NATION’S NO. 1 HIGH SCHOOL RECRUIT CHOOSES MICHIGAN OVER CLEMSON
Yesterday, we made the case that No. 1 national high school football recruit Rashan Gary should choose Clemson University’s football team over the University of Michigan.
Today, we’re celebrating the fact Gary didn’t take our advice …
(Our founding editor is a lifelong fan of the University of South Carolina, Clemson’s in-state arch-rival on the gridiron).
The 6-foot-4, 287-pound defensive tackle from Paramus Catholic school in New Jersey chose the Wolverines over the Tigers in a nationally-televised announcement on ESPN.
“God sent me a signal,” Gary said regarding his Lebron James-esque decision.
Hold up … what?
Wasn’t Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney supposed to have the market cornered when it comes to Christian recruits? Seriously … isn’t Jesus basically the Tigers’ recruiting coordinator?
And didn’t S.C. governor Nikki Haley basically give Clemson access to the state’s taxpayer-funded plane to recruit as needed?
Obviously Clemson still had one hell of a recruiting class. In fact they scored yet another Top Ten class, according to ESPN’s rankings.
The Tigers landed the nation’s No. 6, No. 18, No. 21 and No. 53 high school talents, according to ESPN’s Top 300 list. Leading the way? Dexter Lawrence, a 6-foot-5, 335-pound defensive tackle from Wake Forest High School in Wake Forest, N.C.
So clearly there’s going to be no drop-off in talent this coming season – even with the Tigers sending several players to the NFL.
South Carolina finished with the nation’s No. 29 class, according to ESPN – trailing SEC East rivals Georgia, Florida and Tennessee.