Future Tiger Poised for Big Year

CUTigers.com checks in with Clemson verbal commit Larry Raper as he prepares for his senior season.

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Preseason camp and scrimmages are all complete and Larry Raper's senior season officially starts this Friday.

"We had a scrimmage game last Friday," he said. "We won 17-14. We kicked a field goal at the end to win. We play our first game this week."

The prize recruit had a big performance with just a few touches last week.

"I did pretty good. I scored one time and had seven carries for about 75 or 80 yards," said Raper. "Overall I think we will do pretty good this year. We have a small line, but as long as they can block for a few seconds we should be okay."

Raper, who projects as either a defensive back or wide receiver at Clemson, could actually see time behind center this year.

"They have been working me at quarterback a little," he said. "I worked some there at practice today. I ran some in the shotgun and some under center."

The Shelby (N.C.) standout will watch the Tigers battle Alabama Saturday night.

"I wanted to go to the game with one of my coaches. I'm not sure if we will get tickets. If not I will be watching on television," said Raper.

"The good news is I will be there for most of the games."

Before the Olympics, Larry and his family had a party for his cousin Travis Padgett.

"I talked to him before they left. He was excited. We had a big party for him," said Raper.

Raper, who has been committed to Clemson since September of last year, is currently rated as the No. 57 wide out in the country and a three-star prospect by Scout.com.

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