Clemson raids Peach State yet again with top QB, Herschel Walker's nephew

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CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson reached across the border to Georgia to find a possible heir for record-setting quarterback Tajh Boyd, and grabbed the nephew of Bulldogs Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker for good measure.

Tigers coach Dabo Swinney signed 22 players Wednesday, six of them from the Peach State.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson of Gainesville, Ga., is the state's career record holder in total offense and combined touchdowns. He enrolled in January.

Longtime Clemson fans still brag about how Walker never scored a touchdown against the Tigers. Now, they’ve got something to else to hold over Walker with the signing of his nephew, tight end Milan Richard of Savannah, Ga.

The other Clemson-bound recruits from Georgia are running back Adam Choice of Thomasville; receiver Demarre Kitt of Fayetteville; receiver Kyrin Priester of Lilburn; and linebacker Korie Rogers of Flowery Branch.

All six of the Tigers’ Georgia signees had offers to play for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs take on the Tigers in the season opener in Athens, Ga., on Aug. 30.


NATIONAL RANKINGS: Rivals 13; Scout 28

BEST IN CLASS: Deshaun Watson, QB, Gainesville, Ga. The Parade All-American amassed 17,134 yards of total offense is expected to compete for the starter’s job.

BEST OF THE REST: Artavis Scott, WR, Oldsmar, Fla. Picked Clemson over Florida, Florida State and Miami.


ONE THAT GOT AWAY: Andrew Williams, DE, chose Auburn.

– Associated Press

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