2012 Intro: Joel Suggs

RANDLEMAN, N.C. --- Inside Carolina profiles junior Joel Suggs, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive tackle from Randleman High School.

Scouting Report

"He does a great job with leadership – that's the first thing he does," Randleman head coach Shane Handy said. "He's been leading our team since he was a sophomore. He has gotten even better at that as he matures…

"He brings a lot of intensity. I think with his athletic ability and size… and intellectual ability he does a lot of good things for us on and off the football field."

Prep Career

Suggs is a two-time All-Pac 6 Conference and All-Randolph County player while starting at left tackle in Randleman's balanced, spread offense.

"He does a great job in our zone blocking scheme [and] also with our pass protection," Handy said. "If we need some yards, we'll go to our left and run the football."

"I try to protect [quarterback] Kyle's [Farlow] blindside," Suggs said. "We do a lot of off tackle runs and zone runs [to my side]."


Suggs has received interest from Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Mississippi, Mississippi State, North Carolina, and NC State.

To help his recruiting stock, Suggs plans on attending several regional one-day camps this summer, including a return to UNC's camp.

"It was fun working out with Coach [Sam] Pittman," Suggs said. "I learned a lot and I like his approach."

Last season, Suggs attended a couple of games at NC State and Duke, and one at both East Carolina and UNC. He also recently attended Duke's Junior Day.

Suggs, who grew up a UNC fan, would like to continue his football career as close to home as possible.

"I'd like to play in-state," Suggs said. "I'm just kind of weighing out what's going to happen."

Extra Notes

Suggs is considering majoring in a medical field in college… Suggs' father is an East Carolina alum and his older brother played football for the Citadel.

Video provided by Jason Pughe of AthleteVault.com.

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