Head Coach Tommy Bowden announced the arrival of five incoming freshmen to the Tiger football squad on Thursday. Xavier Dye, Willy Korn, Brian Linthicum, DeAndre McDaniel, and Landon Walker are the new players for the spring semester. All five players will go through spring practice as well.
Dye and Korn played their high school football in 2006 at
James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, SC. Dye, a 6'4" native of
Greenwood, SC, is the #63 wide out in the country according to Scout.com. He transferred from
Greenwood (SC) High School after his junior season and only played in
four games for the Rebels in 2006, but he totaled 32 catches, 524
yards, and six touchdowns.
Korn, a 6'2" native of Lyman, SC, was the
Gatorade Player-of-the-Year in South Carolina as a junior and senior.
He threw for 10,716 yards and 125 touchdowns in his career in leading
James F. Byrnes High to two state championships. A five-star
prospect by Scout.com, Korn also holds the state single-season record
for passing yards (4,164), completions (281), and touchdown passes
(53), numbers he established in 2005. He played in the 2006 US Army
High School All-American game for the East team in San Antonio, TX
Linthicum, a 6'4" native of Farmington, NM, is the #31 tight
end in the nation according to Scout.com.
He earned all-state honors as a junior at Saint Anne's-Belfield
School in Charlottesville, VA, where he graduated from in 2006.
McDaniel, a 6'0" defensive back from Havana, FL, is a
four-star prospect according to Scout.com. McDaniel played at Amos
P. Godby High School in Tallahassee, FL, where he had eight
interceptions as a junior in 2004 and three as a senior in 2005. He
played the 2006 season at Hargrave (VA) Military Academy. McDaniel
was ranked as the 72nd best overall player in the nation in 2005 by
CollegeFootballNews.com and was a top 150 player by ESPN.com.
Walker, a 6'6", 270-pound offensive lineman from North
Wilkesboro, NC, is a four-star prospect according to Scout.com. Walker is also a two-time member of the
All-Northwestern North Carolina team and a two-time all-conference
selection at East Wilkes High School in Ronda, NC.
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