Shrine Bowl receiver Hunter Renfrow joining Tigers as walk-on

Socastee, S.C. star accounted for 2,300 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior

Hunter Renfrow (Shrine Bowl photo)

Hunter Renfrow (Shrine Bowl photo)

Hunter Renfrow is convinced that he can play college football at the highest level.

He'll get that opportunity beginning this summer when he joins the Clemson football program as a preferred walk-on.

Renfrow, a Shrine Bowl quarterback from Socastee, S.C., informed recruited Danny Pearman of his choice Thursday morning, a few days after making his official visit to campus.

Renfrow, who was recruited by Clemson as a wide receiver, chose the Tigers over a full scholarship offer from Appalachian State. He'll join a walk-on receiver crew that includes Daniel Rodriguez and Seth Ryan, the son of New York Jets' head coach Rex Ryan.

“I just wanted to play football at the highest level,” Renfrow told “I've always wanted to go there.”

The 5-10, 170-pound Renfrow passed for more than 1,500 yards and rushed for more than 800 yards as a senior at Socastee. Clemson is likely to utilize him as a slot receiver.

Renfrow is the second player to commit to Clemson as a preferred walk-on in the past week, as he joins Daniel High placekicker Christian Groomes, who also made his official visit last weekend.

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tigerrob44#291802 writes:

Good luck to you. Every now and then a walk on becomes an All America. I guess that has happened before. I know that walk-ons sometimes become superstars of your team. Let's see who we had that was a walk-on: Oh, yea, Chandler Catanzaro and he is as good as they get. We will miss him terribly but I sure hope not. And I mean that in the nicest sort of way regarding Chandler. I just hope we have someone 75% as good as he was. When you give up a full ride to a nice school like App St to walk-on at Clemson you must really want to play at Clemson and more than likely you will. Get out there and show your stuff. If your heart is almost too big for your chest you will probably be a star.

TigerNE writes:

Kickers are more frequently walk ons than almost any other position. It seems like the kid was not only a long time Clemson fan, but he appears to be smitten by the coaches and convinced he has a chance to win a position as a walk on.

I also read somewhere that he is considering engineering as his field of study. Another reason to pick CU.

I wish him all the luck in the world.

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