Clemson commit highlights: McMichael, Kendrick big plays key big wins


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Kyler McMichael - Defensive Back
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Height: 6-1   Weight: 201   Hometown: Norcross, GA (Greater Atlanta Christian School HS)   Class: 2018
ESPN:
#90 Overall, #8 ATH, #13 GA
Rivals:
#53 Overall, #8 DB, #7 GA
24/7:
#84 Overall, #9 CB, #12 GA
Clemson DB prospect Kyler McMichael has made a big impact on the offensive side of the ball this season. (Photo per McMichael Twitter account)
Clemson DB prospect Kyler McMichael has made a big impact on the offensive side of the ball this season. (Photo per McMichael Twitter account)

Kyler McMichael improved on an already remarkable yards per carry average to clinch a region crown for Greater Atlanta Christian.

McMichael, a defensive back commit for Clemson, averaged 11.8 yards per carry in his first nine games, and against Dawson County Friday, the 6-foot-1 and 195-pound athlete rushed for 139 yards on five carries.

McMichael ran for scores of 70 and 52 yards, bringing his season total to just short of 1,000 yards with 21 touchdowns in 10 games.

GAC captured the 7-AAA region title and improved to 9-1 on the season.

Derion Kendrick – 4-star South Pointe (SC) WR

South Pointe and its Clemson commits rolled on in the playoffs with a 67-14 win over Midland Valley. Kendrick tossed a 56-yard touchdown pass to get things rolling and later rushed for a 44-yard score. He totaled three carries for 58 yards and connected on 5-of-7 passes for 106 yards. Placekicker B.T. Potter was 6-of-6 on extra points.

Kendrick, a Clemson receiver target, has thrown 22 touchdown passes to five interceptions, with a 71.6 completion rate. He’s rushed for 10 touchdowns and over 700 yards (737).

Trevor Lawrence – 5-star Cartersville (GA) QB

Lawrence topped a second Deshaun Watson Georgia state record in as many games to lead Cartersville (Ga.) to its 40th win in a row Friday. His two touchdown passes put him in sole possession of the state’s all-time touchdown pass record (156), surpassing Watson’s mark two weeks after topping Watson’s all-time passing yards mark.

Lawrence has connected on 36 touchdown passes to one interception this season, throwing for 2,843 yards in mostly first-half action.

Quick hits: Newton (Ga.) and DT prospect Darnell Jefferies played a big part in a 49-21 win over Rockdale (Ga.) with eight tackles, three for loss. Going into the game, Jefferies had posted seven sacks with 46 solo stops…Daniel OLB prospect Jake Venables’ high school career ended in a 42-7 loss to Greer. Venables went into the game with 81 tackles (32 solo) with five sacks, an interception and a caused fumble this season…Lewisville (SC) and Josh Belk kept their playoff run going with a 31-2 win…2019 safety prospect Joseph Charleston and Milton (Ga.) topped North Forsyth (Ga.) 49-17. Charleston went into the game with 47 tackles (38 solo stops) with one interception…2019 athlete Brannon Spector logged a 44-yard TD catch in a 65-23 Calhoun (Ga.) win over Murray County…South Gwinnett and DE Justin Mascoll fell 44-6 to Grayson (Ga.). Going into the game, Mascoll posted 48 tackles (29 solo) with six sacks…No. 2 IMG commit duo Xavier Thomas and Mike Jones Jr. kept an undefeated run rolling with a 32-21 win at Hoover (Ala.). Going into the game, Thomas had totaled 28 tackles (22 solo) with a sack and 11 QB hurries. Jones Jr. had tallied 21 stops (nine solo).

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