Stanton Seckinger commits to the Tigers


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CLEMSON – Porter-Gaud wide receiver Stanton Seckinger (6-5, 195) committed to Clemson late Tuesday evening, and his head coach, Rick Reetz, says that Clemson is getting a great player as well as a great human being.

“I think that is probably the best thing about Stanton, is that you are not only getting a great football player, but you are getting an outstanding person,” Reetz said. “He is a kid of high moral standing, excellent character, and he is a good student. He is the prototypical kid you want in a program.”

Seckinger has only a grey-shirt offer from the Tigers right now, which means that if no scholarship is available in August, he'll wait and enroll in January. This season, Seckinger has 90 catches for over 1,600 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Reetz said that Seckinger, who had offers from Memphis and N.C. State, has been getting a lot of recent attention from other schools.

“He has been getting a tremendous amount of attention the last weeks from Vanderbilt, Duke, N.C. State and Virginia,” Reetz said. “There are a number of schools that have come looking. Mike Price, the offensive coordinator at Memphis, said he thought that Stanton had all the potential to excel at the collegiate level and beyond.”

Reetz, who has coached Seckinger the past two seasons, said Seckinger has all the tools to be a good receiver.

“He does a good job of controlling his body for someone of his height,” Reetz said. “He has very good speed and incredible quickness and he can make people miss. He knows how to get open, and he is an exciting player to watch. He is strong enough to go inside against a linebacker, and quick enough to play on the outside. He is a kid who is very hard to defend.”

Reetz said that Seckinger already loves Clemson.

“He is a great leader, and he had the opportunity to look at a lot of places,” Reetz said. “But he is somebody that loves Clemson. He loves the coaching staff, and the coaches have been tremendous to him and they like what he is doing. He loves the school, and I think you are going to be proud of him. I think he will represent Clemson very well.”

Seckinger said he called Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney earlier this evening, and the phone was passed around from Swinney to receivers coach Jeff Scott to offensive coordinator Billy Napier.

“Coach Swinney said he was really excited, saying that it made his week and his night,” Seckinger said. “He said he would be excited to have me up here again, and he welcomes me into the family. I talked to him a little while and then the phone was passed around.”


Seckinger said that every visit he made to Clemson reinforced his belief that it’s where he is meant to be.

“I had talked to several people who I value their opinion, and I just decided Clemson is the best place to continue my career. I love the coaches and feel like it is the best place for me. It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made, but I went with my gut feeling.”




2011 Football Commitments

1. Shaq Anthony		OL  6-5  260 Piedmont, SC (Wren HS)
2. Isaiah Battle 	OL  6-7  260 St George, Virginia (Blue Ridge HS)
3. Mike Bellamy		RB  5-10 180 Punta Gorda, FL (Charlotte HS)
4. Martavis Bryant	WR  6-3  195 Hargrave Military Academy
5. Corey Crawford	DE  6-5  275 Hargrave Military Academy
6. Cortez Davis		DB  6-3  200 Daytona Beach, FL (Mainland HS)
7. Kevin Dodd		DL  6-5  270 Greer, SC (Riverside HS)
8. B.J. Goodson		LB  6-1  215 Lamar, SC (Lamar HS)
9. Joe Gore		DE  6-6  262 Lake Waccamaw, NC (East Columbus HS)
10. Adam Humphries	WR  5-11 176 Roebuck, SC (Dorman HS)
11. Grady Jarrett	DL  6-1  280 Conyers, GA (Rockdale County HS)
12. Marlin Lane		RB  6-1  190 Daytona Beach, FL (Mainland HS)
13. Eric MacLain	TE  6-5  245 Fayetteville, NC Jack (Britt HS)
14. Jerome Maybank	DT  6-4  310 Pawley's Island (Waccamaw HS)
15. Tony McNeal    	QB  6-1  180 Chester, SC (Chester, HS)
16. Ryan Norton		OL  6-4  275 Mauldin, SC (Mauldin HS)
17. Charone Peake	WR  6-3  200 Spartanburg, SC (Dorman HS)
18. Robert Smith  	ATH 6-0  180 Ft Dorchester, SC (Woodland HS)
19. Stanton Seckinger   WR  6-5  200 Charleston, SC (Porter-Gaud HS) 
20. Cole Stoudt	        QB  6-3  195 Dublin, OH (Dublin Coffman HS)
21. Colton Walls     	LB  6-2  230 Charlotte, NC (Latin HS)
22. DeShawn Williams	DT  6-0  280 Central, SC (Daniel HS)

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Crump®
spacer Awesome, another WR!
Roadracing7
spacer What a crazy class of receivers were getting this year
Tigers2388
spacer Re: Awesome, another WR!
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Welcome to Clemson, Stanton Seckinger!
Judge Keller
spacer Catches the ball in stride...might surprise everybody!***
Cooltig®
spacer 6'5". Should be no problem.
zettner
spacer Re: Welcome to Clemson, Stanton Seckinger!
deanteb®
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer We actually do have one. He just sucks.***
1Tiger1
spacer "Problem we have, is no WR coach !!!! "
dciman
spacer Who would promote a WR coach to Head Coach??? D3 School?***
hocysk8er
spacer Welcome to Clemson, we are happy you chose to be a Tiger!***
Tgary
spacer Re: Welcome to Clemson, we are happy you chose to be a Tiger!***
slimnasty307
spacer Porter Gaud.... ugh
charlestontiger84
spacer Re: Porter Gaud.... ugh
mowens1010
spacer meh, PG plays nobody
charlestontiger84
spacer Re: meh, PG plays nobody
Hwy 41
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henslecd
spacer level of competition would concern me. No Byrnes, Dorman or
elcid1985®
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shoebox98
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deanteb®
spacer Dude sounds like a preppy lawyer from a Wall Street firm
coachmac
spacer Hey Billy Napier, this is who you throw a fade to!***
CURev28
spacer Re: Hey Billy Napier, this is who you throw a fade to!***
jjlove98
spacer Nothing better than...
Completely Solid Orange
spacer Add 30 lbs. of muscle on him and put him at TE.***
twentytwofifteen
spacer What the heck does race have to do with it???***
elcid1985®
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loubello
spacer He plays in SCISA, they get no love***
elcid1985®
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