Tigers Show Interest in Conway Star

The Tigers will be one of many programs trying to recruit blue-chip prospect Racheed Gause. CUTigers.com introduces the two-way standout in this recruiting update.

LB Racheed Gause
5-11, 217, 4.5
Conway High School
Conway, South Carolina

5-foot-11, 217-pound LB/RB prospect Racheed Gause, who runs a 4.5 forty, enjoyed an outstanding junior season for Conway.

"I played outside linebacker on defense last year," Gause told CUTigers.com. "I'm not sure how many tackles I had, but I did have one interception. The last two games I also played running back. I had four touchdowns in those two games. In the first round of the playoff I had 93 yards and three touchdowns."

The Tigers are one of several schools showing early interest for the talented athlete. "I don't have any offers yet, but Clemson is definitely showing a lot of interest. I also have been getting some mail from Nebraska," said Gause.

When asked who is recruiting him the hardest right now, Gause responded, "Clemson is right now."

Summer camp plans are still a few months away, but Gause already knows several that he would like to attend. "I want to go to Florida, Clemson, and South Carolina for sure. I want to go anywhere I can so I can get recognized by the coaches," said Gause.

And what about a top five? Does the Conway star have an early top five list of schools? "I would love to go to Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, Clemson or South Carolina," said Gause.

Looking ahead to next year, Gause will likely play both ways again this fall, but most experts project him as a linebacker at the next level. "To me, I am best at defending the run. I am a good run stopper. My speed is one of my strengths," said Gause.

"But I still want to work on my speed some more. I also want to work on reading the guards a little better as a linebacker and my pass coverage. I know I can get better."

Gause is good friends with Hivera Green and Eric Huggins, but that doesn't mean he will be following them to Virginia Tech or Oklahoma. "I don't want to go to Oklahoma. That is too far from home. I want to look around the south," added the junior athlete.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding linebacker from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2006.

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