Clemson-bound Jalen Williams claims North-South defensive MVP honor

Jae'lon Oglesby among runners-up for S.C. Mr. Football; 6 future Tigers in Shrine Bowl this week

D.W. Daniel's Jae'lon Oglesby runs the ball in the first quarter.

Photo by Nathan Gray

D.W. Daniel's Jae'lon Oglesby runs the ball in the first quarter.

Clemson commitment Jalen Williams earned defensive MVP honors for the winning North team during the annual S.C. North-South All-Star Game, which was played on Saturday at Myrtle Beach.

Williams, a linebacker, had six tackles and recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the North's 38-21 victory over the South.

Meanwhile, Clemson-bound Jae'lon Oglesby made the cut as one of five finalists for South Carolina's Mr. Football Award, but for the second straight year, a Georgia commitment took home the prize, as Stratford quarterback Jacob Park claimed the 2013 award.

Park follows in the footsteps of Goose Creek wide receiver Tramel Terry, who was the 2012 winner and redshirted at Georgia this fall.

Jalen Williams (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott,

Jalen Williams (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott,

In addition to Oglesby, Park beat out Northwestern quarterback Mason Rudolph, Spring Valley linebacker Christian Miller and Latta offensive lineman Donell Stanley.

All five players are headed to different schools - Rudolph to Oklahoma State, Miller to Alabama, Stanley to South Carolina, and Oglesby and Park to Clemson and Georgia, respectively.

All five finalists were chosen to play in this week's Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, though Miller will sit out the competition because of an injury.

Clemson will be well-represented in the game, with Oglesby - from Daniel High in Central - to be joined by placekicker Alex Spence of South Florence, linebacker Kendall Joseph of Belton-Honea Path, and offensive lineman Taylor Hearn of Williston-Elko.

Furture Tigers playing for North Carolina are linebacker Chris Register of Dudley High in Greensboro and defensive lineman Jabril Robinson of North Brunswick High in Shalotte.

Also playing for the Tar Heels will be Clemson recruiting targets Trevion Thompson, a wide receiver from Hillside High in Durham, and Lorenzo Featherston, a defensive end from Page High in Greensboro.

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