CLEMSON — Two of the six Clemson University football signees on the
eligibility bubble received good news Friday. The same can't be said for at
least one other.
Running back Tye Hill (Woodland High School) and defensive back Jamal Fudge
(Jacksonville, Fla.) each learned they met or surpassed the minimum NCAA
standards on the SAT test. Both players took the test for the final time
three weeks ago.
Each is now eligible to enroll at Clemson, providing they make it through
both the NCAA Clearinghouse and the university admissions office.
The news wasn't so good for wide receiver Derrick Higgins from Lamar High
School. Higgins failed to make the minimum score on his final attempt at the
SAT, and now reportedly is mulling his options such as attending prep school this fall.
Defensive lineman Wendell Singletary (Whiteville, N.C.) failed on his final
attempt at the SAT, but took the ACT last weekend and could become eligible
for admission if that score meets the NCAA standard.
Georgetown defensive lineman Leo Reed also is awaiting results of his ACT.
Finally, according to his mother Marlboro County High School wide receiver Tymere Zimmerman
will have to wait at least a week before he discovers the outcome of his SAT. Zimmerman
was a walk-up to the testing site three weeks ago which caused a delay in the
grading of his test.
Students who pre-registered for the test learned their results Friday.
1. DE Charles Bennett (6-4, 220) Camden, SC
2. DB Curtis Braham Jr.(6-1, 180) New Orleans, LA
3. RB Kyle Browning (5-8, 165) Union, SC
4. TE Eric Coleman (6-5, 270) Charlottesville, VA
5. WR Roscoe Crosby (5-11, 175) Union, SC
6. WR Airese Currie (5-11, 175) Columbia, SC
7. LB David Dunham (6-4, 210) Lake City, FL
8. DE Maurice "Mo" Fountain (6-4, 210) Camden, SC
9. DB Jamaal Fudge (5-10, 180) Jacksonville, FL
10. TE Ben Hall (6-5, 225) Welford, SC
11. FB Clifford Harrell (6-1, 225) Tallahassee, FL
12. LB Leroy Hill (6-1, 215) Haddock, GA
13. RB Tye Hill (5-11, 175) St. George, SC
14. RB Micheaux Hollingsworth (5-11, 190) Shannon, NC
15. DE Mark Jetton (6-4, 220) Charlotte, NC
16. DB Tavaghn Monts (6-2, 183) Jacksonville, FL
17. OL Chip Myrick (6-4, 240) Atlanta, GA
18. LB Roosevelt Nelson (6-2, 196) Rembert, SC
19. OL Grant Oliver (6-7, 275) Lexington, SC
20. DB Travis Pugh (6-1, 180) Manning, SC
21. LB Eric Sampson (6-3, 205) Jacksonville, FL
22. DE Trey Tate (6-4, 250) Gaffney, SC
23. DE Rod Whipple (6-5, 220) Toomsboro, GA
24. QB Charlie Whitehurst (6-4, 195) Duluth, GA
25. TE Bobby Williamson (6-3, 225) Tarpon Springs, FL
26. DL Leo Reed (6-4, 295) Georgetown, SC
27. DL Wendell Singletary (6-6, 230) Whiteville, NC
28. WR Tymere Zimmerman (6-4, 195) Bennetsville, SC
29. WR Derrick Higgins (6-2, 190) Darlington, SC
Dan Scott is the host of SportsTalk (10AM-Noon) on 104.9 FM in Upstate SC and
Managing Editor of Seneca Daily Journal/Clemson Daily Messenger