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#74 Marcus Tate

Marcus Tate - Football - Clemson University Athletics
Sunrise, Fla.
High School:
NSU University School

2021: Started and played 48 snaps vs. No. 5 Georgia in his collegiate debut … became only the third true freshman offensive lineman since 1973 to start a season opener for Clemson, joining center James Farr (1980) and tackle Mitch Hyatt (2015) … played 51 snaps vs. SC State as Clemson exceeded both 200 rushing yards and 200 passing yards.

Before Clemson: Ranked as the No. 112 overall player in the nation by, which also listed him as the sixth-best offensive guard in the nation and 18th-best player in Florida … ranked as the No. 132 overall player by, which also listed him as the 17th-best player at his position and 19th-best player in Florida … top 225 player according to 247Sports, which ranked him as the 12th-best offensive guard … ranked as a four-star by all services … PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team selection who ranked as the nation’s No. 119 prospect, including ranking as the fifth-best guard prospect … committed to Clemson on Sept. 24, 2019 … played for Daniel Luque at NSU School in 2020, he played his first three years at University School … that school cancelled its 2020 season due to COVID19, so he played for Tru Prep Academy in 2020, where he was a member of the 2020 State Championship team … wore No. 55 in high school … committed to Clemson on Sept. 24, 2019 … recruited by Brent Venables and Robbie Caldwell.

Personal: Majoring in criminal justice … enrolled at Clemson in January 2021 … born Jan. 31, 2003, and was the youngest member of Clemson’s 2021 signing class.