Rankings Updated: 1970-01-01
Parade All-American quarterback...named SuperPrep All-American...ranked as the #5 dual threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com...a national top-100 player by many Services... ranked the #25 prospect in the nation by Tom Lemming...Gatorade Player of the Year in South Carolina in 2005 and 2006...ranked as the #7 prospect in the nation at quarterback by SuperPrep...selected for the Shrine Bowl in 2006...a U.S. Army All-American that participated in the Army All-American game in 2007... member of the ESPN Top-150...top 100 player by PrepStar...ranked as the #8 quarterback in the country by Scout.com...member of the Rivals 100; listed as the #98 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com...rated the #5 quarterback in the country by PrepStar...listed as the #5 player in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep... rated the #2 player in the state according to TigerIllustrated.com...South Carolina Coaches Association Offensive Player of the Year in 2006...Spartanburg Herald-Journal Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005...All Southern Player of the Year in 2006...Region II AAAA All-Region in 2004, 2005 and 2006...Fox 21 Player of the Year in 2006...named to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal All-Offensive Team as a quarterback in 2006...set many South Carolina state records as a junior in 2005; most passing touchdowns in a season (53), most completed passes in a season (281) and most passing yards in a season (4,164)...threw for over 3,000 yards his junior and senior years...in his best passing game he recorded 22 completions out of 24 attempts with 435 passing yards and six passing touchdowns... in his best rushing game against Greenwood, he recorded 195 yards on 15 attempts and had the longest rushing touchdown of his career (84 yards)...he also set the record for most rushing touchdowns in a single game during that game with four...team captain as a junior and senior...led James F. Byrnes High School to 39 wins and just three losses and two Class AAAA State Championships in 2004 and 2005...finished his high school career with 795 pass completions, 1,181 pass attempts, 25 interceptions, 125 passing touchdowns and 10,716 passing yards...his 125 career touchdown passes rank 8th all-time in high school history, first among quarterbacks who started just three years...graduated from high school in December and enrolled in classes for the spring...participating in spring practice with fellow Clemson signees Xavier Dye, Landon Walker, DeAndre McDaniel, and Brian Linthicum...recruited by inside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator David Blackwell...chose Clemson over Georgia Tech and South Carolina.
Plyler on Korn: "Simply stated he is the best high school quarterback I have ever seen. You name it, he can do it. Perhaps the most important thing he processes is toughness. I saw him get the stew knocked out of him time after time behind a bad offensive line this year. He just keep getting up. Korn is just a natural leader. He is a bright kid and ultra competitive. He is the most accurate player I have ever seen in the pocket and on the run. He has great feet. I fully expect him to be the starting quarterback at Clemson."
Reminds Plyler of: Steve Fuller
Korn on Clemson: "I have always wanted to play for Clemson, and really wasn't considering any other school."
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