Muse ready for Tigertown

Dual-sport athletes are rare these days. It is difficult enough to keep up with one collegiate sport and schoolwork at the same time.

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Incoming freshman Tanner Muse knows what it’s like to play multiple sports and keep up with classes all at once. The 6-foot-4, 220 pound senior from South Point High (Belmont, N.C.) has been busy the last few years playing baseball and football, and he intends to do the same at Clemson.

Muse spoke with CUTigers to update what has been going on recently and what he expects with his nearing arrival date at Clemson University.

“We finished up baseball two weeks ago in the second round of the playoffs,” said Muse. “We wanted to win a State Championship, which is the main goal. And I wanted my last season to be my best, and I didn’t get it done.”

Despite the disappointing finish to his senior season on the diamond, Muse has been keeping tabs on the Tiger baseball team as it wrapped up the ACC Tournament and is set to move into the NCAA Tournament.

“I felt like they knew what they had to do and gave it everything, and they’re going to try to make a serious run at it,” explained the senior. “I believe they have a good chance. Their stats line up almost identical, but I believe they will pull away with it.”

Even though his high school baseball career is done, Muse is not yet ready to move on to focusing solely on football.

“This summer I am playing in the Coastal Plain League for the Gastonia Grizzlies, so that’ll take up almost every day,” continued Muse. “It’s a great opportunity. It’ll help me at the next level to know what it’s like to compete against college players.”

On the football field, Clemson’s most recent news surrounding defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko’s dismissal has also been on Muse’s radar. “I haven’t really heard that much about his situation, but I believe what the coaches say, and the things they do are best for the team.”

Muse is nearing his first days on Clemson’s campus and is ready for the opportunities that are sure to come his way.

“I’m going to be on campus June 21st, and I want to make an impact as early as possible. All the freshmen tell me how much they love it there. I’m excited to meet the people and to get to know what all takes place there,” he said.

Muse is rated as a 3-star outside linebacker by Scout and was rated as the top player at his position to come out of North Carolina in the 2015 class. Top Stories