Q&A with Barry Humphries

The Clemson Tigers got the 2005 class of to a big start with the commitment of Belton-Honea Path standout Barry Humphries. CUTigers.com caught up with the star offensive lineman and we've got an in-depth Q&A to help you get to know the newest member of the Clemson family.

OL Barry Humphries
6-3, 291, 4.9
Belton-Honea Path
Belton, South Carolina

How did you commit to the Tigers today?
Barry Humphries: We went up there earlier today to check everything out. They offered while I was there so we were prepared to commit. We shook hands on it and everything is good.

What are you latest vital stats?
Barry Humphries: I am currently 6-feet, 3-inches tall and 291 pounds.

What other schools have offered you a scholarship at this point in the recruiting process?
Barry Humphries: Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, North Carolina and Marshall.

Which position will you be playing on the offensive line?
Barry Humphries: I project as a guard or center but you never know. I might grow a couple of inches and play tackle.

What are some your strengths as an offfensive lineman?
Barry Humphries: I have a 570 squat and a 405 bench. I would say that would be my strength.

What are some of your weaknesses?
Barry Humphries: I want to get stronger. I want to do whatever I can do to help our team win the state championship.

How did your team do last year?
Barry Humphries: We were the conference champs and we went 10-1.

Any thoughts about playing in the fast paced kind of offense that Clemson runs?
Barry Humphries: That's fine with me. I'm good at run or pass blocking. As long as I get in the mix I'll be happy.

What made you go decide to go ahead and commit so early?
Barry Humphries: We wanted to go ahead and get it out the way so I can concentrate on my senior season. Clemson is a great school. They have a great coach. They are a great program. They were the obvious choice.

Do you plan to take any official visits to other schools before signing day?
Barry Humphries: Only Clemson.

Are you coming up for any of the games this fall?
Barry Humphries: Definitely. We'll definitely be up for the games. I hope I can talk some other recruits into coming to Clemson.

How does your family feel about your decision to commit to the Tigers?
Barry Humphries: My whole family is excited. They all felt the same about Clemson.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding offensive lineman from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2005.

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