Clemson's hot recruiting in Georgia continues as Tigers land physical running back

Clemson's hot recruiting in Georgia continues as Tigers land physical running back

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]lemson continued its hot recruiting in the state of Georgia, landing a commitment from 4-star running back Adam Choice on Wednesday.

choiceThe 5-foot-9, 200-pound Choice chose the Tigers over Georgia Tech and Auburn, and also had offers from Texas and Stanford among others.

He is Clemson’s seventh verbal commitment for 2014 and its third from the state of Georgia.

Among those commitments is Georgia’s No. 1 overall prospect, 5-star quarterback Deshaun Watson of Gainesville, and its top tight end, 4-star Milan Richard of Calvary Baptist in Savannah. Next month, Clemson is favored to beat out Tennessee and Ohio State for the state’s No. 1 wide receiver, 4-star Demarre Kitt of Sandy Creek High in Tyrone.

Choice is a powerful runner who plays quarterback in a flexbone offense at Thomas County Central High in Thomasville. As a junior, he rushed for 1,650 yards and 23 touchdowns.

A cousin of former Georgia Tech and NFL running backs Tashard Choice and Joe Burns, Choice’s high school coach Bill Shaver says he’s as good off the field as he is on it.

“Clemson is getting is the greatest young man in the world,” Shaver told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “You’re talking about a kid who has been the best player on our team, and you wouldn’t know it. He outworks everybody. He has a 3.9 GPA and scored over 1,000 on the SAT.

“He’s a ‘Yes sir, no sir’ kid and every single teacher and kid at our school loves him. He has not let all of this recruiting stuff go to his head.”

Choice was recruited by Tigers assistant Danny Pearman.

On Monday, Dabo Swinney and staff landed in-state running back C.J. Fuller, a 5-11, 198-pound 3-star from Easley High. He chose Clemson over offers from North Carolina State and North Carolina.

Photo credit: Thomasville Times-Enterprise

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