Most Valuable Player of the North-South High School All-Star game in December...ranked the #27 player in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep...rated the #21 prospect in the state by Rivals.com...listed as the #18 fullback in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...will play fullback/tight end position at Clemson...rated the #22 prospect in the state by TigerIllustrated.com...played offensive guard, linebacker, and fullback positions at Byrnes High School...accumulated 141 tackles and 12 tackles for loss as a junior...also had 111 tackles, seven sacks, 16 quarterback pressures, 19 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, one recovered fumble, and two pass deflections in 2006...selected to play in the North-South All-Star game as a senior...three star prospect according to Rivals.com...recruited by inside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator David Blackwell...played with 2007 Clemson signees Willy Korn, Stanley Hunter, and Xavier Dye at Byrnes High School in Duncan, SC...chose Clemson over Duke, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Marshall.
Plyler on Diehl: "He reminds me a lot of current Tiger Alex Pearson. I think he is a better lb than Pearson was. At linebacker he has really good instincts but he could move to offensive h-back or fullback at Clemson. He's just a football player."
Reminds Plyler of: Alex Pearson
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