Liberty corners Tayvion Land and Kei’Trel Clark have announced they are transferring from Liberty University.

Land stated, “My short time spent with the athletic department and most professors at Liberty University was much appreciated as it helped me improve my skills ,gain new experiences, and meet a diverse group of friends. Unfortunately, due to the racial insensitivity displayed by leadership at Liberty University, I have decided to enter my name into the transfer portal and no longer be a student-athlete at Liberty University. I pray that I am able to be provided with a opportunity at a new school that respects my culture and provides a comfortable environment. Bless it! #BLM”

Clark stated, “I have decided to enter my  name into the transfer portal and I will no longer be attending Liberty University. This decision has been well thought out and prayed on. This decision is simply bigger than football or the program. The program, staff, and teammates were a complete blessing to my life. Over this year I have developed relationships that I will forever cherish and bonds that will not be broken. However due to the cultural incompetent within multiple levels of leadership, it does not line up with my code of ethics. So therefore I had to do what I felt like was right in my heart and I pray that you support me and pray for me as I find a new home to further my education and football career. Thank you! #BLM”

Land and Clark are both rising sophomores who were part of Coach Freeze’s first recruiting class at Liberty. Land is the highest rated recruit in school history, joining the program as a 4-star rated prospect. He played in 11 games as a true freshman last season, including starter at nickel, and finished with 23 tackles.

Clark developed into a starter at corner as a true freshman in 2019. He played in all 13 games, recording 38 tackles, 3 TFLs, 1 sack, 6 PBUs, and 1 blocked kick.

Both were expected to start in 2020.

Their decision comes on the heels of Liberty women’s basketball player Asia Todd who transferred, also citing racial insensitivities.