Pinion - All-American Today, Tiger Tomorrow

Pinion - All-American Today, Tiger Tomorrow


Pinion - All-American Today, Tiger Tomorrow


Saturday afternoon future Clemson punter Bradley Pinion will play against the nation’s best at the US Army All-American game.

“Everything is great out here.  It has been a crazy week.  We have been going nonstop,” said Pinion.

How does the US Army All-American experience compare with the Shrine Bowl?

“This tops the Shrine Bowl.  I was great at the Shrine Bowl and it was great to go to the hospital and help the kids.  This one is different because being one of the best in the nation is different from being one of the best in North Carolina,” said Pinion.

Saturday afternoon Bradley will get to play on national television and showcase his talents against some of the best in the nation.

“I am really excited.  I am not sure if I can sleep tonight,” said Pinion.

Bradley’s family made the trip out to support him.

“My mom, dad, step mom and coach came out to see the game,” said Pinion.

After leaving San Antonio the trip to Clemson is next.

“Actually I will fly home Sunday.  I already have my stuff laid out.  We will put that in the car and drive to Clemson Sunday night.  I will stay in a hotel Sunday night and move in on Monday,” said Pinion.

This week Bradley got to know some of his future teammates better.  Travis Blanks, Carlos Watkins and Germone Hopper all spent time with Bradley.

“We got to know each other even better.  Most of us were at the Shrine Bowl together.  Carlos, Hopper and me we all stuck together.  I also got to know Travis,” said Pinion.

One of the goals for the week was to convince Jonathan Bullard to commit to the Tigers.

“We have done what we can.  It is up to him.  We told him we want him at Clemson, but to do what is best for him.  If that is Clemson it will be great,” said Pinion.



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