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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney dismissed freshman Kyrin Priester from the team for "an attitude that is not acceptable to our standard," a move that came out of the blue following practice Wednesday evening.

Though it took Priester a year to arrive at Clemson, the Tigers had high hopes for him when he enrolled in January. The plan was for Priester, Artavis Scott and Demarre Kitt to play as true freshmen. Priester did get into the Georgia game last week, playing on special teams. But in his comments to reporters, Swinney said Priester had "no respect for authority. He's a good kid, just lost his way."

Priester tweeted out:

The move does not necessarily impact the receiver group in the short-term. Priester had fallen to third on the depth chart behind Charone Peake and Germone Hopper. Scott and Kitt were already ahead of him. (Kitt finished second on the team in receiving against Georgia with 41 yards on two receptions). But there's little doubt Clemson is losing a talented player in the long term, especially since receiver is an area the Tigers loaded up on last February to help replenish their ranks.

Priester is now the third scholarship player since April to leave the Tigers. Quarterback Chad Kelly was dismissed after the spring game; offensive lineman Shaq Anthony decided to transfer before the season began.

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