Terrell Clinkscales will not finish his college football career at Kansas State.
In a series of tweets Friday night, the once heralded junior-college defensive tackle announced he is no longer a member of the Wildcats’ roster.
“One door closes god opens another one,” he wrote on his private account. “I chased schools and juco and had every school in the country. I’m after my dream #NFL #godgotme.”
He also posted the following: “Things just didn’t work out. Everything is not for everyone. Upmost respect though. Closing this chapter on to the next one.”
Clinkscales leaves K-State after making two tackles during his junior season. He played in eight games, serving as a reserve on the interior of K-State’s defensive line. He has one year of eligibility remaining.
He came to K-State as one of the highest rated members of his recruiting class, a four-star prospect from Dodge City Community College that de-committed from Nebraska and enrolled at K-State. But his production never lived up to expectations.
Earlier this week, K-State coach Bill Snyder said Clinkscales was not practicing, adding that his future playing status was in doubt.
year ago, three junior college transfers were expected to provide an immediate impact on defense for Kansas State’s football team.
“He and I are at odds right now,” Snyder said. “He’s not practicing with us right now. He’s doing some other things but he’s not practicing ... He was a name coming in, but you have to prove yourself. You have got to prove you can play. That hasn’t happened yet.”
Clinkscales is the third junior-college transfer in his recruiting class to leave K-State this offseason. Linebackers D’Vonta Derricott and Isaiah Riddle, both of whom redshirted last season, are no longer on the team.