CUTigers.com first reported several weeks ago that Alabama native Jacquez McKissic would be able to enroll in January after receiving a qualifying ACT score. However, he had not received the official word from the NCAA Clearinghouse.
In fact, he was actually one point short. Well sort of. In an interview with CUTigers.com Tuesday night, McKissic explained the confusion.
"I thought I had it (in that interview), but I was still a point a short," said the standout defensive lineman.
As it turns out however, he actually had the score he needed all along.
"I took the test the twice, the first time I took it I thought I needed two points, and I only got one on the first one. But I got a paper from the NCAA Clearinghouse that I got cleared. So I'm in. I just needed that one point."
McKissic for the spring semester, and could possibly practice with the Tigers for a bowl game.
"I'm really looking forward to getting up there," said McKissic. "They've talked to me about practicing there early. I've talked to Coach Swinney a lot."
When asked what he thought about the Tigers' late season turnaround, the Alabama native said he couldn't believe how things have changed in recent weeks.
"That Miami game was incredible. It was a big upset," added the future Tiger.
McKissic will be brought in to play on the defensive line, and figures to see playing time as early as next season along with redshirt freshmen Rashaad Jackson and Dorrell Scott.
The Clemson coaching staff continues to wait on the qualifying score of Greenville native Cory Lambert, who is hoping to enroll in January also. The three other recruits from the 2004 class that failed to qualify, Durrell Barry, Philip Merling, and Elsmore Gabriel, will be able to enroll next August at the earliest.
Clearinghouse: McKissic Can Enroll
CUTigers.com Top Stories
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP PRESS CONFERENCEWatch Dabo Swinney's Press Conference Prior to the ACC Championship Game Between #3 Clemson and #23 Virginia Tech!
CUTigers.comYesterday at 9:38 AM
WHAT WE ARE HEARING: ACC Championship#3 Clemson looks to secure its second consecutive College Football Playoff berth by winning a record 16th ACC Title and its first back-to-back titles in 28 years!
CUTigers.comFriday at 3:06 PM
TIGERS WIN THRILLERClemson improved to 4-2 with a 60-58 win over Nebraska and helped the ACC win the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge!
CUTigers.comThursday at 7:13 AM
RECRUITING RADARIn our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!
CUTigers.comMonday at 7:25 PM
TIGERS ADVANCE TO ELITE EIGHT!Austen Burnikel scored the first two goals for the Tigers, and Alex Happi added an insurance goal, his 4th in as many games.