Clemson CB Cordrea Tankersley returning for senior year

The Clemson Tigers have already lost a lot of defensive talent to the NFL, but they have luckily been able to keep some for the 2016 season as well. They received word of another big piece for their secondary to be back in 2016.

Cornerback Cordrea Tankersley announced on Sunday that he would be returning to Clemson for his senior season. He talked with his parents and they made the decision that getting his degree would be the best for his future.

“Me, my wife and also Cordrea made the decision for him to come back,” his father, George, told TigerNet. “We want him to get his degree and he could possibly have a better draft pick next year.”

In 2015, Tankersley recorded 48 tackles, 3.5 for loss, and five interceptions. That mark was best for 20th in the nation and he was the seventh-leading tackler for the Tigers this year.

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