Recruiting: Cory Groover Sticking with the Tigers
Groover made his official visit to Clemson during the FSU game.
Southwest Mississippi Junior College
6'2", 289 lbs.
When Cory Groover was a football and track standout out at South
Carolina's Hannah-Pamplico High School, Clemson University made an
offer to him to continue his football career.
Although Groover spent the past two season at Southwest Mississippi Junior
College, he said that Clemson has stuck by him. On January 12, 2004,
Groover will thank the school by enrolling, making him eligible for next
"It's close to home, and they were the first school to offer when I was in
high school," Groover said. "They have stuck by me, and I am going to
stick by them."
Southwest Mississippi finished the season with a 5-4 record, but
Groover spent the entire season making his presence known. He had 60
solo tackles, nine sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles, and scored
Although his presence could bolster Clemson's defense, Groover isn't
sure the Tigers even need him.
"Watching them play against Florida State and South Carolina, I think
they already have everything they need," Groover said. "I will just give
them another good player."
Groover made his official visit to Clemson during the FSU game. Clemson assistant
Thielen Smith is recruiting Groover for the Tigers.
Cory Groover Bio Out of High School
Committed to Clemson on Signing Day 2001 as a junior and stuck to his pledge... SuperPrep All-American... Class A all-state team... Associated Press all-state team... All-Region 8-A... played in the Shrine Bowl... MVP for South Carolina... South Carolina Sports Report Class A Defensive Player of the Year... USA Today preseason All-American... WBTW All-Pee-Dee Area Team... Defensive Player of the Year... WPDE Zone Man Finalist... All Zone Team as top defensive player... recorded 152 tackles and eight sacks... forced four fumbles and recovered two... rushed for 1,002 yards on 110 carries as a fullback... had nine catches for 284 yards... added 307 yards on kickoff returns... scored 27 touchdowns his senior year... will play defensive line for the Tigers... played for Coach Stan Drawdy...chose Clemson over South Carolina, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina.
Other Recruiting Updates
11/24 RB Albert Ashcraft, Monroe, NC - Clemson offer
11/23 DL Dorian Capers, Ridgeland, SC - Clemson offer
11/20 QB Jordan Steffy, Leola, PA - Clemson offer
11/19 OL James Thompson, Sumter, SC - Clemson offer
11/18 ATH Sinclair Cannon, Greer, SC - Clemson offer
11/17 WR Brooks Foster, Boiling Springs, SC - Clemson offer
11/16 DL Bryon Bishop, Union, SC - Clemson offer
11/13 WR Sidney Rice, Gaffney, SC - No offer
11/12 Willis Firm With Commitment
11/11 Harris Still Firm with Verbal Commitment to Tigers
11/09 Recruits Excited about Clemson after FSU Blowout
11/06 WR Dwayne Jarrett, New Brunswick, NJ - Clemson offer
11/05 DB Chris Haslon, Burlington, NJ - Clemson offer
10/29 WR Douglas Dutch, Bowie, Maryland - Clemson offer
10/28 LB Eric Berry, Suffolk, VA - Clemson offer
10/27 DL Dwayne Hendricks, Millville, NJ - Clemson offer
10/23 K C.J. Rhody, Stuart, FL - No offer
10/22 OL Ell Ash, Willingboro, NJ - Clemson offer
10/21 Shrine Bowl Rosters Announced
10/20 OL Rashaad Jackson, Union, SC - Clemson offer
10/19 OL L.J. Anderson, Sumter, SC - No offer
10/17 DL Matt Raysor, Bamberg, SC - Soft USC Commitment, Clemson Offer
10/16 DL Elemore Gabriel, Brooklyn, NY - Clemson Commitment
10/15 OL Mike Byrne, Lilitz, PA - No offer
10/14 DT David Brown, Madison, AL - Clemson offer
10/09 OL Courtney Abbott, East Point, GA - Clemson offer
10/08 DE Shukree Barfield, Sicklerville, NJ - Clemson offer
09/25 WR Rodriguez Johnson, Greenville, SC - No offer
1. DB Brandon Croley (6-0, 180, 4.5) Jacksonville, FL
2. DT Cory Groover (6-3, 282) Summit, MS (SW Miss JUCO)
3. QB Cullen Harper (6-3, 200, 4.8) Alpharetta, GA
4. WR L'Dontae Harris (6-0, 180, 4.5) Gadsden, AL
5. OL Bobby Hutchinson (6-4, 270, 5.1) Greenville, FL
6. OL Taylor Tremel (6-4, 260, 5.0) Lake Mary, FL
7. LB Courtney Vincent (6-1, 220, 4.6) Allendale, SC
8. OL Tony Willis (6-6, 305, 5.3) Highland Springs, VA
9. DL Elemore Gabriel (6-4, 250, 4.89) Brooklyn, NY