The Verdict is In

Back up quarterback Chansi Stuckey proved to be one of the most energetic, most exciting players to watch this past season. Stuckey impressed the Clemson coaches so much, that it was thought he may move to wide receiver in 2004. Today, learned what actually is in store for the Georgia native this year.

"He's moving full time to wide out," said Clemson wide receivers' coach Dabo Swinney in an interview with earlier this afternoon. "I'm just excited as anybody could be about having him, to be perfectly honest with you."

Swinney and Stuckey met for just under an hour Thursday afternoon to discuss the transistion, and what it would mean for Stuckey's future at Clemson.

"He's jumping into it with two feet," said Swinney. "It's just a good move for Chansi Stuckey, and a good move for us as well. He's a natural playmaker, and a guy that can step in right away and help us out in a number of ways."

Stuckey's move comes at a time when the Tigers are in need of additional depth at wide receiver, especially with the pending announcement that Derrick Hamilton is leaving for the NFL.

It also changes the landscape at quarterback in 2004.

"With him moving over, that makes Will Proctor our back up heading in spring ball, and then C.J. Gaddis will be fighting him all the way for that spot," added Swinney.

Stuckey was one of the top ranked "athletes" in the southeast coming out of Northside High School in Warner Robbins, Georgia back in 2001. He was recruited by Tennessee, Florida State, Auburn, Clemson, and a whole host of other schools that wanted his services.

Playing mostly as a reserve quarterback in 2003, Stuckey finished the year with 17 rushes for 136 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, and 11-of-21 passing for 2 more scores. Top Stories