Medlin Awaiting Offers?

The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas brings the top players to compete against each other, and one player continually has a grin on his face every day, Jamal Medlin.

The 6-foot-6, 295 pound offensive lineman has been the second-best offensive lineman for either team, behind only Carl Johnson, and the Orangeburg-Wilkinson, S.C. product stays humble throughout.

"This is probably the funnest practice I've had in my life. The best in South Carolina going head-to-head to play," Medlin said. "It lets you know where you are as a player, talent-wise, but I've played most of these guys at one point."

Going against five-star players Ricky Sapp and Clifton Geathers on the South Carolina line, Medlin feels good about where he sits with those players.

"They don't push me around, but it is fun. They have their wins and I have my wins."

Medlin came close to not playing in this game. After coming off a junior year, few thought that Medlin could play at such a high level. It took one man to push Medlin to be the best player on the field every day.

"My junior year, I would say I was an average player, but I received an inspirational speech from my grandfather who passed following the season," Medlin said. "He told me I can be as great as I want to be, and I took it to heart."

With that combination of grit, talent, and determination, Medlin now holds offers from NC State and Maryland and what should amount to a large number of offers after the game ends on Saturday.

"I have an official visit to Maryland the 6th and NC State on the 13th."

Medlin is still under evaluation from a Clemson perspective and does not currently hold an offer. Top Stories