Plyler Interview: Tramaine Billie


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Have you made a decision?

”I decided to go to Clemson University next year to play football.”


Did you have a press conference today?

“Yes sir. I had a press conference with all the TV stations in Columbia and newspapers.”


This had to be a tough decision between the two in-state schools.

“It was a hard decision between two good schools. 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. I just prayed about it and put it in God’s hands and he led me to Clemson University”


Does Clemson like you at running back?

“Yeah. They want 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.”


What is your height, weight, and forty speed?

“I’m 6-1, 195 and speed is 4.3”


How about some weight room numbers?

“I bench 265 and squat 450.”


How did your senior season go?

”I finished up with between 1500-1600 yards. I missed 2 games. I only played 8. I had 20 touchdowns rushing and 2 receiving touchdowns.”


What is your running style?

“My style is I have a little bit of power, and I have speed. I always keep defenses on their heels. They don’t know what I am going to do. They don’t know if I am going run at them or run by them. People compare me to Earl Campbell sometimes.”


Play any other sports?

“I play basketball and run track. My best is10.5 in 100, 22.5 in 200.”


What were the main difference the two schools?

“The main difference is 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.”


What do you need to work on to be a better football player?”

“I plan on working out all summer working on my speed and getting more weight on me.”


Are you going to do any recruiting for the Tigers now?

"I will leave that up to them. I will probably give my opinion, but I’ll leave that up to them.”

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