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Former Clemson RB Lyn-J Dixon back in transfer portal

Matt Connolly06/27/22
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Lyn-J Dixon
Former Clemson running back Lyn-J Dixon went back in the transfer portal. (John Byrum/Getty Images)

Former Clemson running back Lyn-J Dixon is once again on the move.

The West Virginia senior entered the transfer portal Monday afternoon, On3 confirmed.

Dixon spent the first 3.5 seasons of his college career at Clemson, before entering the transfer portal in September.

He eventually landed at West Virginia but is now leaving the program before ever appearing in a game.

Lyn-J Dixon appeared in three games and made one start for the Tigers last season before entering the transfer portal. He finished with 10 carries for 48 yards in 2022.

Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney made it clear that he was disappointed in Dixon before the Georgia native entered the transfer portal.

“He just needs to grow up,” Swinney said in September. “It’s that simple. He needs to be a team player. Just grow up. He’s a very good player. Obviously he’s very talented, we’ve seen that. But just need him to stay out of [CJ] Spiller’s dog house, that’s really it.”

A former four-star recruit, Dixon finished his time at Clemson with 218 career carries for 1,420 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Dixon was down to a final three of West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Miami prior to committing to West Virginia last November.

He was a part of a crowded backfield early in the 2021 season that included talented underclassmen Kobe Pace and Will Shipley. Dixon and first-year running backs coach CJ Spiller were not on the same page, which played a role in his decision to transfer.

Pace, Shipley and sophomore Phil Mafah will lead Clemson’s running back room in 2022.

The Tigers also signed freshman running back Keith Adams Jr., who could be counted on to provide depth right away.