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Why be excited: He’s everything coaches look for at the offensive guard position – tall, powerful, long arms and surprising quickness for his size. Throughout his high school career, Region has shown himself to have an explosive first step and the ability to engage aggressively and finish his blocks. In January, ESPN tabbed him as the nation’s top still-available offensive guard.
You may not know: Although it seems as if Clemson came on the scene late, arranging a surprise official visit and emerging as a favorite, that’s not really the case. Region was first contacted by Clemson assistant Charlie Harbison during his junior season, although at the time it looked like an in-state Alabama-Auburn battle for his services. Since backing off his commitment to Auburn last spring, he’s looked at LSU, Louisville, Wisconsin and Oregon, among others.
Where he fits into the depth chart: Recruited specifically with the guard position in mind, Clemson’s depth and experience at those spots should allow Region to take a redshirt season – especially if Kalon Davis shows the progress that is anticipated this spring.
High School: Cullman (Alabama)
Weight: 330 lbs.
Bench press: 355 lbs; Squat: 550 lbs; 40-time: 5.4 secs