Swinney calls walk-on WR the surprise of the spring


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Pos: WR   Height: 5-11   Weight: 180   Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC (Socastee HS HS)  
Years Played: 2014 - 2017

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said on Monday that the biggest surprise of spring practice might be walk-on redshirt freshman wide receiver Hunter RenfrowHunter Renfrow
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"He's been tremendous both as a wideout and we are kind of looking for a second punter and shoot, he might be able to compete and be the first punter," Swinney said. "He's really talented. We just threw him out there today to see what he could do and he really, really jumped out there. I don't know if he necessarily surprised anyone. That's why we recruited him. We knew he was a talented young man. But maybe [the surprise is] where he is after six months in the program. He has gained 20 pounds. I'm very encouraged. He will help our football team."

Official Clemson bio:

2014: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Lettered at Socastee High School ... standout baseball player ... No. 6 outfielder in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects.

Personal: Majoring in general engineering ... born Dec. 21, 1995.

Renfrow redshirted last season after entering Clemson as a preferred walk-on from Socastee in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

* Here are some Hunter Renfrow highlights at Socastee high school as a senior (2013) and junior (2012).

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