Rankings Updated: 1970-01-01
First-team USA Today All-American... first Clemson signee to be named first or second-team All-American by USA Today as a defensive lineman since Chester McGlockton in 1988... McGlockton went on to a four-time Pro Bowl career in the NFL...national top 100 player collegefootballnews.com, who ranked him as the 17th best player in the nation...a top 100 player by Tom Lemming, who ranks him as the 18th best player in the nation... rated as the #21 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...member of the ESPN top 150, he is ranked as the #61 player in the nation by ESPN.com... a U.S. Army All-American, played in the U.S. Army Bowl in San Antonio, TX...second-team All-American by EA Sports....the #1 prospect in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep and The State Newspaper...ranked among the top 10 defensive linemen in the nation by virtually every service...the #2 defensive end in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...the #3 defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com...rated as the number-five defensive end in the nation by scout.com, that internet site also lists him as a five-star player... #6 defensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep and #9 defensive lineman by Prepstar...the #2 prospect in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.com... the #1 defensive end in the east region by Scout.com ...a member of the East Hot 100 by Scout.com... named to the Super Southern 100 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...one of the top-25 players in the nation by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... 1st-team All-South by Countdown to Signing Day... a member of the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team... recorded 82 tackles, including 25 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a senior...an all-region and all-state selection as a junior...had 70 tackles, including 27 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a junior...as a sophomore he was named to the All-Region team...standout in track and basketball...three-year state Regional Champion in the 100 meters (10.76 career best)...the 200 meters (21.0 career best) and the 4X 100 meter relay...two-year starter in basketball, he has been All-Region the last two years...played for coach Ron Duncan at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School...chose Clemson over Florida State, Georgia, N.C. State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech.
Mickey Plyler on Sapp: "Sapp is the #1 player in SC. He has terrific overall speed and unbelievable closing speed. He plays well in space and is a great edge rusher. He should pick up where Gaines Adams left off.”
Reminds Plyler of: Gaines Adams, John Johnson
Sapp on Clemson: "Death Valley was awesome. When the team was at the top of the Hill, you could not hear yourself think. I am ready to go to Clemson right now."
"I love Death Valley. The fans and the atmosphere is the best. It is kind of out in the country, and I am from country."
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