Anyone that watched Clemson beat Louisville on prime time saw its athleticism and depth firsthand.
The staffs stellar recruiting efforts have allowed coaches to utilize players’ versatility to play and learn different positions, contributing to the overall dynamic of the team. Guys like Kelly Bryant could also play tight end, wide receiver or even running back in Clemson’s system and still be successful.
The Tigers look to have recruited another player sporting a similar skillset to that of Bryant’s.
South Pointe (S.C.) standout Derion Kendrick had a big game last Friday, throwing for 133 yards and two touchdown passes while also running for two more touchdowns and 191 yards in a win against Georgia powerhouse Buford (Ga.).
With his 324-yard performance, he joins Clemson royalty as being the first quarterback since Deshaun Watson to beat Buford on its home turf.
Kendrick plays quarterback for his team, but is listed as an athlete, and will probably be best suited at the wide receiver position for the Tigers. His knowledge of the quarterback position will only help him learn the system and establish a solid relationship with whoever is playing under center.
Kendrick possesses a certain kind of versatility and athleticism that cannot be taught and should be a solid contribution to Clemson’s aerial attack.