Not that the family matters weren't a factor and wishing the best to he and his family. I just think that "having to be close to family" is also a way to get granted the transfer and avoid losing a year of eligibility. Reports on the other freshman RB for clemson were much higher coming out of spring/summer camp and kobe has been getting more PT as a freshman.
Apparently he didn't really let the coaches know he was leaving(until he was gone) and that the structure of the program was an issue for him. Clemson apparently knew going into his recruitment that he would have to work his way into the culture and work ethic. Shocked it only took 2 games however.