CLEMSON, S.C. — After signing 27 new members of the Clemson Family during the early signing period in December, an additional two future student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to play football at Clemson. Information on the team’s signees from Wednesday is included below.
Michel Dukes, Running Back, North Charleston, South Carolina
In High School: Ranked by 247Sports as one of the top 50 running backs in the nation and as the No. 13 player at any position in South Carolina … rated by Rivals.com as the No. 21 player in the state … considered the No. 17 player in South Carolina by ESPN.com … PrepStar All-Atlantic Region selection … concluded prep career with 685 carries for 8,762 rushing yards and 117 rushing touchdowns as well as 34 receptions for 743 yards and nine receiving touchdowns … led his team to an 11-2 record and a state runner-up finish as a senior in 2018 in the school’s first season in AAA … rushed 188 times for 2,030 yards with 29 rushing touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 136 yards with two receiving touchdowns in 2018 … won Lonnie Robinson Memorial Award as SCISA Player of the Year and shared All-Lowcountry Player of the Year honors … notched 335 rushing yards in his penultimate high school game, a win over Porter-Gaud in the SCISA AAA semifinals … helped team to SCISA AA titles in 2016 and 2017 … played his high school football at First Baptist School for coach Johnny Waters … primary Clemson recruiter was Tony Elliott … will enroll at Clemson in the summer of 2019.
Mason Trotter, Offensive Lineman, Spartanburg, South Carolina
In High School: Three-year starter who started 41 career games for Dorman … two-time all-area selection by the Herald-Journal, helping his team to back-to-back Region II-AAAAA titles … earned second-team all-state honors from USA Today … guided team to an 11-2 record and a berth in the third round of the SCHSL AAAAA playoffs as a senior in 2018 … credited with a team-high 27 pancake blocks that year in helping his starting running back produce 1,720 yards and 19 touchdowns … as a junior in 2017, recorded 28 pancake blocks and led an offensive line that helped produce three 1,000-yard rushers en route to a state championship berth … ranked among the top 75 recruits in South Carolina according to 247Sports … participated in the Shrine Bowl … played for coach David Gutshall at Dorman … high school teammate of Clemson quarterback Ben Batson and offensive lineman Jordan McFadden … primary Clemson recruiters were Robbie Caldwell and Jeff Scott … plans to enroll at Clemson in the summer of 2019 with intent to grayshirt.
Included below are additional notes on the 29 football student-athletes signed by Clemson this year: