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National top 120 player and four-star recruit by three services … ranked No. 80 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, third-best offensive guard in the nation and 11th-best overall player in Florida … Rivals.com ranked Putnam as its No. 106 overall player, No. 7 offensive guard and No. 14 player in Florida … ESPN.com listed him as No. 116 overall player, No. 5 offensive guard and No. 15 player in Florida … will play in US Army All-American game in San Antonio on Jan. 5 … played for Robert Werner at Plant High School in Tampa the last two years … played at Glenwood High School in Chatham, Ill. as a freshman and sophomore … father is with the U.S. Army and his job was reason for the transfer … helped Plant High to 11-2 season in 2018 … one of four team captains in 2018 for Plant … played both ways throughout his career … in addition to his outstanding blocking, had 63 tackles on defense in 2018 with eight tackles for loss, five of which were sacks … had 31 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss in 2016 at Glenwood High … outstanding wrestler who competed in state heavyweight tournament as a freshman at Glenwood in 2016 … was the Florida state champion as a heavyweight in 2018 with a 25-0 record for the season … recruited by Robbie Caldwell and Tony Elliott … signed with Clemson on Dec. 20, 2018 … plans to enroll at Clemson in January 2019.

COLLEGE CHOICES

School Offered (31) Visit Date
ClemsonYes (03-07-2018)
AuburnYes
FloridaYes
Florida StateYes
GeorgiaYes
IllinoisYes
IowaYes
LSUYes
MarylandYes
MiamiYes
MichiganYes
Michigan StateYes
Mississippi StateYes
MissouriYes
NebraskaYes
North CarolinaYes
NorthwesternYes
Ohio StateYes
Oklahoma StateYes
Ole MissYes
OregonYes
Penn StateYes
PittsburghYes
South CarolinaYes
TennesseeYes
TexasYes
Texas A&MYes
UCLAYes
USCYes
USCYes
VirginiaYes

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