Two-sport standout

Clemson commitment Grady Jarrett recently showed defensive ends coach Chris Rumph that he's got some game on the wrestling mat.

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Rumph stopped through Rockdale County High School (Conyers, Ga.) last week to the defensive tackle, who's been committed to the Tigers since June.

"He came to one of my wrestling matches. He enjoyed that," Jarrett recently told CUTigers. "He came to the house and ate with my people because I had to be with my team before wrestling. They all came to the tournament."

On the mat this season, he carries a 12-1 record as a heavyweight.

"The guy I lost to is real good," Jarrett said. "He just wrestles. He's committed to Lehigh [to wrestle], and it's a real good school to go to. It was a close match. I lost 5-3. It was just one takedown."

Last year, he placed fourth in state.

Jarrett qualified for the state tournament as a sophomore. Both years were in the heavyweight division.

On the football field this season, Rockdale County ended the season 4-6.

"It was a good season. I had a real good year," Jarrett said.

The three-star will play in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game later this month.

A frequent guest for Clemson home games, Jarrett weighed in on the Tigers' season.

"They seemed like they were right on the brink in every game. There was always that one play that helped the other team out. The defense played strong a lot. A lot of high scoring offenses couldn't put points on them. The offense struggled, especially when they lost [Andre] Ellington.

"They had a good season, a lot of young dudes and first-time starters full-time, carrying the full load. It should be real good next year."

Jarrett doesn't think he'll be able to make his official visit the weekend of the team banquet (Jan. 14-16). There's a conflict with the Georgia AAAA team wrestling duals.

"I'm taking the next official visit that they've got scheduled, I think it's like a week later," he said. Top Stories