Sumter (SC) You first read about Sumter RB Roderick McDowell
on SCVarsity.com during our preseason previews last Summer. Now, the Class of 2009 star
has given his commitment to an instate school to stop the recruiting race for him before
it got started good.
McDowell (5-10 175) of Sumter has become Clemson's third commitment for the 2009 class.
The speedster committed to the Tigers Sunday after making an unofficial visit to Clemson
"To better myself I feel like Clemson is a good school for me," McDowell
said. "My offense plays like Clemson's and I'll be comfortable in their
Last season McDowell rushed for 1389 yards and 21 touchdowns. He accounted for 1500
total yards and 28 touchdowns. McDowell is well aware of highly regarded running back
Jamie Harper who just signed with Clemson and is looking forward to playhing alongside
"Harper is going to bring out the best in me," he said, "and I'm going
to bring out the best in him." McDowell also has offers from USC and Kentucky.