Keep on Trucking: Clemson commit uses parents as motivation

Keep on Trucking: Clemson commit uses parents as motivation

It isn’t easy being inconspicuous in a small town, but it’s even harder when you stand well over six feet, weigh in at 282 pounds and are committed to the defending national champions.

2018 FOOTBALL COMMITS (8)
NamePOSHt/WtHometownESPN Rank
Xavier Thomas PhotoXavier ThomasDE6-4/259Bradenton, FL5 Star
Trevor Lawrence PhotoTrevor LawrenceQB6-6/205Cartersville, GA5 Star
Mike Jones Jr. PhotoMike Jones Jr.LB6-1/200Bradenton, FL4 Star
Derion Kendrick PhotoDerion KendrickATH/WR6-1/200Rock Hill, SC4 Star
Josh Belk PhotoJosh BelkDT6-4/290Richburg, SC4 Star
Justin Mascoll PhotoJustin MascollDE6-4/210Snellville, GA4 Star
Jake Venables PhotoJake VenablesLB6-2/222Central, SC3 Star
Braden Galloway PhotoBraden GallowayTE6-6/220Seneca, SC3 Star

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Texas prospect pulled for Tigers against Bama
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