Hemby Adds Scholarship Offers

Orangeburg-Wilkinson quarterback Russell Hemby has been patiently waiting all year long for the scholarship offers to roll in. Well, that wait is finally over. Hemby has been receiving interest from several schools, hear about which ones in this report.

O-W quarterback Russell Hemby, brother of Clemson cornerback Ryan Hemby, put together another solid senior campaign this past year, and now he's finally starting to see the benefits of his success.

"Of course the smaller D-1 programs are pouring in offers after seeing that the bigger schools are not, such as Middle Tennessee State who opens up with Georgia and Clemson in 2003, Western Carolina, South Carolina State, and some others, but it's going to come down to signing day," said Hemby.

Earlier in the year, it appeared as though three schools were moving in close with an offer. East Carolina, Maryland, and Vanderbilt were all in steady contact- what happened there?

"Well you know about ECU and their coaching staff situation, so I'm not sure about that. Maryland has been by to see me last week which is always a plus, but Vandy has not been recruiting lately after having a verbal from another quarterback," added Hemby.

Hemby saw some action at quarterback during the North-South All-Star game held at Myrtle Beach two weeks ago, he completed 4-of-8 passes for 50 yards, and 2 rushes for 10 yards in about a quarter of playing time.

As it stands now, the senior quarterback might pick some bigger offers before signing day, it just depends on which schools move in at the right time. The Tigers no longer appear to be in the picture after signing C.J. Gaddis, but don't be suprised if one or two schools from the ACC look Hemby's way before everything is said and done.

We'll continue to keep you updated on his recruitment, right up through signing day 2003.

CUTigers.com Top Stories