The 6-foot, 200-pound cornerback appeared in 12 games as a first-year for the Tigers in 2018, taking 101 snaps and totaling two tackles in his short Clemson career. McMichael was a four-star recruit and the No. 56 player in the nation coming out of high school and was the No. 8 cornerback and the No. 8 prospect from the state of Georgia.
McMichael is the third defensive back to transfer to UNC, along with 2019 Auburn recruit Cam’Ron Kelly and Bryce Watts from Virginia Tech.
All three will likely have to sit out the year due to the NCAA's transfer policies, but Kelly has applied for a waiver after his transfer came in the wake of a family illness. After losing four players in the secondary this past offseason, the players will provide depth at the cornerback position in UNC's future.
Cornerback K.J. Sails transferred to the University of South Florida, C.J. Cotman medically retired, Bryson Richardson is out for the season after tearing his Achilles during spring training and Corey Bell switched positions to wide receiver.
Before playing for Clemson, McMichael starred at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Georgia, along with current UNC defensive back Trey Morrison.
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