Recruiting: Former USC Commitment Getting a Push From Tigers


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Sidney Rice
Wide Receiver
Gaffney, SC (Gaffney HS)
6'5", 195 lbs


Before the high school football season even started, Gaffney wide
receiver Sidney Rice knew where he would be playing college football. Or
at least he thought he did. The 6'5", 195 lbs. football and basketball
standout had verbally committed to South Carolina. A few months ago,
however, Rice changed his mind.


"I backed out because I wanted to take a closer look at some of my
other choices," Rice said.

Along with South Carolina, Rice is now also looking at Clemson,
Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Syracuse, and Florida. Clemson,
who has not offered but Rice expects to soon, may have
helped its chances with its recent win over Florida State, a game that Rice
attended.



"I was surprised with how the game went," Rice said. "But Clemson
did a great job, and played a good game."

Rice will start to focus more on his college choice in January. By then,
the future of Coach Tommy Bowden could be a little more clear. If he
does choose Clemson, Rice said what happens to Bowden won't factor
into his decision.

"They just started recruiting me, and it was Coach Blackwell that I
talked to, so I really don't know Coach Bowden," Rice said.

Other Recruiting Updates
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 Dwayne Jarrett, New Brunswick, NJ - Clemson offer
11/05 Chris Haslon, Burlington, NJ - Clemson offer
10/29 Douglas Dutch, Bowie, Maryland - Clemson offer
10/28 Eric Berry, Suffolk, VA - Clemson offer
10/27 Dwayne Hendricks, Millville, NJ - Clemson offer
10/23 C.J. Rhody, Stuart, FL - No offer
10/22 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

Clemson Commitments

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

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