Clemson sophomore linebacker and former four-star recruit Mike Jones Jr. has entered the transfer portal Monday. He's listed as a graduate transfer.

Jones Jr. played in nine games during 2020, tallying 26 tackles with four for losses, half a sack, and two interceptions. He had a pick against Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl loss.

Jones could still withdraw his name from the portal if he chooses but is at risk of losing his scholarship while his name sits. Schools are no longer forced to keep a player's scholarship after the player chooses to enter the transfer portal, but Jones will have options available to him.

With NCAA rules and regulations getting looser by the day, the number of college athletes looking to find themselves at a different school is only going to grow.

Jones' departure puts 2020 freshman Trenton Simpson into the forefront of one of Clemson's starting linebacker spots.