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Topic: Old topic, but best HS athlete seen in person ?
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Old topic, but best HS athlete seen in person ?

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:09 PM
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Bobby engram, Nelson Welch, Steven davis, and Anthony Simmons for me.

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Noah Whiteside( I know I know he's a coot)

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:13 PM
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Sam Perry, Dennis Cannon, John Barber just to name a few...

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:17 PM
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Stanley Morgan, Jimmy Jackson, and Clyde Mayes

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Jun 24, 2021, 11:09 PM
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Point for Clyde Mayes. Do you also remember Clyde Agnew?

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:20 PM
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Davis and Simmons would be at the top for me too. Roscoe Crosby was a freak in high school. Saw him in a couple of playoff games. I saw Tron Jackson who played at Liberty and went to Georgia several times. He, Davis and Stanley Morgan, who was from my hometown, were the fastest I ever saw in person.

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Marcus Robinson (coot) and Jacquez Green

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:24 PM
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Both at Peach County High School in the early 90s.

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:26 PM
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Uncle Rico

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:26 PM
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I was in high school with Clowney and Stephon Gilmore and the entire team was solid

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:33 PM
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Kevin Garnett
Steven Davis

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Deshaun for four amazing years

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:32 PM
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Next level would be David Young (dominated every aspect of his games), Roscoe Crosby (baseball and football), Nelson Welch (just won ball games), Bennie Cunningham (barely old enough to remember)

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Jun 25, 2021, 2:57 AM
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Next level would be David Young (dominated every aspect of his games), Roscoe Crosby (baseball and football), Nelson Welch (just won ball games), Bennie Cunningham (barely old enough to remember)


Are you referring to David Young of St. John’s High?

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Jun 25, 2021, 2:57 AM
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Next level would be David Young (dominated every aspect of his games), Roscoe Crosby (baseball and football), Nelson Welch (just won ball games), Bennie Cunningham (barely old enough to remember)


Are you referring to David Young of St. John’s High?

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:32 PM
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Stanley Morgan and the running back out of Spartanburg that went to Auburn.(Help me out please).

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Jun 24, 2021, 9:12 PM
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Was it Stephen Davis?

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Jun 24, 2021, 9:13 PM
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Oh yeah, also Ed McDaniels from Batesburg

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Michael Jordan

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:34 PM
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Football probably Ron Springs or Russell Davis

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:42 PM
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Steve Fuller, Steven Davis, Anthony Simmons,

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Jerry Butler senior year- won state

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:43 PM
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100 meter dash in addition to football - in PE nobody could even touch him in flag football

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:52 PM
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and was originally on a track scholarship at Clemson I think. Was there at MD when we won the 78 ACC Championship and he caught an 80 yard or so pass. was yelling he's gone the cant catch im at midfield

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:58 PM
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1978/11/19/clemson-captures-acc-crown/3fe71ea6-fc14-4de2-8151-f0abbd02eea6/

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Pete Maravich***

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:51 PM
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Jun 24, 2021, 8:54 PM
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Played against heisman winner & national champion at Notre Dame Tony Rice from Woodruff 3 years. I was hoping he would end up at Clemson but his grades weren’t good enough. Faster & more athletic than anybody I ever played against.

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Jun 24, 2021, 8:55 PM
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Clowney, hate to say it but he was a freak at any position in HS

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Jun 24, 2021, 9:13 PM
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The top four for me are AJ Green (Summerville - Byrnes triple teamed him in the state championship and he was injured and still caught some passes), Jadaveon Clowney (obviously, probably the best South Carolina high school player ever, 70 sacks in 3 years), and Sam Montgomery (Greenwood, terrible miss by Clemson in recruiting and became an All-American at LSU - he just crushed people, I saw him tackle an offensive lineman and the ball carrier at the same time).

I also saw Willy Korn play. Not the best "athlete," but you'd be hard-pressed to find a more dominant QB in South Carolina history in high school. And I saw Ben Coates play. It's a stretch to call him the best high school player in SC, since he only played a season and wasn't phenomenal then. But he might be the best football player to come out of South Carolina (5 time pro-bowler at tight-end, was #4 in receiving yards for tight ends when he retired, super bowl champ, and is in the Patriots Hall of Fame).

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Jun 24, 2021, 9:22 PM
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Melvin Stewart, Olympic Gold Medalist, former world record holder. He was 3rd fastest in the state of NC in his best event when he was 13, the 2 guys that were faster were both 18. Absolute physical genius. Never saw anyone his age even remotely push him until college.

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Jun 24, 2021, 9:18 PM
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Raymond Felton at Latta

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Jun 24, 2021, 9:27 PM
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Unbelievable in high school

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Actually, probably Bill Spiers***


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Jun 24, 2021, 9:46 PM
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I had the honor of getting obliterated by Gaines Adams. I was the guard/tackle (8 man football with the guard being the end lineman if the 2nd man away from center was split out) on his side. Im fairly certain the only time I touched him was when he stunted inside and took my jock with him.

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Jun 25, 2021, 6:46 AM
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I saw Gaines too, though it's hard to say he was as impressive as the four I mentioned. But his private school was ridiculous because of him. They were beating their opponents by like 70 points a game.

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Steve Fuller. He played football, basketball, and baseball


Jun 24, 2021, 9:48 PM
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against us in high school. Obviously football was his focus, but I remember him being an outstanding basketball player as well, and I saw him clear the bases with a drive deep over the center field fence in baseball.

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Jun 24, 2021, 9:52 PM
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Vincent “Bo” Jackson - high school track meet his senior year. Seeing a guy like him out of his pads made me almost not want to keep playing football.

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Jun 24, 2021, 9:57 PM
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Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, and JR Reid.

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Jun 24, 2021, 9:58 PM
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I played football at St. John’s in darlington and played with Brian Scott (played wide receiver at South Carolina) and Orlando Hudson. Best my eyes have seen. Orlando is best known for mlb tho.

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Jun 25, 2021, 3:07 AM
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Sorry you played FB for St. John’s. I did too. 86-87. Orlando is a treasure. I was lucky enough to watch the great BB teams of the day. David Young, Derrick McQueen, Randolph Taylor, Randolph Scott. Whole team played above the rim way before it was a thing. Even warmups were worth the ticket. Bleacher Creature here lol. C/O 88

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Didn't know anything about them at the time, but

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Jun 24, 2021, 10:01 PM
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I was at a game where DeAndre Hopkins was covering Martavis Bryant and oh yeah, Ben Boulware was on the field as well.

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Derrick “Noodle” Hamilton was unstoppable in HS


Jun 24, 2021, 10:15 PM
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I know the competition level was slack in the Pee dee area but dude would house punt and ko returns like nothing Not to even talk about receiving.

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Jun 24, 2021, 10:55 PM
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Cliff Dingle out of Macedonia High School, before Joe Hamilton.

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Jun 24, 2021, 10:56 PM
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Cliff Dingle out of Macedonia High School, before Joe Hamilton.

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Stanley "Roadrunner" Morgan, Easley HS, early 70's.***


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Bo Jackson***


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Freddie Solomon, Sumter, SC!!!!!!!

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Jun 24, 2021, 11:17 PM
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Remember?

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Roscoe Crosby


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Jun 25, 2021, 12:42 AM
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Jim Rice, Terrell Suit, Ken Helms

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Jun 25, 2021, 12:44 AM
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Two others - Barry Isom - HS AA and JUCO AA; William "Moon" Calhoun (never played college - didn't have the grades even for SC, Bama, and the JUCOs

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Dale Ellis***


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Jun 25, 2021, 2:19 AM
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I'm assuming you mean seen in person at the high school level.

Larry Nance, Jim Rice

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Jun 25, 2021, 3:43 AM
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I saw Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen play in the same year. The best High school basketball player I ever saw was a guy in HS from Dutch Fork (I almost said his name). I saw him score 49 points as a Freshman in HS on varsity.

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Jun 25, 2021, 7:28 AM
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Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins for Orlando Evans HS in Florida. This was a full grown enormous man playing against boys in high school. Straight to the NBA, played for the 76ers the next year. First guy to break a backboard.

If you never saw Nelson Welch play for Greer in 1989 you really missed something special. Kid literally never came off the field. Wingback, safety, kicker, punter, return man. Very, very fast.
Never got a chance to show his athleticism because he was to valuable as a kicker to the Tigers.
Darryl Dawkins, Orlando's former teenage NBA wonder, dies at 58 - Orlando  Sentinel
Welch enters Ring of Honor as one of Greer High's finest athletes |  GreerToday.com

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Jun 25, 2021, 7:42 AM
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In Charlotte where I lived at time - Mark Maye. Star in 3 sports - genes showed up next generation too.

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tie between Roscoe Crosby and Stephen Davis***


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Saudia Roundtree, Rafael Little.***


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Jun 25, 2021, 9:32 AM
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Stephen Davis, Bobby Ingram and Stanley Roberts.

Separate Note - Who was the Camden QB that played with Ingram and went to Clemson? Thanks in advance.

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Roscoe Crosby was a freak of nature***


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