Former Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Josh Belk was only on campus for three months before making the decision to transfer closer to home and now it appears he’s zeroing in on South Carolina.
The official story from both Clemson and Belk are that family circumstances have changed and he’s being drawn back closer to home. However, that hasn’t stopped rumors from swirling and some general confusion over Belk’s decision to get a lawyer involved.
Everett Stubbs is representing Belk publicly and he recently took the time to explain his involvement in the process to put some of the rumors to bed.
Stubbs told Matt Connolly of The State that Belk approached him at an event because he knew that he was a lawyer and was seeking some advice on the transfer process. Stubbs did more research and discovered that it could be a complicated matter and wanted to help Belk further.
“Clemson University made this as smooth as possible once Josh addressed his concerns and his needs and wants as far as him and his family goes,” Stubbs said. “I have a newfound respect for Dabo Swinney and Clemson University because they could’ve made this process a lot harder.”
Belk was granted his unconditional release and may now choose to attend any school he’d like. He should also have a chance to plead his case for immediate eligibility if the family hardship that has inspired his decision meets their criteria.