Receiver prospect Derion Kendrick has completed 84.4 percent of his throws as South Pointe QB this season.
Receiver prospect Derion Kendrick has completed 84.4 percent of his throws as South Pointe QB this season.

Clemson commit highlights: Week 2

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Derion Kendrick - Wide Receiver
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Height: 6-1   Weight: 184   Hometown: Rock Hill, SC (South Pointe HS)   Class: 2018
#62 Overall, #6 ATH, #1 SC
#30 Overall, #6 WR, #1 SC
#30 Overall, #6 ATH, #3 SC

Week two of action for Clemson football’s 2018 commits featured some outstanding offensive and defensive showcases.

Check out the latest highlights from future Tigers:

Derion Kendrick – 4-star South Pointe (SC) WR prospect

Kendrick executed to perfection as South Pointe’s quarterback in a 53-0 win over Nation Ford, where he connected on a number of deep throws going 18-of-18 for 342 yards and four touchdowns. Kendrick added a rushing score to bring his total to six touchdowns on the season. He’s completed 84.4 percent of his pass attempts through two games.

Xavier Thomas – 5-star IMG Academy (Fla.) DE

Thomas showcased all five stars in his rating in IMG Academy’s ESPNU-televised top-10 national showdown at Chandler (Az.). The South Carolina product earned MVP honors in his season debut, totaling two pass breakups, four tackles and five quarterback hurries – one that knocked Chandler quarterback Jacob Conover out of the game (second video below).

(Thomas is No. 19; Jones Jr. is No. 24 in video)

Darnell Jefferies – 3-star Newton (GA) DT

The 6-foot-3 and 275-pound defender posted nine tackles, five tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in a 41-0 Newton win over Eastside (Ga.). He even added a 20-yard catch. On the season, Jefferies has totaled 6.5 sacks and eight tackles for loss.

Trevor Lawrence – 5-star Cartersville (GA) QB

Lawrence thrived under the spotlight of a national stage to the tune of 403 passing yards and four touchdowns in Cartersville holding off a Bartram Trail (Fla.) rally, 52-45. Four of those touchdowns passes came in the first three quarters, where he started 13-of-15 passing for 290 yards. The 5-star prospect has connected on 75.6 percent of his passes with six touchdowns to one interception on the season.

Kyler McMichael – 4-star Greater Atlanta Christian CB prospect

McMichael continued a strong start in the backfield with a touchdown and 78 rushing yards on 12 carries in a 41-7 win over fellow top-10 3A opponent Westminster (Ga.). McMichael is averaging 6.3 yards per carry through two games.

Braden Galloway – 3-star Seneca (SC) TE prospect

A promising start as Seneca’s quarterback hit a bump in the road Friday night in a 56-14 loss to Chapman, where a foot injury sustained on a long run will keep him out for 4-6 weeks. Before his exit, Galloway threw his second touchdown pass of the season, a 40-yarder. Galloway posted four total touchdowns (one rushing and one receiving each as well) in a game-plus so far.

Justin Mascoll – 4-star South Gwinnett (GA) DE

Mascoll did his part in to get South Gwinnett in the win column versus Lanier (Ga.). The 6-foot-4 defensive end totaled a sack, tackle for loss and a couple more QB hurries in the 17-7 decision. Mascoll also cleared the way on a goal line block for a touchdown. Mascoll is up to two sacks and three tackles for loss, a forced fumble and seven quarterback hurries on the year.

Mike Jones Jr. – 4-star IMG Academy (Fla.) OLB

Jones Jr. excelled in coverage versus the pass-happy Chandler offense, breaking up three attempts.

Jake Venables – 4-star Daniel (SC) OLB

Venables added his third and fourth tackles for loss of his senior campaign – including a sack – in a 31-12 loss to Easley. He totaled six stops and a QB hurry as well.

B.T. Potter – 3-star South Pointe (SC) K

Potter knocked through two 45-yard field goal attempts comfortably in South Pointe’s blowout win over Nation Ford.

Josh Belk – 3-star Lewisville (SC) DT

Belk’s Lewisville Lions improved to 2-0 with another strong defensive effort in an 18-16 win over Blacksburg.

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