Impressive Buice has options

CLEMSON – Demont Buice isn't opposed to the thought of changing positions, but he'd like to stay where he was recruited to play at Clemson.

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At 6-foot-2, 222 pounds, Buice looks like a good candidate for a position other than running back.

"People think that because I'm bigger I can't move fast, but I can," he told CUTigers this week after a skills and drills workout. "But I'm a 4.4 guy. I'm quick."

Rated with three stars as the No. 68 running back in the nation by, Buice was one of two running backs signed to the Tigers' 2010 class.

He rushed for over 5,000 yards during his four-year career at Gaston High School in Gadsden, Ala. where he was a two-time finalist for the state's Mr. Football award.

"Position-wise, I'm more of an offensive guy," he said.

But if a change in position would be a quicker means to getting on the field, so be it.

"If I got moved around on offense, like wide receiver, I could play wide receiver. That would be fine," Buice said.

"If I got moved around on offense, like wide receiver, I could play wide receiver. That would be fine," Buice said.
He's focused on running back right now, though. Position mates Jamie Harper and Andre Ellington have provided guidance to Buice during the Tuesday/Thursday skills and drills workouts.

"They help me out with signals, plays, what to look for on defenses, just helping me out," Buice said.

He's starting to catch his stride during the on field work.

"I'm getting a couple of reps, getting used to it, learning the plays a little bit. We'll learn a little bit more once camp starts," Buice said.

A broken leg in the fourth game of his senior season prevented him from adding to what was already an impressive high school résumé.

Pain lingers from time to time, but that's to be expected.

"I have a little ache and pain, but that's always going to be there, they said, since I broke it that low," Buice said. "It doesn't bother me when I run. Every once in a while it'll ache."

The injury also set Buice back in workouts before arriving to Clemson.

"It's been a little bit harder than I thought I would be," he said. "I'm back at it now. But I'm still getting back to where I was, strength-wise." Top Stories