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Clemson transfer Joseph Charleston drawing interest from Kentucky

Kentucky is already showing interest in the former 4-star recruit, but it looks like another SEC program could be in better shape.

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Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats have been doing a fantastic job in the transfer market, and it looks like they have a shot to add to it.

Mike Farrell of Rivals reported that Clemson Tigers defensive back Joseph Charleston entered the transfer portal this week.

Farrell added that Charleston is receiving a lot of early interest from teams, including Kentucky, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Texas, Utah and West Virginia among others.

However, Farrell believes there is a shot that the Georgia native ends up at Georgia or Georgia Tech.

“Charleston is another high-level national prospect to enter the portal, and he never really went through the recruiting process, so it’s hard to read relationship he formed at that time. A Georgia native, I would expect Georgia and Georgia Tech to show some interest here as well. He’s a very sure tackler at safety.”

Charleston is a former 4-star recruit out of the 2019 class. During the 2020 season, he was third in tackles for Clemson with 55.

This season, Charleston played 66 snaps and made seven tackles but missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.

Farrell ranked Charleston an 8.1 out of 10 on the impact meter.

6.1-9.0. — A high-impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.”

Kentucky has become a popular landing spot for transfers from powerhouse schools, so it will be interesting to see if they can land another in Charleston.