All-American and 17th best running back in the country according to Tom Lemming… #9 prospect in the state according to the SC High School Sports Report… #10 prospect in the state according to Mickey Plyler… All-Mid Atlantic team member and #13 prospect in SC according to SuperPrep… #17 prospect in the state according to Rivals.com and #20 according to Borderwars.com… #24 athlete in the country by Rivals.com… PrepStar All-Atlantic Region member… one of the Charlotte Observer’s Top 25 prospects in the state… played two seasons at linebacker before moving to running back his junior season… rushed for 2003 yards (school record) and 19 touchdowns in his first season at running back and also made 52 tackles on defense… earned team and region MVP honors in 2001… rushed for 1000 yards over the first five games of 2002 with an offensive line that did not have a returning starter… missed two games with a sprained ankle and finished his senior year with 1,570 yards and 17 touchdowns in eight games… also had 58 tackles, including two sacks, three caused fumbles and a blocked kick in 2002… set school career rushing mark with 4,073 yards and his 43 career touchdowns set a new school standard… All-Region selection, Mr. Football finalist and North-South All-Star Game selection in 2002… voted captain by his teammates in 2001 and 2002… two year letterman in basketball and will pick up his fifth letter in track this spring… MVP of the track team in 2001 and 2002… Class 3A state champion in the 100m in 2002… played for Coach Bill Bacon… chose Clemson over South Carolina
More on Billie: Billie is a fast and powerful runner who is also the Class AAA 100-meter champion. As a junior, he rushed for 2003 yards and 19 touchdowns. Injuries cost him two games, but he finished his senior season with 1550 yards and 20 touchdowns. Recruited by Brad Scott.
Quoting Billie: "The reason I chose Clemson is I wanted to be close to home, but not too close to home to where I would have to keep going home to my mother and everything."
"Clemson wants me to play running back. They said they needed a speed back. They said I fit in with their program with what they are trying to do right now."
"The main difference is that the coaches at Clemson seemed more into me. Tommy Bowden has at least six more years. Really, I didn’t want to be that close to home in Columbia."
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