OL Barry Humphries
6-3, 291, 4.92
Belton Honea-Path High School
Honea Path, South Carolina
NR: 65 Rating: ***
The Stats: Humphries, playing mostly as a guard during his senior season for the Bears, was named to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl squad, and is widely considered as one of the top three offensive linemen in the state. Humphries committed to the Tigers over Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina (offered), Vanderbilt (offer), and Wake Forest (offered). Humphries primary recruiter from Clemson was David Blackwell.
Strength: "I'm really good at moving people out of the way, pass blocking and run blocking. I honestly can't really think of anything I need to improve right now, but I'm sure the coaches at Clemson will critique me a lot and think of things," said Humphries.
Why Clemson? "Really, it was always Clemson for me," said Humphries. "I really liked them growing up. I probably went to Clemson for the first time when I was about 10. I went to see them play against South Carolina, and then I went to summer camp when I was 11. So I've always been a Tiger. They want me as a center right now, but they've talked about me on the defensive line also. Really, I'll end up where they need me the most, but they have talked to me possibly about both."
Tidbit: Humphries has a long track record of excellent physical conditioning and performance. He was an All-Region performer as a freshman and a sophomore. As a junior, he was selected to the All-State team, and this past season, he was named to the Shrine Bowl and was instrumental in leading the Bears to the 3-A State Championship. He is also the state champion in the discus and has benched 405 lbs and squatted 550 lbs in competition.
High School Coach Says: "Barry can do it all on the offensive line, and I think they'll really like him at Clemson," said Bears' head coach Wayne Green. "He was big for us as a senior and natural leader."
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