Florida Kicker Interested in Clemson


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C. J. Rhody Kicker/Punter Martin County High School (Stuart, FL) 6’1” 170 lbs., 4.7 (40) 13 of 18 Field Goals, long of 59 (2blocked at line, 2 bad snaps) 40 yard punt average, 30 punts (4 inside 10, 5 inside 20) Rhody started the season setting a school record with three field goals in one quarter. Since then he has set the county record for field goals in a season (13) and had three more games in which he kicked three field goals. He broke school and county records with a 57-yard field goal. He’s also had a 52-yard and a 32-yard game winner with 1.8 seconds remaining. Long time head coach of rival Centennial High Jim O’Neal was impressed by more than just Rhody‘s record after last week‘s game. “He’s a threat“, said O’Neal. “He’s the best kicker I’ve ever seen. I don’t think I’ve seen a high school kicker like him. He gets it up and it’s gone. He’s so impressive that any time they cross the 50 (yard line) they have the possibility of scoring”.

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Rhody was extremely impressive at all three camps he attended this past summer, winning the competition at Georgia’s camp with a 64-yard kickoff, a 4.14 hang time punt, and a field goal long of 56 yards. He then made the trip over to Clemson where he kicked a 60-yarder but had to leave camp early before the competition. He rounded out the summer as the runner-up at North Carolina’s camp with a miss at 60 yards (off the ground). “I’m really interested in playing for an ACC or SEC team“, said Rhody. “I think the facilities at Clemson are top-notch. They have one of the best weight-training facilities. I’ve been a Clemson fan for years, my uncle played on the golf team here and my cousins have both attended Clemson, they all love the school.” Rhody carries a 3.52 GPA and is also being recruited by Penn State, Florida, Virginia, Harvard, and Georgetown. Other Recruiting Updates 10/22 Ell Ash, Willingboro, NJ - Clemson offer 10/21 Shrine Bowl Rosters Announced 10/20 OL Rashaad Jackson, Union, SC - Clemson offer 10/19 OL L.J. Anderson, Sumter, SC - No offer 10/17 DL Matt Raysor, Bamberg, SC - Soft USC Commitment, Clemson Offer 10/16 DL Elemore Gabriel, Brooklyn, NY - Clemson Commitment 10/15 OL Mike Byrne, Lilitz, PA - No offer 10/14 DT David Brown, Madison, AL - Clemson offer 10/09 OL Courtney Abbott, East Point, GA - Clemson offer 10/08 DE Shukree Barfield, Sicklerville, NJ - Clemson offer 09/25 WR Rodriguez Johnson, Greenville, SC - No offer Clemson Commitments 1. DB Brandon Croley (6-0, 180, 4.5) Jacksonville, FL 2. DT Cory Groover (6-3, 282) Summit, MS (SW Miss JUCO) 3. QB Cullen Harper (6-3, 200, 4.8) Alpharetta, GA 4. WR L'Dontae Harris (6-0, 180, 4.5) Gadsden, AL 5. OL Bobby Hutchinson (6-4, 270, 5.1) Greenville, FL 6. OL Taylor Tremel (6-4, 260, 5.0) Lake Mary, FL 7. LB Courtney Vincent (6-1, 220, 4.6) Allendale, SC 8. OL Tony Willis (6-6, 305, 5.3) Highland Springs, VA 9. DL Elemore Gabriel (6-4, 250, 4.89) Brooklyn, NY

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