Bashaud Breeland was held out of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas earlier this month because he didn't pass a physical. It was ruled that he would not be able to play for the South Carolina team because of his shoulder.
The ruling still had him scratching his head Wednesday afternoon when he caught up with CUTigers after O-D practice.
"I never had an injury there. I don't know why they didn't let me play," Breeland said. "I was really excited to get to come and play in this game."
Let down by not being able to play in the Shrine Bowl, he's carried a chip on his shoulder, looking to prove that he's among the elite players in the nation. Scout.com ranks Breeland as four-star prospect and as the No. 27 safety in the class of 2010. Unable to show that he's worthy of the stars and ranking earlier this month, he's excited about this week.
"It's been a great week, getting to come out here and compete against other players. It's gone good," he said.
Breeland is one of several Clemson commits playing in this Saturday's national all-star game.
"It's good getting to know them early," he said.
The Allendale-Fairfax senior smiled when he was asked how excited he is about getting to Clemson.
"I'm ready to get there now," he said.
In the mean time, he's splitting time at safety and cornerback for the East team. When he heads to Clemson, Breeland will play corner mostly, but could get looks at safety--kind of in the same mold of current Tiger Marcus Gilchrist.
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