Big DT Eyeing Clemson

Cedric Boone comes from a small school that produces big time talent. Last year's Americus team produced Georgia signee Leonard Pope and Florida State Signee John Harris. This year Boone has his list narrowed to 5, and in a year where defensive tackles are a priority for the Tigers, his recruitment becomes of prime importance.

Boone and teammate Warren Gooden will be the next pair of Americus standouts to sign Division 1 scholarships.

Boone is the epitome of a gap plugging defensive tackle. His strength is not just amazing for his age; his strength is amazing. "You're not going to believe this," said Americus Coach Eric Soliday, "but Cedric bench presses about 505 pounds. One of the coaches that came to recruit Cedric didn't believe me either; we took him into the weight room and made a believer out of him. He's got offers from just about everybody. It would be easier for me to tell you who hasn't been here to look at him and Warren."

Boone suffered a strained ACL at the end of last year and misses his team's final 2 games, but opposing teams won't be as lucky this year. Boone is 100%. "I strained my ACL," said Boone. "It didn't require surgery or anything, and I'm 100% now. I went to the Auburn camp in June. I was supposed to go to the camp at Georgia this weekend, but I had a family reunion I had to go to. My favorite teams right now are Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida State."

College coaches have already seen the potential in Boone, and he currently has offers from all of his favorites. He is also in good shape academically, making him an even better college prospect; if that's possible. Top Stories