Quick Hits with Tremaine Billie

Tremaine Billie was one of the most underrated running backs in the state of South Carolina, but one fact simply can't be denied. The kid has speed to burn. Today we examine some of the strengths and weaknesses of the Dreher Blue Devil in this report.

Tremaine Billie
Running Back
Dreher High School (Columbia, SC)
NR: 73 Rating: ***

THE STATS: Tremaine Billie finished his senior campaign with over 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground to along with 2 touchdowns through the air. He also rushed for 2,003 yards and scored 20 touchdowns as a junior and was a participant in the North-South All-Star game.

STRENGTH: Billie is one of the fastest players coming out of high school in the state of South Carolina in 2003. He has been timed as fast 4.31 in the 40-yard dash, and he uses that speed to his advantage once he gets into the secondary. Billie also has good hands out of the backfield and must be considered as a dual-threat weapon from the running back position. Interestingly enough, he is also a standout track performer who was the class 3A state champion at 100 meters with a personal best of 10.5.

WEAKNESS: At the collegiate level, he'll need to recognize the hole a little better and run with more authority between the tackles. Billie has good size and he needs to use that size more to his advantage before he gets to the line of scrimmage. If he gets to Clemson and works hard in the weight room, he very well could become the "Charlie Whitehurst" of the 2003 class.

WHY CLEMSON? "I wanted to be close to home, but not too close, and I realized that after I originally committed to South Carolina last year. They were just one of the first schools to offer me and I jumped on a little too early. For me, Clemson is just perfect. I'll probably redshirt my first year, and that's fine, that just gives me some extra time to prepare even though I'd like to play early."

HS COACH QUOTE: "He's a competitor that always seems to have a big smile on his face," said Dreher head coach Bill Bacon. "He's a natural runner with speed to burn and he's one of the top running backs in the state this year. He's been a big part of our offense for the better part of two seasons now."

TOMMY BOWDEN: "He was one of two running backs we got this year and he should be able to help us out on down the line. He's real aggressive and a tough runner."

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