Rated #25 running back in the class of 2009 by ESPN.com...rated a Four Star Running back by Rivals.com...ranked as #4 running back in the class of 2009 by Rivals.com...member of the Rivals 250 for 2009...rated #6 Player in the South Carolina Postseason Top 35 by Rivals.com ...rated #48 RB in the class of 2009 by Scout.com...listed as #22 back in the All-America 287 by SuperPrep...ranked #7 Player in South Carolina 46 by SuperPrep...member of All-America Top 250 team by PrepStar...had 158 rushes for 1399 yards and 28 total touchdowns as a junior...came back with 1,892 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior...Shrine Bowl Participant...invited to US All-American Bowl...coached by Paul Sorrells...chose Clemson over Florida, Kentucky and South Carolina...born 2/7/90...recruited by Andre Powell.
Plyler on McDowell: "This is a smaller back that has very quick feet. He reminds me of Andre Ellington in that he is a undersized back but he is tough between the tackles. I think Clemson could use McDowell and Ellington the way Florida has used Demps and Rainey. McDowell also catches the ball well. When Spiller decided to return I thought it meant McDowell could red-shirt but he could improve his chances of playing if he improves his strength like Ellington did last year."
Reminds Plyler of: Andre Ellington
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