Hot Rod in San Antonio

Clemson verbal commit Rod McDowell will be playing against some of the top players from around the nation in the U.S. Army All American game this week.

RB Rod McDowell Profile

The Palmetto state standout hit the practice fields for the first time in San Antonio Monday.

"I arrived on Sunday. We had our first practice today. We had a good practice today," said McDowell. "It is going good. I am getting to know a lot of the players. We are having fun and getting after it."

McDowell said it's too early for him to compare what he's seen in Texas to the talent at the Shrine Bowl two weeks ago.

"I can't compare nobody here because everyone has a different style. There are different style running backs and different style quarterbacks. It is all mixed together so anything can happen," he said.

What are McDowell's goals for this week at the US Army All American game?

"I just want to show people that Clemson recruited a good running back. I want to show people that even though James and C.J. will be gone that we are going to still have great running backs," replied McDowell.

San Antonio is a new experience for the Shrine Bowl standout.

"It is pretty good. It is different,"

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