Hunter Renfrow has given a verbal commitment to join the Clemson Tigers as a preferred walk-on. The two time WPDE Zoneman winner out of Socastee High School chose Clemson over a full scholarship offer from Appalachian State. Renfrow led the Braves to back to back 12-1 seasons amassing over 5,300 yards and 60 touchdowns in his high school career. Running the option at quarterback in high school, he will make the move to slot receiver in college.
"I'll be treated just like a scholarship guy," Renfrow told WPDE Sports. "I'll come in to summer school on June 22nd, be up there and have a chance to earn a scholarship and the chance to get some playing time."
Renfrow dreamed of running down the hill at Death Valley, but the outstanding student who wants to major in engineering had to weigh that dream against the chance to earn a full scholarship at the FCS level. "Coach (Danny) Pearman, Coach (Jeff) Scott and Coach (Dabo) Swinney were all walk ons and eventually went and earned scholarships and played," Renfrow said. "That helped a lot (in making my decision)."
Hunter won WPDE's Zoneman Trophy, given to the top high school football player in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand as voted on by local coaches, in 2012 and 2013. He joins former Gamecocks quarterback Syvelle Newton and current Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson as the only two-time winners of the award.