Ranked as a 4-Star signee by Scout.com and Rivals.com...rated as the #12 wide receiver in the nation and eighth best player in South Carolina by Rivals.com...rated as the #148 overall player in the nation and fourth best in South Carolina by Rivals.com...#14 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com...#29 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com...#6 player in the South Carolina 37 by SuperPrep...#6 athlete in nation by SuperPrep...first- team All-State by The State Newspaper...ranked as third best player in South Carolina by the Charlotte Observer, tops among Clemson signees...participated in Offense-Defense All American Game, and the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas...first-team All-Southern according to the Orlando Sentinel, one of two Tigers chosen to that team (Sam Cooper the other)...South Carolina Mr. Football finalist...two-time AP All-State selection at defensive back...two-time Seneca Daily Journal Player of the Year...two-time Anderson Independent Player of the Year...two-time AAA All-State by High School Sports Report...2009 Co-Region Player of the Year...three-time All-Region 1 AAA selection... finished his high school career with an incredible 28 Interceptions for 555 return yards and five touchdowns...on offense had 57 receptions for 1266 yards and 18 touchdowns in his career....had 11 punt returns for 289 yards and three touchdowns in 2009...had two kickoff returns for 119 yards and one touchdown in 2009...had seven touchdowns receiving, two on interception returns, three on punt returns, one on a kickoff return and one on a fumble return in 2009...AAA Back of the Year in South Carolina... also had a pair of blocked kicks...led team in scoring in 2009 with 86 Points...led Daniel High School to 37-4 record in his career...preseason Prep Star All-American ...coached by Randy Robinson at nearby D.W. Daniel High School...attended same high school as former Clemson All-America center Kyle Young, who is now an assistant athletic director at Clemson...recruited by Andre Powell... also a starter on the basketball team who averages 15 points per game...chose Clemson over Michigan, South Carolina, and Tennessee....born June 6, 1992.
Mickey Plyler on DeAndre Hopkins: "Nuke reminds me of another former Daniel High School receiver in Terry Smith because of the way he catches the football. They are related and the abilities are similar. Few high school receivers attack the football the way Hopkins does. He has tremendous ball skills. I can see him playing a lot as a true freshman."
Reminds Plyler of: Terry Smith
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