Came to Clemson with good genes, his brother Mason is the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State and is rated among the top 50 players in the nation for 2017 by ESPN ... Mason also entered college as a January enrollee ... a top-200 prospect nationally according to Scout, which rated him No. 197 overall, seventh-best in the state of South Carolina and No. 14 in the nation at his position ... No. 4 player in the state and No. 22 at his position by 247 Sports ... No. 8 prospect in the state by ESPN … No. 7 in the state by Rivals … played just two games in 2016, he suffered a torn labrum in the second game of the year for Northwestern High School and was lost for the season ... had 11 tackles over the first two games as a starting defensive end ... in 2015 as a junior, helped Northwestern to a 14-1 record and state championship appearance … had 60 tackles, including 24.5 for loss, 14.5 of which were sacks ... also had an interception, four caused fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... had four sacks against South Pointe and Nation Ford, his top two games of the year ... played for Kyle Richardson his first three years, Richardson is now a defensive analyst at Clemson ... as a junior on offense, he had eight catches for 110 yards and a score ... as a sophomore in 2014, had 20 receptions for 224 yards and a score ... as a freshman in 2013, had 22 catches for 168 yards and a score ... scored a touchdown in first career game as a freshman against South Aiken ... finished career with 50 catches for 502 yards and three scores ... committed to Clemson through a video while he was chopping wood on May 6, 2016 ... wore #4 at Northwestern ... played for David Pierce as a senior ... recruited by Jeff Scott and Brent Venables.
Mickey Plyler on Rudolph: He missed most of his senior season with an injury but this is a tough, gritty kid. Few players play harder than Rudolph. He has a great motor. I think he will grow into a defensive end.
Reminds Plyler of: Kevin Alexander
Clemson offered on 4/7/16.
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