Thursday Thoughts

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Thursday Thoughts

Chase Brice

The Clemson staff received more good news as the Tigers stayed hot in recruiting with another major commitment last night. Chase Brice (6-2, 195) of Grayson High School in Loganville, GA chose the Tigers over Michigan State. Brice is a four-star prospect who is ranked 142nd overall in the Class of 2017. He became the second quarterback in the Class of 2017 to pick the Tigers this week after the nation's top quarterback in the class, Hunter Johnson, committed to Clemson Monday evening.

Clemson's plan was to have two quarterbacks in this class, and it says a lot about the attraction to this program when you can get two of the top 150 players in the country at the same position in the same week. No one will have more talent on hand at this position in 2017 with the possibility of Deshaun Watson returning for his senior season combined with Kelly Bryant, Tucker Israel, Zerrick Cooper, Hunter Johnson and Chase Brice.

Pre-Season Number 1

The website came out with their "way too early" top 25 for next football season this week. I think everyone will agree that it is way too early for this, but it was nice to see the current number one team as their pre-season number one team. Clemson's brand is hot now, and pre-season expectations will be very high next year.

Early Departures

College juniors and red-shirt sophomores have until January 18th to file for the NFL draft. Shaq Lawson has already announced he is headed to the next level. Many think it is a forgone conclusion Mackensie Alexander and Jayron Kearse are also headed for the NFL early. Several other juniors will have decisions to make. I am told juniors like Jordan Leggett, Kevin Dodd, Wayne Gallman, Carlos Watkins, TJ Green and Cordrea Tankersley have considered the move as well.

Basketball Rivalry

Each year I am amazed at the lack of interest in the Clemson-South Carolina basketball rivalry. Maybe it's because these two programs haven't been very good lately. Maybe it's because the game is played in December. I have not fielded one question or comment on my radio show or received one email on the game Friday night.

Christmas Idea

My friend Jon Seketa has a very good book out called, "Clemson Through The Eyes of The Tiger" which is about all the former mascots and their favorite and worst games/events in the uniform.

Order today by going to and use the promo code - b26j4y - for a 20% discount through Christmas Day.

A portion of proceeds from the books sold goes to an IPTAY Mascot Fund so they can visit children in the hospital.

If you are downtown the cost is $24.95, stop in at Tiger Sports Shop, Hubbard Young Pharmacy, Allen Creations, Variety and Frame, Judge Kellers, Tiger Town Graphics. In Anderson go to Anderson County Museum, Propp Drugs or PIP Printing by the hospital.

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Prayer List

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Those who need our prayers include: Jo Ann Bachman, Kenneth Bryant, Pruitt Martin, Got Igers and his family, David Rowland, Leonard, Gillespie and his family, Jim S., Daniel Rosborough, the Huffman family, Nancy Winkler, John Reeve, Vinnie Brock, Kaitlyn L., Susan Miller, Joyce Harley, Steve Proveaux, Jeffrey Greene, the Hutto family, Sherl Drawdy, Caleb Kennedy, Teresa O'Connor, Matt Jacobs, Perrin Seigler, Candee Massee, Lindsey Jordan, Sam Catoe, Tyler Felch, the Nicolopulos family, "the Jacksonville, FL guys," Kim Sims, the Coyle family, Ryleigh Tedder, Steve Lee, Kelly Trakas, Jimmy Moore, the Thomas V. family, Emary Claire Young, Kitty Bowers, Julie Locke, the Scheider family, Lauren Kittles' family, Frank Gentry, Stacey McKeown, Dale Childs, Larry Lentz, Jr., Carl Sharperson, Scott Hannon, William Perry, Tyler Swaney, Lillian, Mark Feit, David Frame, the family of Matthew M. Watson, the Dowis family, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Bobby Wayne Thomas, Emma and Danielle Carothers, Robert Ditty, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, Millie Heatley, Lynn Martin and family, Michael Pinson, Jake David family, Angie Crowley, Ira, Mike Tolson, Poly Wells, Dr. Muriel Bishop, Jack Cunningham, Emily Jefford Meister, Aaron Clackum, Pat James, Cortney Moore, William Moore, Angelia and Savannah Anderson, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll, Brandon Thompson, Alvin Sammons, Georgine McAlhaney, Glen Davis, Mike Price, Aaron Knight, Danielle Johnston and family, Nicholas Abrams, Lana Kuykendall, Gary, Gary G., William Huggins, Jim Bennett, Chantz Fowler, Ethel McElveen, Michele Gurganus, William Gentry, Lewis Usher and Tanya Sanders, Shon Cooper, Nick Collins, Amanda Peake, Chip Turner, Nick Collins, Allen Steen, the Sturkey family, the Lance family, Nick Chrisley's family, Allison Williams, Lt. Kyle Walker, Summer and Joel Johnson, Nicole O'Donnell, James O. Johnson, Joy Pruett and family, Bill Schmidt, Jack Bailey, Gardner Family, Charles Turner, Kathy Bartholomew, Ray Sanders, David and Robin Blocker, J.R. Ray, Kenneth Kowe, Lauren Sielicki, Jenna Phipps, Mark Lawrence, Jonathan and Jacki Sullins, Peter Laboy, Kat and Carlisle Jones, Elizabeth Galloway and family, Anita McDonald, Willard Harryman, Liz Surratt, Molly Senn, Jackie Shearer, Richard Sellers, Tim Drisdelle, Susan and Mike Brown, Julie Goodman Marshall, Willard and Dorothy Harryman, Justin Jernigan, Jack Cunningham, Mia Daughtery, Tee Senn, Bob Garrett, Skylar, Joseph Thomas, Mrs. Nelis, Sean Rowell, George Parker, Levon Kirkland and family, Catherine Sewell, Randy Davenport, David Vaughn, Keith Dalton, B.T., Bill Hilbig, Rita Elrod Hammond and family, Jim McKeller, Tony Alewine, Sharon Storck, Dick Baird, Richard Bagnal, Dustin and Brittany Peurifoy, Jan Allan, Josh Cox, Gregg and Sylvia Lewis, Travis Hamrick, Kaki Harmon, Jammie McKellar and babies, Karen Edwards, Jackson Lindsey, Cathy Hutson Gregg, Kristin Heckman, Jennifer Johnson, Jay Johnson, Lyndsie Johnson, Emily Davis, Hayes Davis, Judy Towe, Johnny Towe, Ken Brown, Elaine Brown, Rhonda Thompson, Tim Davis, Jacob Greinke, Jack Finley, Richard and Clara Crawford, Zach and Griffin Johnson, Israel, Frankie Allen, Bobby Allen, the Wessinger family, the Parsons family, Todd Price and family, Rosemary A Flynn, Dr. Mickey Shealy family, Mr. Gillespie, Bobbi Nicholson, Dr. Matt Stower, Tyler Kemmerlin, Parks Hutto, Patrick Destefano, Robert Summerville, Michelle Richey, Julie Moore, Ashley Fitch, Drew Moyer, Kevin Anderson, Lyn Price, John Robert Smith, Allison Williams, Nicholas Wickiser, Lena Wright, Elizabeth Bruner, Bobbi Simpson, Hammond Family, Elaine G. Duvall, Addison Grace, Bennie Cunningham, Kevin Orcutt, Alan Finley, Keith Wells, Steve Byrd, Jessica Hernandez, Wayne Mullins, Rita Alexander, Tony Osterman, family and friends of Gary Cooper, Tonya Gibson, Mary Carmen Harman, Derk Denton, Debbie Denton, Tim Vacek, Mike Vacek, and our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day, plus their families.

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