February 3, 1999
Player Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. High School/HometownNick Black L 6-5 272 Fr. Maryville HS/Maryville, TNJason Carroll L 6-6 310 Fr. Dalton HS/Dalton, GAJermyn Chester L 6-4 265 Fr. Titusville HS/Titusville, FLDavid Ellis B 6-2 215 Fr. Bishopville HS/Bishopville, SCRodney Feaster B 6-0 210 Fr. Chester HS/Chester, SCCharles Harper B 5-11 185 Fr. Shanks HS/Quincy, FLWilliam Henry L 6-5 290 Fr. Greenville HS/Greenville, SCMarcus Houskin B 6-1 180 Fr. Douglas County HS/Douglasville, GAJerald Howard B 6-4 215 Fr. Hanahan HS/Hanahan, SCChad Jasmin B 5-10 205 Fr. Saint James HS Vacherie, LAKevin Johnson B 6-0 190 Fr. Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS Orangeburg, SCMarcus Lewis B 6-3 245 Fr. Dunwoody HS Dunwoody, GABrian Mance B 6-0 185 Fr. Manning HS Manning, SCJ.J. McKelvey B 6-4 195 Fr. Berkeley HS Moncks Corner, SCEric Meekins B 6-3 193 Fr. Easley HS Easley, SCDeJuan Polk L 6-3 250 Fr. Anson County HS Wadesboro, NCBernard Rambert B 6-1 188 Fr. Summerville HS Summerville, SCGerald Robinson B 6-1 250 Fr. Richland Northeast HS Columbia, SCWillie Simmons B 6-1 185 Fr. Shanks HS Quincy, FLRodney Thomas B 6-2 220 Fr. West Laurens HS Dublin, GAKhaleed Vaughn L 6-4 235 Fr. North Atlanta HS Atlanta, GAGreg Walker L 6-5 315 Fr. Sumter HS Sumter, SCPaul White, Jr. L 6-4 270 Fr. Irmo HS Irmo, SCKevin Youngblood B 6-5 198 Fr. Raines HS Jacksonville, FL
NICK BLACK L/6-5/272/Fr./Maryville HS/Maryville, TN
BEFORE CLEMSON: Led the Maryville High Rebels to a 15-0 4A state championship season as a senior; team was the only one in Tennessee (at any classification) to go unbeaten…First-Team All-State selection by Associated Press and the Tennessee Sportswriters Association…All-Eastern Tennessee and First-Team All-Region selection as well…also played on team that made it to the state championship game as a junior…started both ways as a junior and senior, as Maryville High was 28-2 combined those seasons…had 32 tackles, seven tackles-for-loss, and three sacks as a defensive lineman as a senior…one of three Division I signees on team and the 21st Division I player in the last six seasons from Maryville High…had a 3.9 GPA entering his final semester; his school is second in the nation in producing high test scores…originally from Loudon, TN, home of Clemson’s career tackle leader Bubba Brown…coached by Tim Hammondtree at Maryville High School…chose Clemson over Duke…PERSONAL: Born Jan. 31, 1981.
JASON CARROLL L/6-6/310/Fr./Dalton HS/Dalton, GA
BEFORE CLEMSON: He and brother Jeremy will become the second set of twins to play for the Tigers in the 90s (Andy and Peter Ford is the other set)…signed with Clemson in 1998 but did not enroll until the 1999 spring semester…tied with brother Jeremy as SuperPrep’s #49 prospect in the Dixie region in 1997…All-Southeast Region selection by PrepStar…Southeastern Recruiting Alliance postseason All-American…played center in the Florida/Georgia All-Star game…coached by Bill McManus at Dalton High School…had a shot put best 48′ mark and also threw the discus in high school…chose Clemson over Georgia Tech and Notre Dame…PERSONAL: Twin brother, Jeremy, signed with Clemson in 1998 and red-shirted the same season…the bigger of the two brothers…born Mar. 20, 1980.
JERMYN CHESTER L/6-4/265/Fr./Titusville HS/Titusville,FL
BEFORE CLEMSON: Had an average grade of 92.5 from his coaches and led his team with 27 pancake blocks as a senior at Titusville High School…Honorable Mention All-American according to Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…Honorable Mention All-State pick…Florida/Georgia All-Star game nominee…All-Central Florida selection by Orlando Sentinel…District Offensive Player-of-the-Year; first time an offensive lineman had been so honored in over a decade…two-time All-District selection; first player at any position at Titusville High to do that…starter on varsity team all four years as a guard…played defensive end as well as offensive line his last two seasons…played some at tight end as a freshman…led team to a bowl game as a junior…coached by Dan Diesel at Titusville High School…had a 3.9 GPA (in honors program) entering his last semester and plans to major in computer engineering at Clemson…chose Clemson over Syracuse…PERSONAL: His brother, Dave, was an offensive guard at Michigan in the late 1980s and played in two Rose Bowls…pronounced jur-MAYN…born Apr. 9, 1981.
DAVID ELLIS B/6-2/215/Fr./Bishopville HS/Bishopville, SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Recorded 115 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss, six sacks, and two interceptions to go along with 11 receptions for 300 yards and four touchdowns as a senior tight end at Bishopville High School…never came off the field in 11 games as a senior, as he played offense, defense, and all special teams plays…Honorable Mention All-American by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…All-State selection according to Coaches Association and High School Sports Report…#14 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep…played in the South Carolina North/South All-Star game…All-Area and All-Conference selection as a senior…started every game in his last two seasons on the varsity squad…recorded 110 tackles as a junior (did not play on offense)…from same hometown as former Tiger All-American and Major Leaguer Billy McMillon…coached by Lee Garner at Bishopville High School…played basketball as a sophomore and junior but did not play as a senior…chose Clemson over South Carolina and Tennessee…PERSONAL: Born Dec. 17, 1980.
RODNEY FEASTER B/6-0/210/Fr./Chester HS/Chester, SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Recorded 99 tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss, five sacks, and 18 quarterback hurries at Chester High School…preseason and postseason All-American, and #18 linebacker prospect in the Southeast by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…#5 linebacker prospect in the ACC region by PrepStar…#10 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep…North/South All-Star game participant…All-State selection as a senior…All-Region pick as a junior and senior…had 119 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss, and six sacks as a junior…lettered four times on the gridiron…coached by Billy Parker at Chester High School…also played for Defensive Coach Lance Roberts (Clemson graduate)…lettered in basketball as a sophomore and junior (did not play as a senior)…averaged 10 points per game as a junior on the hardwood…had over a 3.0 GPA in the classroom entering his last semester…chose Clemson over Georgia Tech and South Carolina…PERSONAL: Born July 18, 1980.
CHARLES HARPER B/5-11/185/Fr./Shanks HS/Quincy, FL
BEFORE CLEMSON: Recorded 95 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior at Shanks High School…returned two interceptions for touchdowns and had four caused fumbles in 1998…#14 defensive back prospect in the South by Blue Chip Magazine…Florida Times Union and PrepStar Top-50 player in Florida…4A All-State selection as a senior…Florida Athletic Coaches Association First-Team All-State pick as a senior…All-Big Bend and All-District selection as a junior and senior…Gadsden County Times Defensive Player-of-the-Year as a senior…high school teammate of fellow Tiger signee Willie Simmons…lettered four times on the gridiron…coached by Andy Gay at Shanks High School…lettered three times in baseball…All-State, All-Big Bend, and All-District as a junior on the diamond…chose Clemson over Georgia Tech, Louisville, and Southern Mississippi…PERSONAL: Born June 18, 1981.
WILLIAM HENRY L/6-5/290/Fr./Greenville HS/Greenville, SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Graded at 91 percent by his coaches his senior season at Greenville High School…Honorable Mention All-American by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…#19 player and #3 offensive line prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep…All-State selection by Associated Press and High School Sports Report as a senior…preseason All-ACC Region selection by PrepStar…also one of the top 30 players in the ACC region and #4 offensive line prospect in the ACC region in the postseason by PrepStar…also was an All-County and All-Conference selection as a senior…Greenville High was 6-5 and made the playoffs as a senior…played most of his senior season as a 16-year old (turned 17 on Oct. 16; Nov. 1 was the cutoff date for each grade level)…played varsity football for three seasons and became a starter mid-way through his sophomore season…first Greenville High player to sign with a Division I program since Don Kelley signed with Clemson in1968…coached by Larry Frost at Greenville High School…participated in the “Teacher Cadet Program”, where he read to 1st graders…chose Clemson over Georgia Tech and South Carolina…PERSONAL: Born Oct. 30, 1981.
MARCUS HOUSKIN B/6-1/180/Fr./Douglas CountyHS/Douglasville, GA
BEFORE CLEMSON: Had 45 tackles, 12 PBUs, three interceptions, and three fumble recoveries as a senior at Douglas County High School…also allowed just one pass play over 15 yards as a senior as opposing teams threw away from him…preseason and postseason Honorable Mention All-American by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…Defense Player-of-the-Year in Douglas County and team defensive MVP as a senior…nominated for the Georgia North/South All-Star game…Douglas County High School was 7-3 and made the playoffs his senior season…had a kickoff return of 95 yards for a touchdown…All-County selection as a junior and senior…moved to Georgia from Chicago, IL before his sophomore season…coached by Phil Williams at Douglas County High School…benched 320 pounds…lettered in track, where he ran the 100 meters and 4×100 relay…chose Clemson over Georgia Tech and Mississippi State…PERSONAL: Pronounced HOW-skin…born Jan. 13, 1981.
JERALD HOWARD B/6-4/215/Fr./Hanahan HS/Hanahan, SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Had 98 first hits and 24 assists for 122 total tackles as a senior at Hanahan High School…also had 16 tackles-for-loss and 10 sacks as a senior…Honorable Mention All-American by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…#22 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep…played in the South Carolina North/South All-Star game…All-State selection as a senior as well as All-Region as a junior and senior…team posted an 11-2 record in his senior season and advanced beyond the first round of the playoffs in both his junior and senior seasons…coached by two former Tiger players who were on Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team (Head Coach Jeff Cruce, who lettered in 1983 and 1984, and red-shirted in ’81; and Defensive Coordinator Randy Learn, who lettered from 1979-82)…lettered twice in basketball; his team was ranked #2 in the state on National Signing Day (Feb. 3, 1999)…chose Clemson over Georgia Tech, N.C. State, South Carolina, and Wake Forest…PERSONAL: Born July 28, 1981.
CHAD JASMIN B/5-10/205/Fr./Saint James HS/Vacherie, LA
BEFORE CLEMSON: Rushed for 2,018 yards on 210 carries (9.6 yards per carry) and had 33 touchdowns as a senior (where he played a full game only five times) at Saint James High School…finished his career with 3,260 yards and 52 touchdowns and his team was 36-7 his last three seasons at Saint James High…played the equivalent of 17 full games in his career due to large margins of victory and a broken foot suffered during his junior season…one of the top five running backs in the nation and #1 I-formation tailback in the Southeast according to Max Emfinger…All-American and #9 running back prospect in the Southeast by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…All-SEC Region selection by PrepStar…Louisiana Football Magazine Player-of-the-Year in the New Orleans Area…All-State selection as a senior by the Louisiana Sports Writers and the Louisiana Coaches’ Association…All-Metro (New Orleans) MVP and River Parish Offensive MVP as a senior…played for the #3-ranked team in Louisiana as a senior at Saint James High (went 12-2 and advanced to the state semi-finals)…district offensive MVP as a junior and senior…rushed for 873 yards with 12 touchdowns in only five games as a junior (due to a broken foot) on the 11-3 team…rushed for 369 yards with seven touchdowns as a sophomore on the 13-2 team…coached by Rick Gaille at Saint James High School…lettered in track, as he ran the 100 meters and 4×100 relay…benched 330 pounds…chose Clemson over Louisiana State, Michigan, and Nebraska…PERSONAL: Pronounced JAZ-mihn…born May 24, 1980.
KEVIN JOHNSON B/6-0/190/Fr./Orangeburg-WilkinsonHS/Orangeburg, SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Recorded 50 tackles with seven interceptions and 25 receptions with six touchdowns as a senior at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School…Honorable Mention All-American by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…#11 defensive back prospect in ACC region by PrepStar…#23 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep…transferred from Midwest City High School in Oklahoma after his junior season…rushed for 2,070 yards with 21 touchdowns as a junior…All-State, All-Area, and All-Conference selection as a junior…coached by Tommy Brown at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School…lettered four times in football, three times in basketball, and three times and track…chose Clemson over Kansas State, N.C. State, Oklahoma, and South Carolina…PERSONAL: Born Apr. 12, 1980.
MARCUS LEWIS B/6-3/245/Fr./Dunwoody HS/Dunwoody, GA
BEFORE CLEMSON: Recorded 93 tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss, five fumble recoveries (one returned 45 yards for a touchdown), 11 quarterback hurries, and two PBUs as a senior at Dunwoody High School…Honorable Mention All-American by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…All-SEC Region selection by PrepStar…Honorable Mention All-State by Atlanta Journal Constitution…nominated for the Georgia/Florida All-Star game…October Player-of-the-Month in DeKalb County as a senior…team was 8-3 as a senior…lettered three times and was a starter during his last two seasons…high school teammate of Florida State signee Jeff Womble…coached by Don Savage at Dunwoody High School…hit over .300 as a first baseman his junior season on the diamond…did not play baseball as a senior…chose Clemson over Boston College, Miami (FL), and N.C. State…PERSONAL: Born Oct. 3, 1980.
BRIAN MANCE B/6-0/185/Fr./Manning HS/Manning, SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Had 119 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior playing for Manning High School (AAA runner-up in ’98)…also rushed for 758 yards with 10 touchdowns in ’98 as a senior…#4 ranked player in South Carolina and #11 defensive back prospect in the nation according to SuperPrep…#82 player in the nation by Student Sports…All-America selection by SuperPrep…preseason and postseason All-American, and #7 defensive back prospect in the Southeast by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…one of the top 30 players and #4 defensive back prospect in ACC Region by PrepStar…Shrine Bowl selection and one of five finalists for the Mr. Football Award in South Carolina…All-State selection and AAA Defensive Player-of-the-Year in the state by High School Sports Report…Sumter Area Defensive Player-of-the-Year as a senior…played most of his senior season as a 16-year old…also named to the Sumter All-Area and All-Region teams as a junior and senior…team captain as a junior and senior…blocked a punt and recovered the ball for a touchdown in the AAA state championship game as a senior…also returned two of his six interceptions for touchdowns, and returned a punt and kickoff back for six as a junior…All-State as a junior…tabbed as the top junior prospect in the state by High School Sports Report…rated as the #2 senior prospect in the preseason by High School Sports Report…coached by Barry Avant at Manning High School…also lettered in baseball four times, where he was an All-Region selection as a shortstop, and track four times, where he was the state champion in the 100 meters as a junior with a time of 10.6…had a 3.2 GPA entering the spring semester…chose Clemson over Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, and Tennessee…PERSONAL: His brother, Kenny, plays football at Charleston Southern…born Oct. 22, 1981.
J.J. MCKELVEY B/6-4/195/Fr./Berkeley HS/Moncks Corner,SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Had 19 interceptions as a safety in his last three seasons at Berkeley High School…was a senior in ’97 when he had 43 tackles and nine interceptions (three returned for touchdowns)…also had 22 receptions with four touchdowns as a senior, where Berkeley High was 11-3 and advanced to the state semi-finals…played in the South Carolina North/South All-Star game…also was an All-State and All-Region selection as a senoir…had two interceptions (one returned for touchdown), and four catches for 80 yards and a touchdown against Goose Creek…had 55 tackles and eight interceptions as a junior…also had two picks as a sophomore…lettered four times in football…coached by Jerry Brown at Berkeley High School…also an outstanding player on the hardwood, as he was an All-Lowcountry and All-Region selection as a senior…lettered four times in basketball…averaged 17 points and 13 rebounds per game as a senior…also lettered twice in baseball (played centerfield) and once in track…chose Clemson over South Carolina…PERSONAL: Second cousin of current Tiger receiver Mal Lawyer…his uncle, Riley McKelvey, played baseball at North Greenville College…born Johnathan Jamell McKelvey on Mar. 15, 1980.
ERIC MEEKINS B/6-3/193/Fr./Easley HS/Easley, SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Attended Fork Union Military Academy for one semester where he played defensive back…rushed for 2,415 yards and 24 touchdowns in 14 games as a senior at nearby Easley High School…had 41 tackles and five interceptions as a part-time defensive back his senior season…selected to play for the Sandlappers in the 1997 Shrine Bowl where he started at cornerback…#18 player in South Carolina according to High School Sports Report…considered to be a Blue Chipper and Impact Player by Forrest Davis…PrepStar All-American as an athlete…Southeastern Recruiting Alliance postseason All-American as a defensive back…SuperPrep’s #10 player in South Carolina…#19 player in South Carolina according to First Down Recruiting…featured on the Kanawa Prep Spotlight on Greenville’s WYFF (ch. 4)…coached by Mike Barnes at Easley High School…All-County selection on the hardwood…chose Clemson over Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, N.C. State, and South Carolina…PERSONAL: born Dec. 23, 1979.
DEJUAN POLK L/6-3/250/Fr./Anson County HS/Wadesboro, NC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Recorded a team-best 98 tackles, and added 14 tackles-for-loss and six sacks as a senior at Anson County High School…also played tight end and started both ways as a junior…Honorable Mention All-American by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…All-ACC Region selection by PrepStar…Shrine Bowl participant for the Tar Heels…chosen for the North Carolina East/West All-Star game…All-Conference selection as a senior…three-year starter…coached by Fred Davis at Anson County High School…lettered in basketball where he led his team in rebounding…lettered in track & field where he threw the shot and discus…chose Clemson over East Carolina, North Carolina, and N.C. State…PERSONAL: Born Mar. 20, 1981.
BERNARD RAMBERT B/6-1/188/Fr./SummervilleHS/Summerville, SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Rushed for 4,732 yards (9.4 yards per carry) in three seasons at Summerville High School…rushed for 1,734 yards (fourth best in the state) with 18 touchdowns as a senior…#16 running back prospect in the nation and one of the top 30 players in the ACC region according to PrepStar…#17 running back prospect in the nation and #7 player in South Carolina according to SuperPrep…All-America selection by PrepStar, SuperPrep, and USA Today…preseason and postseason All-American, and #13 running back prospect in the Southeast by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…#6 player in South Carolina according to High School Sports Report…All-State, All-Lowcountry, and All-Region selection as a junior and senior…team MVP as a junior and senior…Palmetto Touchdown Club Player-of-the-Year and Back-of-the-Year in South Carolina as a senior…Shrine Bowl participant…played for the 15-0 state champions at Summerville High School as a senior, the school’s 12th state title…team captain as a senior…rushed for 1,885 yards (on just 175 carries for a 10.8 average) and 17 touchdowns as a junior and 1,113 yards with eight touchdowns as a sophomore…coached by John McKissick (nation’s all-time winningest coach) at Summerville High School…chose Clemson over Georgia Tech, N.C. State, and South Carolina…PERSONAL: Born Sept. 24, 1980.
GERALD ROBINSON B/6-1/250/Fr./Richland NortheastHS/Columbia, SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Recorded 318 career tackles with 44 tackles-for-loss and 34 sacks at Richland Northeast High School…preseason #8 linebacker in the ACC region by PrepStar…#15 linebacker in the Southeast by First Down Recruiting…All-State selection as a senior…Shrine Bowl participant…missed five games as a senior due to a broken foot…signed with South Carolina in ’98 but did not attend…coached by Joe Wingard at Richland Northeast High School…chose Clemson over North Carolina and South Carolina…PERSONAL: Born Nov. 23, 1979.
WILLIE SIMMONS B/6-1/185/Fr./Shanks HS/Quincy, FL
BEFORE CLEMSON: Passed for 2,505 yards on 141-256 passing and 32 touchdowns, and rushed for 510 yards with eight touchdowns as a senior at Shanks High School…threw for 6,097 yards and 96 touchdowns in his career…#10 quarterback in the nation by SuperPrep…#34 player in the nation by Tom Lemming…#67 player in the nation by The Sporting News…All-American by USA Today and SuperPrep…preseason and postseason All-American by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…#3 quarterback prospect in Southeast by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…one of the top 50 players in the South by Atlanta Journal Constitution…runner-up in Florida for the Mr. Football Award…All-America selection and #11 player in Florida by PrepStar…also #4 quarterback prospect in SEC region by PrepStar…Florida Athletic Coaches Offensive Player-of-the-Year…#17 player in Florida by SuperPrep…named a “Super Senior” as one of the top 24 players in Florida…Orlando Sentinel Super 28 selection…one of the top 50 players in Florida according to Florida Times Union…Tallahassee Democrat Offensive Player-of-the-Year as a senior…All-Big Bend and All-District Player-of-the-Year as a senior…Gadsden County Times Offensive Player-of-the-Year as a senior…team captain as a senior…All-State and All-Big Bend selection as a junior and senior…completed 140 of 243 passes for 2,133 yards and 23 touchdowns against only six interceptions as a junior…high school teammate of fellow Tiger signee Charles Harper…coached by Andy Gay at Shanks High School…lettered four times in football and four times in baseball…outstanding student in the classroom, as he had a 3.83 GPA entering his last semester…plans to major in computer engineering at Clemson…chose Clemson over Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), and Syracuse…PERSONAL: Born Oct. 12, 1980.
RODNEY THOMAS B/6-2/220/Fr./West Laurens HS/Dublin, GA
BEFORE CLEMSON: Recorded 138 tackle with four sacks and 12 caused fumbles as a senior at West Laurens High School…also was a pass coverage linebacker…preseason and postseason All-American, and #5 linebacker prospect in the Southeast by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…#40 player in the Southeast according to SuperPrep…preseason and postseason All-SEC Region selection by PrepStar…First-Team All-State and All-Middle Georgia selection as a senior…best game of his senior season came against Brooks County High when he had 16 solo tackles…also played fullback, and had 745 yards rushing and nine touchdowns as a senior…team MVP as a senior…had 132 tackles as a junior…All-Region 3-AA selection as a junior…played as a defensive end as a sophomore…four-year letterman and three-year starter at West Laurens High…won team’s offseason conditioning award four straight years…first Division I signee from West Laurens High in school history (26 years)…coached by Tim Dixon at West Laurens High School…lettered in track, as he ran the 4×100 relay, and threw the shot and discus…benched 405 pounds…chose Clemson over Auburn and Georgia Tech…PERSONAL: Born Oct. 16, 1980.
KHALEED VAUGHN L/6-4/235/Fr./North Atlanta HS/Atlanta,GA
BEFORE CLEMSON: Recorded a team-best 101 tackles, and had eight sacks, four fumble recoveries, and two interceptions as a senior at North Atlanta High School…also caught 28 passes for 247 yards as a tight end…All-Metro selection by Atlanta Journal Constitution…had 15 tackles, an interception, and a touchdown against South Atlanta High…recorded 12 tackles, three sacks, and an interception against Southside High (last game of his career)…lettered three times in football and started his last two seasons…coached by Mike Walker at North Atlanta High School…lettered four times in basketball where he averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds (started at center for four seasons)…also lettered two times in track & field where he recorded a 6′-6″ high jump mark…received the October (1998) NFL Scholar-of-the-Month Award (for Atlanta)…had a 3.2 GPA entering his last semester…chose Clemson over Marshall and Mississippi State…PERSONAL: Pronounced kuh-LEED…born May 20, 1981.
GREG WALKER L/6-5/315/Fr./Sumter HS/Sumter, SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Honorable Mention All-American by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance at Sumter High School…Shrine Bowl participant…helped pave the way for a 2000-yard rusher his senior season…helped Sumter High to an 11-3 record and the state semi-finals as a senior…#2 offensive line prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep…#9 player in South Carolina and All-State selection by High School Sports Report…three-time Offensive Player-of-the-Week by the Sumter Touchdown Club as a senior (unprecedented for a lineman in a season)…All-Area and All-Region selection as a senior…played on varsity for three years and started for two years…made great strides while attending Brad Scott’s football camp before his senior season…coached by Tom Lewis at Sumter High School…wrestled for one season and advanced to the state finals in the heavyweight division…also lettered in basketball as a freshman and sophomore…from same high school as former Tiger All-America Terry Kinard…former Tigers Dexter Davis, Andy Ford, Peter Ford, Derrick Witherspoon, and Kelton Dunnican also attended Sumter High…excellent student with a 3.4 GPA entering his last semester…chose Clemson over South Carolina and Wake Forest…PERSONAL: Born Oct. 1, 1981.
PAUL WHITE, JR. L/6-4/270/Fr./Irmo HS/Irmo, SC
BEFORE CLEMSON: Recorded 107 tackles, nine sacks, 14 PBUs, three blocked kicks, and two fumble recoveries as a defensive lineman his senior season at Irmo High School…preseason and postseason All-American, and #12 defensive line prospect in the Southeast by Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…All-ACC Region selection by PrepStar…#13 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep…Shrine Bowl participant…All-State selection by High School Sports Report as a senior…Midlands Co-Lineman-of-the-Year with teammate C.J. Frye…also a teammate of Division I player Joe Gray…team captain as a senior, where he led his team to a 10-3 record and the state quarterfinals…started on both sides of the ball as a senior (played tackle on offense)…All-Area and All-Region selection his last two seasons…three-year starter on the defensive line at Irmo High…coached by Bob Hanna at Irmo High School…played basketball and baseball as a junior…chose Clemson over Georgia Tech, N.C. State, South Carolina, and Virginia…PERSONAL: Born Jan. 9, 1981.
KEVIN YOUNGBLOOD B/6-5/198/Fr./Raines HS/Jacksonville,FL
BEFORE CLEMSON: Had 18 receptions and seven touchdowns as a senior at Raines High School…one of at least six players in his senior class to sign with Division I teams, as Raines High had one of the most talented senior classes in the country in ’98 according to SuperPrep…Honorable Mention All-American according to Southeastern Recruiting Alliance…lettered three times in football…coached by Welton Coffey at Raines High School…lettered in track as well…won the state championship in the long jump as a junior with a leap of 23′-6″…state runner-up in the high jump as a junior with a jump of 6′-7″…also anchored the state champion 4×100 (40.86s) and 4×400 (3:21) relay teams as a junior to help garner All-State honors…from the same high school as former Tigers and current NFL players Brian Dawkins (1992-95) and Patrick Sapp (1992-95), and former All-ACC Tiger Terrance Roulhac (1983-86)…also from the same high school as current Tiger defensive back Darrel Crutchfield and receiver Rod Gardner…chose Clemson over Alabama, Syracuse, and Virginia…PERSONAL: Born Nov. 22, 1980.
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