By Keith McGonigle.
The weakest position on the Clemson offense last year was probably the receiving core. That is why Clemson fans are very excited for the 2011 class to arrive on campus, and with it comes a heralded group of young receivers, Sammy Watkins, Charone Peake, Martavis Bryant, Adam Humphries and the 6’5” Stanton Seckinger.
Even though Seckinger put up some unbelievable numbers as a senior, (105 receptions, 1833 yards and 26 touchdowns) he is somewhat under-the radar. He is hoping to change that when he arrives at Clemson.
“The summer has been going pretty good just been hanging out and working out twice a day and waiting for the big move in day,” said Seckinger. “Right now my goal is to work as hard as I can. I’ve been working out with a trainer that has gotten my very prepared to move into their system. Hard work pays off so if I keep working hard good things will happen.”
Seckinger was originally set to grey-shirt but that was removed by Coach Swinney. With a number of receivers already on the roster there will be a battle not to red-shirt.
“The coaches said that they are not making any calls until everyone gets to Clemson. It is going to depend on how everyone does from July to August,” said Seckinger.
The coaching staff said that they will most likely play Seckinger (who played slot receiver in high school) on the outside as the X or Z receiver. They are looking forward to taking advantage of his height.
What does the big receiver think about Clemson’s chances in the future?
“I am looking forward to an ACC Championship in a year or so. I know people just want wins and more wins right now. I have a lot of faith Coach Swinney. It has taken him a little while to put all the right pieces in place. He has just started to get all the right coaches and recruits in place,” said Seckinger. “Clemson fans are going to be very happy, with the direction the team is going and the future of the program. My team goals and expectations are really high. I think if fans have a little patience, they will see the football program explode and become extremely successful.”
Seckinger will be moving in next week with Colton Walls, Morgan Roberts, and Eric MacLain. He says he is looking forward to this week and is ready to hit the grown running.