South Carolina’s Top Prospect?

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With 14 Division 1A offers including Clemson, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, South Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech, among others, 6-2, 205-pound Conway (S.C.) wide receiver Junior Hemingway is certainly looking like one of the top prospects in his state and even the region. What makes this talented athlete such a hot commodity?

“He’s very fast, has great leaping ability and he’s a big receiver,” Conway head coach Chuck Jordan said. “He’s 6-2, 205 pounds, and he jumps extremely well. We had our state football strength competition this past weekend and he turned in the fastest 40 time statewide. He ran a 4.47. We’ve clocked him faster than that before. He ran a 4.5 at Michigan’s camp last summer, so he’s a legit 4.5 or high 4.4 guy.

“He’s already qualified, which also makes it nice. He’s got his scores and his GPA where it needs to be.”

As a junior this past season, Hemingway finished with 52 receptions for 842 yards and 10 touchdowns. Not bad, especially considering it was his first full year at the wide receiver position. As part of his preparation to play wide receiver his junior season, Hemingway attended summer camps at Michigan and South Carolina. That, and everything else he did prior to his junior year certainly paid off.

“He actually played quarterback and a little bit of wideout for us as a sophomore, but we put him at wideout exclusively his junior year and he really just picked up on it,” Jordan said. “Of course he plays basketball and runs track as well. He can do about anything. He’s very athletic. He’s a very smart kid and he has a good work ethic. I don’t think there’s any part of his game that is questionable. I just think he needs to continue to develop in all parts of his game – continue to catch and continue to get bigger, stronger and faster.”

Virginia, led by primary recruiter Levern Belin, is the latest school to offer this top prospect. Virginia Tech, which has former Conway star defensive lineman Hivera Green (freshman) on its roster, has officially offered as well.

“I don’t know too much about those schools,” Hemingway said of the Virginia programs. “All I know is that my former teammate (Hivera Green) goes to Virginia Tech.”

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