S Adrian Kindred
6-2, 200, 4.4
Opelika High School
The Stats: Adrian Kindred finished fourth on his team in tackles with 65, to go along with 2 interceptions during his senior season at Opelika High School. Kindred, who was recruited to Clemson by wide receivers' coach Dabo Swinney, chose the Tigers over Southern Miss and Louisville.
Strength: Kindred is known as a hard hitter, and reportedly, he split two helmets during his high school career at Opelika after crashing into the ball carrier. With his size and speed, it's not hard to forecast Kindred appearing somewhere on the two-deep depth chart later this fall.
Why Clemson? "I really got along well with my host, Travis Pugh, on my official visit. As soon as I got there that weekend it felt like home," said Kindred. "I remember telling coach Bowden that I was ready to commit. He was excited. He is looking forward to me being at Clemson. Right now though for me, I'm just looking forward to getting up there this fall and seeing if I can get on the field and play early. There's a lot of things I need to learn about the college game, but I think I can do it."
Interesting Tidbit: Kindred is the product of one of the top high school football programs in the state of Alabama. On average, his team lost just one game per year during his career at Opelika. "We had some pretty good teams, no doubt," said the standout safety.
Dabo Swinney Says: "He was the best football player on that team. He's only lost like 3 football games his whole high school career. I think he'll have a chance to play for us next year. He's an absolute hard-hitting physical safety that could be rover/whip guy. He can run, and he can sure put that headgear on you."
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