All eyes were on five-star wide receiver and Clemson pledge Frank Ladson of South Dade (Homestead, Fla.) in Friday night’s season opener vs. Coral Gables.
The No. 23 player in USA TODAY’s Chosen 25 wasted little time reminding those in attendance that they were watching one of the best wideouts in the nation.
According to the Clemson Insider, Ladson had an impressive first drive with a catch of over 50 yards, followed by a touchdown. The halftime count of 14-6 held up, as the Buccaneers hung on to win by that score.
With great hands and tremendous speed, it is no wonder that Clemson was but one of 32 offers that have come Ladson’s way. The Tigers’ ability to bring in burners like Ladson from South Florida will no doubt leave them near the top of the college football heap for years to come.
You can see video of Ladson’s first-half highlights from The Clemson Insider TV here.