Ben Boulware, Tramel Terry named South Carolina Mr. Football finalists

Boulware is committed to Clemson's 2013 class; Terry pledged to Georgia, but being pursued by Tigers

T.L. Hanna's Ben Boulware returns a kickoff against Hillcrest.

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T.L. Hanna's Ben Boulware returns a kickoff against Hillcrest.

Ben Boulware, a commitment to Clemson's 2013 football recruiting class from T.L. Hanna High in Anderson, has been named as one of five finalists for South Carolina's Mr. Football Award.

Boulware, who is rated as one of the nation's middle linebackers, has made more than 500 tackles during his career for the Yellow Jackets. He also scored a touchdown earlier this season on a 54-yard fake-punt run.

Also named to the finalist list was Clemson recruiting target Tramel Terry of Goose Creek. Terry is committed to Georgia but has made numerous trips to Clemson in recent months and still being heavily pursued by the Tigers' coaching staff. He could play one of several positions - running back, wide receiver or defensive back - in college. He's ranked as the state's No. 1 prospect by ESPN.

Terry plans to attend the Georgia-Ole Miss game this weekend in Athens and the Clemson-Maryland game next week at Death Valley.

Other finalists include wide receiver Akia Booker from Byrnes High, quarterback-running back-wide receiver Darius Hammond of Strom Thurmond High, and quarterback Mykal Moody of Conway.

Booker has caught 65 passes fore 1,231 yards so far this season, and is coming off 182-yard rushing performance last week against Dorman.

Hammond has passed for nearly 1,400 yards and rushed for over 1,100 yards this fall.

Moody has passed for 1,543 yards and 21 touchdowns, and has rushed for more 800 yards and 15 scores.

The winner will be announced Dec. 7 at Myrtle Beach.

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