Vincent Says He's Qualified Now

Courtney Vincent has been a fan favorite since he committed to the Tigers early in the recruiting process last summer. We recently caught up with Courtney to get the latest on his qualifying status, and his offseason conditioning program.

LB Courtney Vincent
6-1, 220, 4.7
Allendale-Fairfax High School
Fairfax, South Carolina

According to Allendale-Fairfax linebacker Courtney Vincent, grades should no longer be an issue.

In a recent interview with, Vincent stated that he's now reached a qualifying score on his SAT.

"My grades are good," said Vincent, whose GPA rests slightly under 3.0 headed into his final two months of high school. "I just made the score I needed on my SAT. My coach said I got the score I needed to qualify. I don't really know much more about it, but my coach said I qualified."

Vincent also told us that he's already received his offseason workout plan from the Clemson coaches, and he's hit the ground running in the weight room.

"Yeah I've really been working hard in there right now. I got their workout book and I maxed out already. I maxed out at 345 on the bench the other day," said Vincent.

Tiger fans will also be happy to know that he's been working out in full orange gear.

"I bought a couple of Clemson hats and shirts, stuff like like that. I've been working out in all orange every day," Vincent said.

Courtney was one of just two linebackers taken in the 2004 class, but Clemson recruiting coordinator David Blackwell says that he's a player the coaching staff liked from the very beginning.

"Courtney is a guy that we thought looked really good on film early in the recruiting process. We really wanted to get him. You watch him closely, and he'll kind of remind you of a young Anthony Waters," said Blackwell.

We will continue to keep you updated on Courtney Vincent, right up through the start of fall practice.

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