CUTigers.com continues our countdown to kickoff series by taking a look at offensive lineman Chip Myrick. Myrick has been a popular guy amongst Clemson insiders for quite some time, but will he see significant action in 2003? Without question!
OL Chip Myrick
Lovett High School
Myrick was chosen one of the Super 11 in Georgia his senior year at Lovett High School. He was also a first-team all-state selection by the Atlanta Constitution and an all-conference, all-area and all-region selection as a junior and senior. After a redshirt freshman year at Clemson, Myrick saw action at a variety of positions last year along the offensive line. He'll be counted on even more so in 2003, most likely as a reserve guard.
Myrick has always been a bit undersized in terms of weight, but he's a scrapper, and many folks that follow Clemson football closely feel like that he could be one of the most underrated linemen on the team. He'll provide help wherever needed on the offensive line in 2003, but most likely he'll provide depth at guard behind big Cedric Johnson and Bennett.
Chip was one of the most impressive freshmen offensive linemen as incoming freshman in the 2001 class during offseason workouts. He was recruited to Clemson for his incredible speed and agility.
Myrick was penciled in as the starting right guard before the start of spring practice, but he was overtaken by Nathan Bennett, a 300-pound redshirt freshman that looked extremely impressive throughout spring ball.
The Georgia native headed home during the first summer session to work on adding some more weight to his 6-4, 263-pound frame.
Myrick has practiced at almost every single position on the offensive line during his career at Clemson, but he appears to be locked in at guard for the 2003 season.
Myrick is undersized, but feisty. He's got a lot of heart and he never gives up on any single play. The outlook for 2003 is simple- he'll continue to work hard and provide depth at both the left and right guard positions.