Instant analysis: Derion Kendrick signs with Clemson
|Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 8:17 AM-|
Four-star South Pointe High School (S.C.) receiver Derion Kendrick signed his NLI with Clemson Wednesday morning.
The S.C. Gatorade player of the year and Shrine Bowl selection committed in January, ahead of leading the Stallions on a 15-0 run to a state title.
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Derion Kendrick - 4-star WR - South Pointe HS (S.C.)
Commit since: 1/28/17
Recruiter: Jeff Scott
Listed size: 6-1 195
Brings to Clemson: Kendrick's athleticism is off the charts. Speed? Check. Elusiveness? Check. Vision? Check. He was a threat to score anytime he touched the ball as a dual-threat quarterback in the high school ranks. Concentrate those skills into the receiver position in the Clemson offense and there's a force for years to come. His oozing swagger and competitive-fire adds another strong element to the mix as well. Swinney said on Clemson's signing day show Wednesday that he is "athletically off the charts" and has a chance to be "electric."
Co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott said on the show that Kendrick comes from a winning program. "His change of direction and speed stood out to us early on," Scott said. "He is also a returner and dangerous with the ball in his hands. He is a electric player."
Depth chart fit: Receiver has been an instant-impact position for the Tigers and Kendrick will be no different. He projects well in size and speed for either the field/'2' receiver or the slot/'5' receiver, and how much playing time Kendrick earns factors on picking up the playbook and also showing off his blocking skills.
Number to know: 50 - Total scores in Kendrick's senior season in a 15-0 run to a state title.
Derion Kendrick is a Tiger! pic.twitter.com/YlREi7SOU9— SP Football (@FootballSPHS) December 20, 2017