Another Large LB Prospect

This Louisiana prospect has heads turning from College Station, TX all the way to Clemson, SC. With a knack for making the big play and great quickness, he could be a big-time player in the upcoming years for the Tigers. The question is, will it be LSU or Clemson?

The focus on defense now shifts to the great state of Louisana and LB prospect Kim DeLarge (6-1, 220, 4.6). DeLarge has decent size, outstanding quickness, and the ability to deliver explosive hits.

Last season he registered 40 solo tackles, 120 assisted tackles, 6 QB sacks, 8 fumble recoveries, and 13 forced fumbles. When you see numbers like that, you just know the kid can hit, and thats what we need here at Clemson.

So far this season, he has 89 tackles with 8 sacks, 10 fumbles forced and 3 fumble recoveries.

Kim DeLarge is currently ranked as the #31 prospect in the nation at middle linebacker by recruiting expert Max Emfinger.

His college choices as of right now are LSU, FSU, Florida, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Clemson, and Notre Dame, but he considers Clemson and LSU his two favorites. (LSU has yet to offer.) Florida State and Northwestern have also just recently requested film on this upcoming star and both schools could now become factors in the recruiting process.

DeLarge said in interview about 4 weeks ago that three of his official visits will be to Clemson, Florida and Texas A&M. The kid must be a pretty big college football fan because I can't think of three better college football atmospheres than those 3 schools.

DeLarge says Tiger recruiter Burton Burns has been his main contact from Clemson and that the Tigers are still recruiting him the hardest.

Kim has a 3.03 GPA and and looks to be a full qualifier, as he made a 20 on the ACT and just recently recorded a 1080 on the SAT.

He attended the Florida Gators' football camp from June 13 to June 16 of this year and was named the most outstanding linebacker there.

"I am the player who always feels that I have to make the big play, I have to make something happen," says DeLarge.

"I have to cause a turnover or make a big play to pump up the rest of the team. I love to get my team excited and show them how to play with intensisty for 4 quarters. I think that is what the college recruiters see when they look at my game film...a player who is a good athlete that always plays with intensity and is constantly around around the ball. "

This kid exemplifies controlled intensity. He knows what he wants, he knows how to get it, and he does it with unparalleled enthusiasm. How could you not want a player like that?

We will keep you updated on Kim DeLarge throughout the rest of the season.

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