Markish Jones Signs with Clemson
Clemson, SC-Broome High School wide receiver Markish Jones has signed a national letter of intent with the Clemson football program. Jones had signed with Clemson on Feb. 7, but had not faxed in his letter-of-intent. He then signed a letter with another Division I
institution and faxed it to that school But, the National Letter of
Intent service has ruled that since he and his mother had signed the Clemson document first, that the Clemson letter was binding.
Jones was the South Carolina offensive MVP of the Shrine Bowl and he is listed as a four-star prospect by the major recruiting services. He had 40 receptions for 1,030 yards and 13 touchdowns this season on offense and had five interceptions on defense. He was a 2006 four-event state champion in track as well.
"This is icing on the cake for an already strong 2007 recruiting class," said Clemson Head Coach Tommy Bowden. "Markish is one of the top prep players in the East and we are very excited that he has signed a letter of intent with Clemson. He is an outstanding all-around athlete, who not only excelled on the football field, but also in track. I know our track coaches are excited by what Jacoby Ford and C.J. Spiller are doing this semester, and I know Markish can have a similar impact."
"We want to thank our compliance office led by Stephanie Ellison, the support of President Jim Barker and university attorney Clay Steadman, Coach Tommy Bowden and his staff during this process," said Clemson Athletic Director Dr. Terry Don Phillips.
"Their work in concert was very important in getting this unusual situation resolved"
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Ranked the #11 prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep?offensive MVP for the South Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl?rated the #8 recruit in the state by Rivals.com?listed in the South Carolina Top-40 by TigerIllustrated.com; ranked #7?rated the #79 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com?listed as the #47 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com?named All-Region by PrepStar?rated the #28 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com?four-star prospect out of Broome High School in Spartanburg?played on both sides of the ball at the wide receiver and safety positions?had 550 receiving yards and five touchdowns his junior Year?also had 28 tackles and five pass break-ups?accumulated 40 receptions for 1,030 yards, and 13 touchdowns his senior year at wide receiver?also had five interceptions and nine pass deflections at the safety position?standout in track, he was a four-event state champion in track in 2006, the 100, 200, 400 ad long jump?recruited by inside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator David Blackwell?chose Clemson over Florida State, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, East Carolina, and Virginia Tech.