A Brandon Maye Update

CLEMSON – Freshman Brandon Maye might be leaning toward transferring from Clemson, according to a report. Tigers defensive coordinator Vic Koenning spoke to CUTigers.com Friday night about the situation.

Maye, a linebacker who redshirted this season, left Clemson Thursday night to go to Mardi Gras in his hometown of Mobile, Ala., where it is a very big deal much like in New Orleans.

Maye was upset prior to leaving because Koenning didn't allow the true freshman to bolt from campus until all his study hall hours that he had missed had been made up.

"I talked to him (Thursday) night at 7 and he didn't mention anything about transferring," Koenning said. "He gave no indication that he was going to Mobile and that he wouldn't be coming back.

"He's supposed to be back Sunday night."

Radio talk show host Phil Kornblut reported Friday night that Maye was unhappy with his situation at Clemson and could be considering transferring to an SEC school.

CUTigers.com confirmed through multiple sources Maye has no intentions of transfering and will be back at Clemson next week.

That wouldn't totally shock Koenning, especially considering what has happened in the last few weeks.

"Brandon told me about 10 days ago that a coach from an SEC school was texting him, but he wouldn't say who it was," Koenning said. "So, I just let it be because it was none of my business."

If true, that would be considered tampering and a direct violation of NCAA rules. It's not a small violation, either, especially if Maye were to transfer to that coach's school.

Koenning went on to say that the Clemson football team is a family and a tight one at that. He also stated that he wouldn't prevent anyone from leaving who isn't happy.

"If you're not on board, you need to get out of the boat," he said. "Brandon is going to be a very good player and play an important role for us, but this is a team and the team comes first."

Maye is currently projected as a MIKE linebacker and figures to see playing time this year after a strong year on the scout team.

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