South Carolina is especially deep with prospects this year and quarterback Will Korn is No. 1 in the state.
Clemson was the lucky team to tap into that pipeline and score a commitment from the No. 25-ranked overall player in the 2007 class. Tom Lemming ranks him the fourth best QB in the class, with No. 1 and No. 2 overall Jimmy Clausen and Ryan Mallett leading not just the position but the entire class, and Jarrett Lee just two spots ahead at No. 23.
As a junior, Korn completed 70 percent of his passes by throwing for 4,100 yards and 53 TDs, while picked off just six times. He also rushed for 650 yards and 10 TDs.
This season, he closed out his high school career throwing for 3,240 yds and 39 TDs, earning 1st Team All-State honors for the second year in a row.
Korn was named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and threw the only TD pass for the East team, a 28-yard connection with Notre Dame commit Greg Little.
I saw Will in person this season and although he did not have his best game, I was impressed with his ability to stay in the pocket until the last second. He also showed very good running skills and I was also impressed with his ability to come off the turf and compete. Tough as nails, he has proven to be an accurate passer while on the run. He shows excellent agility, body control, smarts and rarely threw a bad pass.