DL Antwon Murchison
6-5, 255, 4.7
Pinecrest High School
Southern Pines, North Carolina
NR: N/A Rating: **
The Stats: Antwon Murchison registered over 30 sacks during his high school career, including 10 sacks to go along with 72 total tackles as a senior. He also had 12 receptions for 112 yards and four touchdowns as a tight end during his final year at Pinecrest. Ron West and David Blackwell recruited the North Carolina native, and he chose the Tigers over offers from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Wake Forest.
Strength: Murchison is another "jumbo athlete" that could play one of several positions at Clemson. Much like Phillip Merling and Xavier Littleberry, Murchison is a big-bodied athlete with outstanding footwork and speed. At his size, he could play defensive end, or he could continue to grow and move inside later in his career.
Why Clemson? "I went down there for a couple of games last year and it just felt like home," said Murchison. "Plus I really like the staff and the school. It just felt right. I loved the camp when I went down there last summer too. It was everything I expected. Right after camp they took me out and showed me around, coach Bowden offered me right then. When I finally committed, it just felt great. There was never any other doubt."
Tidbit: Off the field, Murchison is quite the student, as he owns a 3.4 GPA and an 1150 on his SAT. He is also an accomplished pianist and drummer. "I take pride in what I do off the field," said the North Carolina native. "I want to major in Computer Engineering at Clemson. That was a big deal to me during the recruiting process. They have my major there."
Tommy Bowden Says: "We're really pleased with Antwon. We watched him play basketball and could see some of his athleticism. He's 6-feet-5, 255 pounds, and will probably get a lot bigger. Any time you can get a guy that athletic with that size, and then you meet his family and see he has a pretty solid foundation and support system- we really thought he was a guy with tremendous potential."
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