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Old 01-11-2017, 05:15 PM   #861
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He put out a tweet a few moments ago that should make us feel very good about our position with him. Someone tweeted to him something negative about USC and that he should come to Clemson to play for championships. He replied that USC played in the bowl game with a brand new staff and a team full of freshmen. He then said "They are building something special at USC. Trust me." That's a very good sign.
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That is definitely positive considering this couldn't be a worse PR week for us considering we've done nothing wrong to get any negative attention.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:40 PM   #863
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His next tweet wasn't as good tho
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He put out a tweet a few moments ago that should make us feel very good about our position with him. Someone tweeted to him something negative about USC and that he should come to Clemson to play for championships. He replied that USC played in the bowl game with a brand new staff and a team full of freshmen. He then said "They are building something special at USC. Trust me." That's a very good sign.
If he's really a fan I think Clemson fans bad mouthing us on Twitter could help. If it was me that would give me more incentive to want to go here and prove them wrong. Show that USC can win big and I can be the one that helps make that a reality.
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XT sure knows how to play the recruiting game. He keeps all eyes on him. Furthermore he keeps everyone guessing with little throw ins like that. Says a positive, then something that could be perceived as a negative followed by a positive. It's a great way to make both teams feel like they have to keep pursuing him and he isn't a take yet. Another ability of his that is undeniable is his gift for football. He will be the cornerstone of the 2018 class.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:15 PM   #866
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He put out a tweet a few moments ago that should make us feel very good about our position with him. Someone tweeted to him something negative about USC and that he should come to Clemson to play for championships. He replied that USC played in the bowl game with a brand new staff and a team full of freshmen. He then said "They are building something special at USC. Trust me." That's a very good sign.
That is also a sad part recruiting where fans have this type of ease of access to recruits.
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XT I hope you read this::
Go ahead and commit to the Gamecocks And help bring some more Elite talent to Columbia SC!! Once you start the ball rolling, the big dogs will follow you!! Like you said "They're building something special at USC, trust me" so let's get 2018 started with a bang!!


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His next tweet wasn't as good tho
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:33 PM   #869
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That is also a sad part recruiting where fans have this type of ease of access to recruits.
The world we live in. This is normal for teenagers.. they grew up with social media. It's part of the recruiting game now.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:17 PM   #872
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Will Muschamp WILL build a dominant defense here. Getting a guy like XT to commit early would certainly help attract the remaining help we need. This years class will go a long way in certain areas to shore up a few putrid areas. Secondary was in dire need, if we hold on to what we've got this year then we've gone a long way towards addressing that area imo. We will also hopefully get a talent infusion on the DL with Webb, Johnson & hopefully Kinlaw & Sterling. Next year we need to load up with a couple of stud DL like Belk & Thomas & replenish the LB position & you will see a completely different defense going forward. We hit on several guys along the front in the 2016 class according to Muschamp so this defense may very well be ready to turn the corner in XT's first year.

LB recruiting will have to be big in 2018 imo along with a couple of stud pass rushing DE's.

We'll be better next year but getting back towards dominant is two years away, if we continue what we're going now, which would fit Belk, Thomas & others in the 2018 class pretty well from a time line perspective.
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Looks like he removed the second tweet.
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Wasn't Mike Williams a Gamecock fan? You have that edge, but if you don't recruit them, they will most likely head elsewhere, even to a rivals school. Why I say if he is a Gamecock fan, with this recruiting staff, i'm 99.99% sure XT will be a Gamecock next year.


Thanks for the update ASG!


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Will Muschamp WILL build a dominant defense here. Getting a guy like XT to commit early would certainly help attract the remaining help we need. This years class will go a long way in certain areas to shore up a few putrid areas. Secondary was in dire need, if we hold on to what we've got this year then we've gone a long way towards addressing that area imo. We will also hopefully get a talent infusion on the DL with Webb, Johnson & hopefully Kinlaw & Sterling. Next year we need to load up with a couple of stud DL like Belk & Thomas & replenish the LB position & you will see a completely different defense going forward. We hit on several guys along the front in the 2016 class according to Muschamp so this defense may very well be ready to turn the corner in XT's first year.

LB recruiting will have to be big in 2018 imo along with a couple of stud pass rushing DE's.

We'll be better next year but getting back towards dominant is two years away, if we continue what we're going now, which would fit Belk, Thomas & others in the 2018 class pretty well from a time line perspective.
We will also have a veteran - and a very productive - Offense in 2018. Deebo and Hurst will be Seniors, Edwards, Rico, Turner, Ty'son Williams and Bentley will be Juniors, plus a nice group of RS and true Sophomores (Randrecous, OrTre, Shi, Register, etc.)

If the O is productive and the D is solid this year, just lacking a pass rusher or two, we will be a very attractive destination. X could be a major contributor on a big winner from Day One.
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All the people in Florence that know him and his family say he's coming to Carolina.
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I hope the Clemson fans continue to piss him off....
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Guys grow up fans of one team and go to play for another team all the time. Him being a Gamecock fan by no means makes him a lock. However, it gives us a huge recruiting edge. Every boy dreams of becoming the hero for the hometown team. Sell him on that.
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