Socastee’s Renfrow already turning heads with Tigers

socfoot-renfrowfliesClemson head coach Dabo Swinney has already learned what football fans on the Grand Strand have known for years: No matter what position you put him in, Socastee High product Hunter Renfrow can flat-out play.

Swinney said as much in his press conference following the Tigers’ fifth workout of spring practice on Monday. When asked who was the surprise player so far, he quickly pointed out Renfrow, a freshman preferred walk-on at Clemson.

“He’s been tremendous both as a wideout and we are kind of looking for a second punter and shoot, he might be able to compete and be the first punter,” Swinney said of Renfrow. “He’s really talented. We just threw him out there today to see what he could do and he really, really jumped out there.”

Renfrow played quarterback, wideout, defensive back, punter and kick returner during his time at Socastee, leading the Braves to back-to-back region titles as QB. Undersized at 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, Renfrow has been bulking up in the weight room and boning up on the playbook in an effort to make an instant impact.

“I don’t know if he necessarily surprised anyone. That’s why we recruited him,” Swinney said. “We knew he was a talented young man, but maybe where he is after six months in the program. He has gained 20 pounds. I’m very encouraged. He will help our football team.”

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