The South's Fastest Prospect Commits to Clemson


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CLEMSON, SC -- According to MickeyPlyler.com, Richland Northeast wide receiver Airese Currie has committed to play football at Clemson. He is expected to make an announcement at his school at 2 p.m. today.


"I just figured out that Clemson is where my heart is. I will play better knowing that," Currie told recruiting analyst Jamie Newburg this morning. "It was real tight with Georgia and I didn't figure it out until last night. The track program at Clemson is a little better as well. Clemson just came out better in the end."


As a junior, he had 32 catches for 489 yards and 9 touchdowns. He also returned 2 punts and 1 kickoff for touchdowns. He was the state champion in the 200 and 400 meters his sophomore year. This season, Currie posted 36 catches for 565 yds. He had 9 touchdowns and Currie threw 2 touchdown passes.


On special teams, Currie scored a touchdown on a 99 yard kickoff return. Currie earned a spot in the Shrine Bowl, but did not play due to an injury.


Currie committed to Clemson over Georgia. He also considered Florida State, Michigan State and South Carolina.


Currie reportedly runs the 100m in 10.36 sec, the 200m in 21.3 sec and the 400m in 48.6 sec.
Clemson was the first school to offer Currie a scholarship.


Clemson Commitments


1. WR Tymere Zimmerman (6-3, 190) from Bennettsville, SC

2. LB Eric Sampson (6-3, 195) from Jacksonville, FL

3. OL Grant Oliver (6-5, 280) from Lexington, SC

4. DL Wendell Singletary (6-7, 255) from Whiteville, NC

5. DL Trey Tate (6-5, 240) from Gaffney, SC

6. DL Leo Reed (6-4, 270) from Georgetown, SC

7. DB Travis Pugh (6-1, 180) from Manning, SC

8. RB Tye Hill (5-10, 175) from St. George, SC

9. DL Charles Bennett (6-4, 215) from Camden, SC

10. LB David Dunham (6-2, 205) from Lake City, FL

11. DL Rod Whipple (6-5, 200) from Toomsboro, GA

12. DL Eric Coleman (6'6, 277) from Charlottesville, VA

13. OL Bobby Williamson (6-4, 240) from Tarpon Springs, FL

14. DL Mark Jetton (6-4, 225) from Charlotte, NC

15. OL Chip Myrick (6-5, 245) from Atlanta, GA

16. QB Charlie Whitehurst (6-4, 200) from Alpharetta, GA

17. DB Jamaal Fudge (5-10, 180) from Jacksonville, FL

18. DB Tavaghn Monts (6-3, 185) from Jacksonville, FL

19. RB Clifford Harrell (6-1, 235) from Tallahassee, FL

20. LB Leroy Hill (6-1, 208) from Haddock, GA

21. RB Kyle Browning (5-8, 165) from Union, SC

22. DB Curtis Baham (6-1, 180) from New Orleans, LA

23. LB Roosevelt Nelson (6-2, 205) from Rembert, SC

24. DL Mo Fountain (6-3, 265) from Camden, SC

25. RB Michaux Hollingsworth (6-0, 185) from Shannon, NC

26. WR Derrick Higgins (6-2, 185) from Lamar, SC

27. WR Airese Currie (6-0, 176) from Columbia, SC

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