While Clemson Football fans have much to celebrate in the wake of their 26-19 defeat of Auburn this past weekend, they have even more reason to be excited about their program’s future. This past weekend saw some of the school’s top recruits facing off in a showdown between two of the country’s premier high school football programs. Loganville, Georgia’s Grayson, ranked number one in the country by ESPN, hosted Central Miami, ranked number one by USA Today, in what observers predicted would be a close battle between two evenly matched teams. Grayson, it seems, had other plans as they routed Central 35-3. Clemson recruits had their fingerprints all over this one, showing up on both teams and on both sides of the ball. Running back and defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, viewed by many, including ESPN and 247sports, as the nation’s top recruit scored twice for Grayson on short yardage goal line plays. Running back Wayne Gallman, another future Tiger and the 25th ranked running back recruit nationwide by Rivals.com, added a touchdown of his own for Grayson, scoring on a 54-yard reception play. Gallman additionally had a 38-yard reception that set up Nkemdiche’s first touchdown. Yet another Clemson recruit, defensive back David Kamara, impressed on the defensive end of the ball. Kamara and a Grayson defense that also features Tennessee linebacker recruit Zack Barnes and future Arizona defensive end Jack Banda, as well as Nkemdiche, stifled Central Miami’s offense, holding them nearly scoreless. Grayson held Central to just 17-yards rushing, no small feat considering Central features two top FBS running back recruits, future Florida State Seminole Joseph Yearby and Dalvin Cook who is committed to, you guessed it, Clemson. The Tigers may also want to take a look at running back Jordan Germany, who led Grayson with 88 yards rushing, including a 66-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Things aren’t getting any easier for Miami Central, as the gear up for another tough fight in two weeks against Mississippi State committed quarterback Cord Sandberg and Manatee (Fl.) High School.
Clemson Football Recruits Shine as Grayson (Ga.) Pummels Miami Central (Fl.), 35-3
September 4, 2012 3:46 pm EDT by