QB Chansi Stuckey Gets His Chance

Believe it! QB Chansi Stuckey will have the opportunity to one day lead the powerful Clemson offense. He'll be given the opportunity to lead the Tigers as a quarterback, and with good reason. Stuckey led Northside High School to the 2001 state championship game and has some of the best all-around skills you'll find at the quarterback position.

Chansi Stuckey passed for 2,344 yards and 17 touchdowns this past season for Northside High School. He also rushed for 856 yards and 15 more scores as he was the main reason for his team's romp through the Class AAAAA playoffs. To put it simply, he was a one man highlight reel that carried his team to the state championship game.

Over the course of his brilliant high school career, he rushed for close to 2,500 yards and 35 touchdowns, and threw for almost 3,000 yards 34 more scores.

QB Chansi Stuckey
Chansi is described as an athlete with outstanding quickness and a strong arm. He also is an excellent passer out of the pocket. In fact, many experts have likened him to a slightly taller, and stronger armed version of Woodrow Dantzler.

Chansi had offers from every major Division I-A program in the southeast, including Florida State, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Auburn, and LSU. He is also fully qualified with a 3.5 GPA and an 870 on his SAT.

"I like the small town, the coaches and players. They know how to treat you," said Stuckey. "I committed to Clemson because it is the best fit, the best school and the best opportunity. Plus, they are going to let me play quarterback."

Stuckey won't be the only quarterback stepping onto the Clemson campus this fall for the first time. The other is QB Will Proctor out of Winter Park, Florida.

Proctor is more of your traditional drop-back passing type of quarterback, (even though he put up some outstanding numbers on the ground last year) while Stuckey is the guy that can devestate an opponent with his arm or his legs.

Indeed, it will be quite interesting to see these two athletes battle it out for 3rd string behind Willie Simmons and Charlie Whitehurst. However, you have to feel that Chansi could be easily command playing time at one of several other positions much earlier in his career if he so desires.

Regardless, with all of his athletic talent, it goes without saying that he'll make his mark on Clemson football program, the only question is when.

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