Tree choppin' linebacker a perfect fit for the Tigers


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Rudolph made a big splash when he announced his commitment to Clemson in a tree cuttin’ (or chopping) video.
Rudolph made a big splash when he announced his commitment to Clemson in a tree cuttin’ (or chopping) video.

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables made a splash during his introductory press conference in 2012 when he stated that it was “nut cuttin’ time” around the Clemson program. Late Friday, Logan Rudolph out of Rock Hill (SC) Northwestern made a big splash of his own when he announced his commitment to Clemson in a tree cuttin’ (or chopping) video.

Venables and Rudolph belong together, and the 2017 prospect will more than likely play linebacker – the position group Venables coaches – at Clemson.

The 6-3, 230-pounder becomes Clemson’s first in-state commitment of the 2017 class. Rudolph (6-4, 225) holds 40-plus offers, including South Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, North Carolina, Auburn, Florida, Miami, Florida State, Tennessee, Michigan, Georgia, Nebraska and Alabama.

We watched Rudolph at head coach Dabo Swinney’s camp last year, and despite working out at tight end and having the ability to play defensive end, Rudolph was recruited to play linebacker at Clemson.

His head coach at Northwestern says the Tigers are getting a hard-worker.

“I was his defensive line coach last year, so I have spent a year with him coaching him. Logan is a great kid. He's very loyal to the team. He's a team guy,” head coach David Pierce said. “I wouldn't say that he's not exuberant, but he shows emotion when he gets a sack or something like that. I wouldn't say that he's outspoken or a verbal leader. He normally leads by what he does. He's a hard worker. One thing that he brings is something we call a motor. His dedication. His get off the ball and the way he works is why he got there. It's the same way in the classroom. The kid attacks everything with gusto and a lot of passion.

“As a kid, he's a great kid. He's the worker. He's the one that will run through the brick wall for you because he doesn't know the wall hurts. He's the guys you want in the foxhole with you, whether it be in the classroom, at church, or on the football field. When we do our personality profiles, he's a musketeer. He's all for one and one for all. Clemson is getting a team guy, a guy who loves family and loves any type of situation that he can be in that revolves around family and being a strong team.”

Pierce said Rudolph’s commitment didn’t come as a surprise.

“I knew this was coming for the past couple of weeks,” he said. “He had boiled it down to three or four and he had made his list to the three. He had an idea of what he was doing a couple of weeks ago and made it official last night.”

What put the Tigers over the top for the linebacker?

“For Logan, I would have to say just from the outside looking in that it was the personality of Dabo Swinney and the family type atmosphere at Clemson University,” Pierce said. “I believe the family and the open arms atmosphere that's at Clemson University, I think is something that came through when Logan took his visit and when the coaches spoke to him.”





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Re: New Story: Tree choppin' linebacker a perfect fit for the Tigers
by CUYankee - Sun May 08 16:11:45 GMT-04:00 2016
Three pages of replies and still no one has mentioned the chippendale jean shorts? Lol.
Re: New Story: Tree choppin' linebacker a perfect fit for the Tigers
by icebucket - Sun May 08 14:45:39 GMT-04:00 2016
Now the tree huggers society will be coming after Venebles. :)
Re: New Story: Tree choppin' linebacker a perfect fit for the Tigers
by allorangeallthetime52® - Sun May 08 10:46:24 GMT-04:00 2016
Did you see the play where he took the QB down by the seat of his pants. The A$S of those pants got stretched out.
Before he's accused of staging for theater...
by ClemsonTiger1988® - Sun May 08 10:27:52 GMT-04:00 2016
that isn't that young man's first go round with an ax. His 'licks,' are skrong and accurate.
^^^things rednecks are gay***
by ClemsonTiger1988® - Sun May 08 10:25:31 GMT-04:00 2016
looks like you did't miss double chin day....
by Shotgun Willie® - Sun May 08 06:52:30 GMT-04:00 2016
Just sayin.
Re: New Story: Tree choppin' linebacker a perfect fit for the Tigers
by Orange Lightning - Sat May 07 23:17:04 GMT-04:00 2016
Logan needs some chopping instructions. He's cutting straight in, which is not as effective. I hope BV knows how to teach him the right way. :)

JK - but he really is doing it all wrong. Gotta cut at an angle man.

Welcome aboard Logan. Gonna be a fun time at CLEMSON.
Did the Village People include a Lumberjack?
by SocMan2® - Sat May 07 22:12:16 GMT-04:00 2016
Well the Tigers have him now. Welcome aboard Mr. Rudolph!
Don't skip leg day***
by 74leroy - Sat May 07 22:05:07 GMT-04:00 2016
nm
im just glad the dude decided to wear underwear...
by El Tigre 1 - Sat May 07 21:12:18 GMT-04:00 2016
U ever seen a mad Rottweiler?
One Thing About The Video
by treeclimber - Sat May 07 21:07:20 GMT-04:00 2016
Why does it end before the tree falls? I guess if no one saw it it didn't fall.
2 things about that video.
by Tigers Rule® - Sat May 07 20:55:00 GMT-04:00 2016
1. If he makes it big, we can say we saw it first.

2. We'll see that video so much, we'll get sick of it as ESPN will constantly show it. I hope so.
Should Stanford be scared? What was the linebackers name
by ClemsonSCTiger - Sat May 07 20:18:50 GMT-04:00 2016
that put Braxton Miller on his ###? Shuey??? What was linebackers name before him that was good too?
Re: New Story: Tree choppin' linebacker a perfect fit for the Tigers
by Danimal - Sat May 07 19:22:09 GMT-04:00 2016
Who the heck looks like this in high school? This kid looks 25 years old! Welcome to the team!
Welcome to the family Logan!!!!.... but seriously.....
by GSCtiger - Sat May 07 19:01:17 GMT-04:00 2016
Is he 6"3 230?.. or 6"4 225?....

Asking for someone who really knows.....
This is a high quality pick up.
by Felix2 - Sat May 07 17:45:50 GMT-04:00 2016
The potential for Logan Rudolph is unlimited. Fast, big and hungry with a non-stop motor.
His brother Mason and the whole family are a class act top to bottom. Glad we were able to recruit Logan.

He eats nails and argues with locomotives! He's a perfect fit.

Welcome to the family Logan Rudolph!

Here's a nice example of what we're getting. Remind me not to make this guy mad:

I am so glad LB hasn't.....
by Prime T. Tiger - Sat May 07 17:40:26 GMT-04:00 2016
been forgotten about in this class.
Even with the addition of Shaq Smith
& T. Lamar- I still thought we needed
to add some more quality here, LB.


#21
Gotta admit it was an eye-opener..
by lightbulbbill® - Sat May 07 17:23:53 GMT-04:00 2016
But figure he will open uP some future opponents eyes too when he hits them with just his big body! ??
Re: New Story: Tree choppin' linebacker a perfect fit for the Tigers
by Bense® - Sat May 07 17:20:28 GMT-04:00 2016
Oh mannnn this cracks me up. Amazing!
Re: New Story: Tree choppin' linebacker a perfect fit for the Tigers
by Tigerbalm1® - Sat May 07 16:59:54 GMT-04:00 2016
only a matter of time before harbough is sleeping in his lawn
Re: New Story: Tree choppin' linebacker a perfect fit for the Tigers
by fencebusters® - Sat May 07 16:49:19 GMT-04:00 2016
Bet the chickens are gonna have some real stupid things to say about this one. LOL
New Story: Tree choppin' linebacker a perfect fit for the Tigers
by TigerNet News - Sat May 07 16:34:50 GMT-04:00 2016
 
Tree choppin' linebacker a perfect fit for the Tigers

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables made a splash during his introductory press conference in 2012 when he stated that it was “nut cuttin’ time” around the Clemson program. Late Friday, Logan Rudolph out of Rock Hill (SC) Northwestern made a big splash of his own when he announced his commitment to Clemson in a tree cuttin’ (or chopping) video. Full Story »
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