Richard Yeargin - OLB Height: 6-4
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale,
FL (University HS)
#35 OLB, #77 FL, 80 Grade
#24 OLB, #51 FL
#20 OLB, #41 FL, 90 Grade
4-star LB Richard YearginRichard Yeargin Outside Linebacker 6-4, 225 Fort Lauderdale, FL ESPN: View Full Profile III announced he will sign with Clemson just now at his high school ceremony. Clemson and Texas were the two top choices for his services.
Yeargin was a former one-time Notre Dame commit. He has a big-time LB frame that may grow into a defensive end at the college level with strength training.
His father played at South Carolina State with coach Buddy Pough.
Bio: US Army All-American, who is ranked among the top 300 players in the nation by 247Sports.com...preseason first-team All-American by Max Preps...named to the Elite 75 players in Florida in the preseason...rated as #17 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com...first-team All-State selection in 2013...#38 player in Florida by 247Sports.com...committed to Notre Dame in August, but after the season decided to reopen his recruitment...selected from 400 nominees to be one of five recipients of the Franklin D. Watkins Award, an honor recognizing top African American Scholar Athletes from around the country...selected to the Nike Opening for top 150 prospects nationally...led University School in Fort Lauderdale to a 10-3 record last year...had 85 tackles, including 21.5 tackles for loss, 15 of which were sacks...played on a team that had a 19-game winning streak over two years...played his first three years of high school at Chaminade Madonna Prep...helped that program to a 9-2 record in 2011...Clemson was first FBS school to recruit Yeargin starting in the 10th grade...played his high school football in Florida, but originally from the state of South Carolina...recruited by Brent Venables...also had offers from Florida, Notre Dame, Texas, Auburn and Florida State...played for Roger Harriott at University High.