

Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant took a visit to Arkansas over the weekend. Next up is a trip to another SEC school.

Bryant will visit Missouri on Saturday when the Tigers host Kentucky, a source told The State on Sunday.

Missouri is 4-3 on the season and is led by quarterback Drew Lock. The Tigers will need to replace the senior Lock next year.

Bryant has completed two visits so far, trips to North Carolina and Arkansas, as he works to find his next landing spot after announcing in September that he was transferring.

Bryant has one year of eligibility remaining, which he will complete in 2019. The former Wren High quarterback is taking online classes at Clemson as he works to complete his master’s degree.

Bryant was 36 of 54 passing for 461 yards with two touchdowns and one interception through four games with Clemson in 2018. He also rushed for 130 yards and a pair of scores.

Bryant led Clemson to the ACC title and College Football Playoff in his first year as a starter last season.

ALL PLAYERS SAFE

Clemson did not have any players injured when a clubhouse floor collapsed at an apartment complex in Clemson early Sunday morning, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said during his teleconference Sunday night.

Clemson walk-on running back Sylvester Mayers was at the event but did not get hurt. Mayers was the only player in attendance, according to Swinney.

“What a horrible thing to see,” Swinney said. “Thoughts and prayers to all of those who were a part of that, and I don’t really have many other details than that. But that’s the only person we had involved.”

DE LIKELY TO REDSHIRT

Clemson played 85 players Saturday against N.C. State, but defensive end K.J. Henry did not get in the game. The freshman and former five-star recruit will redshirt this season as long as he is not needed later in the year, Swinney said Sunday.

Henry has already played in four games, which is the maximum amount he can play in and still maintain a year of eligibility.

“He’s ready if we need him, but he really wants to redshirt if we can,” Swinney said. “We wanted to have him ready so if we needed him, we wouldn’t be starting from scratch. We’re going to hold tight on K.J., and he’s excited about that. Right now, we’re in a position where we can hold him. We’ll see how that plays out. If it all works out, we’re going to throw him in that weight room, and he’s going to be a special player here.”

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