Veteran LB transfers to Mississippi State

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — Clemson linebacker Brandon Maye says he will transfer to Mississippi State to play his final season.

A three-year starter at Clemson, Maye says he is transferring to be closer to his home in Mobile, Ala., and also to enroll in Mississippi State’s sports administration graduate program. Maye is expected to complete his undergraduate degree in sociology in May.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound senior says he will ask the NCAA to waive a one-year residency requirement because he is enrolling in a graduate program. If he is eligible, Maye could immediately help a Bulldogs’ defense that is trying to replace all three starters from last season.

Maye made 43 tackles last season for the Tigers.