2000 Football Signee Profiles


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Derrick Brantley OL 6-5 300 Mullins, SC (SW MISS JC)
* Junior college All-America offensive lineman according to Prepstar
* ranked as one of the top 75 JUCO players in the east, one of the top 16 offensive linemen
* ranked as 37th best junior college player in the nation by SuperPrep, third among offensive lineman
* has already enrolled at Clemson, he was a mid-year graduate of Southwest Mississippi Junior College
* played for Kenny Eddingfield at Southwest
* helped team to 7-3 record in 1998 and 1999, he started all 20 games at guard
* all-state and all-region selection at the junior college level in addition to his All-America honors
* signed with Clemson in December on junior college signing day
* will be ready to go for the start of spring practice on March 11
* has three years to play two at Clemson
* native of Mullins who played in the Shrine Bowl in 1997
* starter his last two years at Mullins HS for Coach Richard Clark
* all-state performer who helped team to a 21-4 record and the state playoffs his two years as a starter
* born 11-3-79
* chose Clemson over Mississippi and Tennessee.


Brian Carr QB 6-1 185 Conyers, GA (Heritage)
* Fine all-around quarterback who passed for 1101 yards and rushed 612 yards during his senior year
* threw for 10 scores and rushed for eight more
* named team's best offensive player
* all-area performer as a quarterback as a junior and senior
* nominated for the Georgia/Florida All-Star game to be played this summer
* named to the Georgia North-South All-Star game
* as a junior, passed for 850 and rushed for 333
* starter for two and a half years for Chuck Landy at Heritage HS in Georgia
* fine all-around athlete who also plays basketball and outfielder in baseball
* two-year starter on the baskeball team and three-year starter on baseball team
* an all-area selection in centerfield on the baseball team as a junior
* born 12-22-81
* chose Clemson over Duke and Notre Dame.


Ronny Delusme DB 6-2 185 Naples, FL (Lely)
* Outstanding all-around athlete who scored touchdowns four different ways in 1999
* had 11 total touchdowns, four rushing, three on kickoff returns, two on receptions and two on blocked punts
* on defense, had two interceptions, 37 tackles and six tackles for loss from his defensive back position
* also a strong contributor on offense, he had 400 yards rushing and scored four times, he had 7-352 receiving, an incredible 50 yards per catch
* has already been invited to play in the North/South High School All-Star game in Florida in June
* an all-Southeast region choice by Prep Star
* played at Lely HS in Naples, FL for coach Mark Swanson
* excellent track athlete also, has run a 14.5 in the 110m high hurdles, 38.5 in the 300 hurdles and has long jumped 22-8
* starter in football and track
* born 9-30-81
* chose Clemson over Auburn, Miami (FL) and Florida.


JR Grant DL 6-4 200 Lake Wales, FL (Winter Haven)
* A Pigskin Top 100 player from Florida
* All-Southeast Region pick by Super Prep, he is ranked as 56th best player in the state
* had 72 tackles, including 14 quarterback sacks as a senior in high school
* concluded career with school record 39 quarterback sacks
* also had 31 receptions for 500 yards as a receiver
* had five blocked kicks as a senior, three punts and two field goals
* returned two fumbles for touchdowns, including one from 58 yards
* all-district first-team selection in 1998 and 1999
* also an All-Polk County selection in 1998 and 1999
* team defensive MVP in 1988 and 1999
* team captain in 1999
* a three-year letterman in football
* also all-district and all-county in basketball for the 1998-99 season
* played his high school football for Brad Metheny at Winter Haven HS
* both born 9-14-81
* chose Clemson over Auburn and Georgia Tech.


Derrick Hamilton WR 6-4 190 Dillon, SC (Dillon)
* Super Prep and Tom Lemming All-American
* ranked as 20th best wide receiver in the nation by SuperPrep
* ranked as #4 prospect in the state of South Carolina by Mickey Plyler and SuperPrep
* ranked as #8 prospect in South Carolina by The State newspaper
* Sports Report Top 100 selection
* top receiver in the southeast by Rivals 100
* as a senior, caught 36 passes for 745 yards and nine scores
* averaged 20.7 yards per reception
* had eight kickoff returns for touchdown and eight more kick returns for touchdowns that were called back
* had eight interceptions, including three that he returned for touchdown
* a 3A all-state selection, he was all-region and all-area as a junior and senior
* MVP of the North-South game in Myrtle Beach
* standout high school basketball player, he is averaging over 23 points per game
* three-year letterman in football and basketball
* also an all-state, all-area and all-region selection on the hardcourt
* played at Dillon HS for Jackie Hayes
* born 11-30-81
* chose Clemson over South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina.


Ryan Hemby DB 5-9 175 Orangeburg, SC (Orangeburg-Wilkinson)
* Will join former high school teammates Woodrow Dantzler, Kevin Johnson and Jackie Robinson at Clemson
* a top defensive back who had 17 career interceptions, including eight in 1999
* had 80 tackles this past season
* had seven interceptions as a junior
* a SuperPrep All-American who is ranked as #13 player in South Carolina by that publication
* ranked as 12th best player in South Carolina by The State newspaper
* also a Max Emfinger All-American
* chosen to Prep Atlantic All-America team
* named top cornerback in South Carolina by Rivals 100
* All-Southeast selection by that media outlet
* ranked as #7 prospect in South Carolina according to Mickey Plyler
* an All-Midatlantic Coast team choice by Tom Lemming
* had nine passes broken up on way to all-state year
* all-state by The Sports Report
* all-state and all region as a junior and senior, all-area as a sophomore, junior and senior
* named his team's defensive MVP as a junior and senior
* a three-year letterman in football, he has lettered two years in track
* all-state and all-region performer in track
* member of National Honor Society
* played at Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS for Tommy Brown
* born 1-30-82
* chose Clemson over South Carolina, Georgia Tech and Maryland.


Terrance Huey RB 5-9 170 Marietta, GA (Marietta)
* Played wide receiver most of the year until his team's tailback went down with an injury
* all he did was rush for 1281 yards and score 13 touchdowns
* also had two kickoff returns and two blocked punt returns for touchdowns
* comes to Clemson from Marietta High School, the same school as Clemson's leading rusher and touchdown scorer in 1999, Travis Zachery
* two-year letterman in track and football
* an All-Dixie Region selection by SuperPrep, he is rated as the 45th best player in Georgia
* broke the state record in the long jump with first place showing of 24-4 as a junior
* born 6-6-81
* chose Clemson over Auburn and Mississippi.


Aaron Hunt PK 5-11 210 Oak Ridge, TN (Oak Ridge)
* All-state kicker in Tennessee who made a school record 52-yarder in 1999
* also an all-region 2-5A and all-East Tennessee selection
* the Kicker of the Year in the Region, he was a United States National Football Award winner
* chosen to the Tennessee All-Star team that will play in Australia this year
* attended Ray Guy kicking camps
* named most outstanding special teams player at Oak Ridge HS where he played for Bruce Lussier
* made 10-16 field goals in 1999
* also converted 41-45 extra points
* very strong when it comes to kickoffs, only 15 of his 71 kickoffs in 1999 were returned
* Knoxville Area Player-of-the-Week in the first week of the season
* a big reason his Oak Ridge team finished 1999 with a 12-1 record
* team won the Region 2-5A championship and reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs
* outstanding student who is in Who's Who Among American High School Students
* member of FCA
* born 10-31-81, the day Clemson defeated Wake Forest 82-24 during its run to the national championship.


Brandon Jamison LB 6-1 190 Hopkins, SC (Lower Richland)
* Ranked as the number-one linebacker in South Carolina
* outstanding team leader who was captain of the Lower Richland HS team
* Shrine Bowl team selection
* all-state and all-region selection
* has 38-inch vertical jump and has run the 40 in 4.4
* as a senior had 161 tackles, five sacks and seven tackles for loss
* as a junior, had 140 tackles and 14 sacks
* finished career with 381 career tackles and 12 sacks
* holds career record for the midlands with 17 sacks
* had 12 sacks in 1998 to lead the midlands in that category
* also had 1112 yards on offense and accounted for 13 touchdowns in 1999
* ranked as sixth best player in the state of South Carolina according to The State newspaper
* second in the state of South Carolina in the shot put on the track even though he weighed just 185 pounds at the time
* born 7-31-81
* chose Clemson over South Carolina, Auburn, Tennessee and Georgia.


Cedric Johnson OL 6-4 310 Barwick, GA (Thomas County Central)
* Perhaps the strongest of Clemson's 2000 signees, he can bench press 440 pounds
* All-Southwest Georgia, all-region and honorable mention all-state offensive lineman
* captain of the Thomas County Central team where he played for Head Coach Ed Pilcher
* strong candidate for the Florida-Georgia All-Star game
* born 11-25-81
* chose Clemson over East Carolina.


Keith Kelly RB 6-0 215 Walterboro, SC (Walterboro)
* National top 100 player according to many services
* Tom Lemming, Max Emfinger, Football Report, ESPN, Gridiron Greats and Rivals 100 all ranked Kelly as a top 100 player
* ranked as 97th best player in the nation and sixth best player in the Mid-Atlantic Region by Lemming
* ranked as 19th best running back in the nation by SuperPrep magazine
* SuperPrep All-American
* ranked 11th among running backs nationally prior to the season by Rivals 100, he is an All-American by that service
* also all-southeast selection by Rivals 100
* Sports Alliance All-Southeast team
* ranked as #6 prospect in state of South Carolina by Mickey Plyler and SuperPrep
* ranked #15 in South Carolina, regardless of position, by The State newspaper
* 4A all-state selection as a junior and senior
* all-conference, all-region and all Low Country as a junior and senior
* had almost 4200 yards rushing and 52 touchdowns for his career
* he had a 7.6 yards per rush average over last two years
* also played some quarterback in addition to his running back duties
* as a junior had 2100 rushing and scored 27 touchdowns
* as a senior, played in just six games due to injury, but still had 1250 yards and 16 touchdowns
* not a bad passer, he threw for 367 yards on just eight attempts as a junior on halfback option passes
* has recorded a 10.8 in the 100-meters and 22.3 in the 200 meters
* has a long jump of 21-6
* played for Walterboro HS for Coach Leroy Riley
* born 9-1-82
* chose Clemson over South Carolina, Florida State and Georgia Tech.


Todd McClinton TE 6-6 250 Columbia, SC (C.A. Johnson)
* Ranked as the number-one tight end in the nation by Rivals 100 entering the 1999 season
* ranked as #1 tight end prospect in the nation by Border Wars
* ranked as the fifth best tight end in the nation by SuperPrep magazine, he is a SuperPrep All-American
* a national top 100 player by Rivals 100
* an all-region pick by Tom Lemming, he is ranked as 22nd best player in Mid-Atlantic Region
* ranked as the third best prospect in the state, regardless of position by The State newspaper and by SuperPrep
* played in the Shrine Bowl for South Carolina
* all-state and All-Midlands selection
* averaged 18 yards a catch at C.A. Johnson High in Columbia
* had 32 catches in 1999 for 663 yards and six scores
* also rushed 47 times for 450 yards and scored five touchdowns
* had 237 yards on kick returns, giving him 1350 all-purpose yards in 1999
* for his career, had 53 catches for 1163 yards and 11 scores
* had 77-750 and 10 touchdowns rushing for his career
* had 2150 all-purpose yards for his career and 21 touchdowns
* had 21 catches for 500 yards and five touchdowns as a junior
* also standout in basketball, he averages 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots per game for C.A. Johnson High
* played for Coach Victor Floyd
* born 12-28-80
* chose Clemson over Auburn, Miami (FL),Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.


Ronnie Thomas WR 5-11 190 Quincy, FL (Shanks)
* Will join former high school teammates Willie Simmons and Charles Harper at Clemson next year
* a Super Prep All-America receiver who caught 130 passes for 2850 yards and 37 touchdowns in his career
* averaged an incredible 22 yards a catch over his career, many of those receptions came from Simmons
* in 1999 he collected 58 receptions for 1150 yards and 11 scores, he was the second leading receiver in the state of Florida
* had 45 catches as a junior for 1045 yards and 14 scores
* ranked among the top 50 players in the state of Florida by Super Prep
* ranked among the top 10 receivers in the country by Rivals 100
* All Big Bend selection as a junior and senior, he was 3A All-State as a senior
* all-area and all-region his final two years
* ranked among the top 25 players in Florida, regardless of position, by the Florida Times Union
* a Florida Golden Nuggett selection, meaning he was one of the top 15 players in the state
* All-Southeast Region pick by Prep Star
* played at Shanks High School in Quincy, FL for Coach Andy Gay
* born 5-3-82
* chose Clemson over Alabama, Georgia Tech and Georgia.


Donnell Washington OL 6-6 270 Beaufort, SC (Battery Creek)
* A Super Prep All-American ranked among the top defensive linemen in the country
* an All-region selection by Tom Lemming, he is ranked as 13th best player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast region
* went both ways in high school, he was a dominating blocker on the offensive line in addition to his defensive attributes
* ranked #22 in the nation among defensive linemen by Rivals 100
* a member of the Rivals 100 All-America team
* ranked as top defensive lineman in the Southeast by the same media outlet
* ranked as third best defensive lineman in the state by The State newspaper, the 25th best player overall
* ranked as #17 player in state of South Carolina by Super Prep
* a Sports Report All-State selection who had 16 sacks and 75 tackles as a senior at Battery Creek HS
* all-regional choice as a junior and senior
* also a 4A all-state choice as a junior and senior
* named team's defensive MVP
* all-conference for three years, he lettered four years
* also lettered two years in basketball and two years in track
* played for coach Fred Hamilton at Battery Creek HS
* already can bench press over 400 pounds and squat 600 pounds
* born born 2-6-81
* chose Clemson over Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee and North Carolina.


Derrick Brantley    OL 6-5  300 Mullins, SC (SW MISS JC)
Brian Carr	    QB 6-1  185 Conyers, GA (Heritage)
Ronny Delusme	    DB 6-2  185 Naples, FL (Lely)
JR Grant            DL 6-4  200 Lake Wales, FL (Winter Haven)
Derrick Hamilton    WR 6-4  190 Dillon, SC (Dillon)
Ryan Hemby          DB 5-9  175 Orangeburg, SC (Orangeburg-Wilkinson)
Terrance Huey       RB 5-9  170 Marietta, GA (Marietta)
Aaron Hunt	    PK 5-11 210 Oak Ridge, TN (Oak Ridge)
Brandon Jamison	    LB 6-1  190 Hopkins, SC (Lower Richland)
Cedric Johnson	    OL 6-4  310 Barwick, GA (Thomas County Central)
Keith Kelly	    RB 6-0  215 Walterboro, SC (Walterboro) 
Todd McClinton	    TE 6-6  250 Columbia, SC (C.A. Johnson)
Ronnie Thomas	    WR 5-11 190 Quincy, FL (Shanks)
Donnell Washington  OL 6-6  270 Beaufort, SC (Battery Creek)

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