Name: Samuel Clausman
Position: Offensive Guard
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Fla.
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas
2014 Stats: Clausman made the Florida Class 7A All-State First Team.
2015 Projections: He's third on the depth chart at left guard, so we're probably not seeing much of Clausman in 2015.
How'd He Get Here: Clausman was recruited by George McDonald. After McDonald left Syracuse for NC State, Clausman stayed committed to SU.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Two stars from Rivals, three from scout.
Money Quote: Despite it seeming unlikely, Clausman expects -- or at least expected when he committed -- to have a chance at playing in 2015.
"I was like, 'Woah, I will be playing my freshman year of college, possibly starting.' I just have to work hard for it."
Links of Wonder: Read up on Clausman and high school teammate Colin Byrne deciding to commit to SU together.
Tweets of Wonder:
Dreamed of playing college football and sitting through meetings to get ready for a Saturday game. Dreams do come true.— Sam Clausman (@SamClausman) August 8, 2015
Shafer McDonald Think of Him: McDonald's gone now, but Clausman said the coach was pretty thrilled about the big guy's commitment.
"I think his exact words were, 'Hang on, I think I just passed out.'"
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: When he was a junior, Clausman threw discus for his high school's state champion track & field team.
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