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Clemson strong on 2019 running back

The star of the Clemson show has been the quarterback position for the last half decade, but the running backs have been a quiet compliment, churning out successful record-breaking campaigns.

Wayne Gallman set the Clemson single-season rushing record back in 2015, while also helping pass block for Deshaun Watson.

With names like Gallman, C.J. Spiller, James Davis and Andre Ellington highlighting the list of Tiger running backs over the last 10 years, Clemson looks to grab another top running back in 2019 after stealing Travis Etienne from LSU this past February.

The Tigers are currently looking at 2019 running back Devyn Ford out of North Stafford (Va.).

Ford holds offers from over two dozen schools, Clemson being one of them, and plans on visiting several schools this summer even though he only has one planned.

“I’m trying to go to the freak show down at UNC, but that’s is that I have planned so far,” he said.

The running back will try to go down to Clemson this summer, and while he is not sure if he will be able to, he has been in contact with a couple of Clemson coaches about future visits.

“Coach (Brandon) Streeter came to one of my practices a few weeks ago and I spoke with Coach (Tony) Elliott, but ever since then no,” Ford said. “We just talked about how he wants me to stay in contact and come down to a camp.”

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound running back has Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia Tech, UNC, UVA and Clemson all recruiting him the hardest right now.

Ford does not have any leaders and says, “they’re all equal.”

However, he did mention that Clemson stands out for a couple of reasons.

“Their facilities, but also the way Dabo (Swinney) coaches,” he said.

Ford has several criteria he is looking to meet when choosing a school.

“What I want to major in, my relationship with the coaches and distance from home really,” he said.

Ford has the keys to being a Clemson Tiger and he feels he could be a good fit.

“I think I would fit pretty well with my ability to do multiple things on the offensive side,” he said.

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