A clash of the Tigers is set for tonight as No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson meet in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
This is the first year LSU has made the College Football Playoff. It dominated Oklahoma in a 63-28 win in the Peach Bowl semifinal in Atlanta to make it to the championship.
LSU last won a national title in the 2007 BCS National Championship over Ohio State.
Meanwhile, Clemson is no stranger to the College Football Playoff. Cartersville’s Trevor Lawrence led the Tigers to a national championship last season.
Clemson survived a tight game against Justin Fields and Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl to earn a spot in the title game.
While a local team isn’t in the national championship, there is plenty of Peach State talent like Lawrence that fans can cheer for tonight.
Here are the former Georgia high school players who are listed on the current rosters for LSU and Clemson.
- Jay Ward, cornerback, Colquitt County High School
- Tory Carter, fullback, Lee County High School
- Quentin Skinner, deep snapper, Buford High School
- Blake Ferguson, deep snapper, Buford High School
- TK McLendon, defensive end, Treulton High School
LSU coaching ties to Georgia:
- Steve Ensminger: Former Georgia quarterbacks/passing game coordinator 1991-93
- Tommie Robinson: Former Georgia Tech wide receivers coach, 2002; tight ends, 2003-05
- Justin Mascoll, defensive end, South Gwinnett High School
- Chase Brice, quarterback, Grayson High School
- A.J. Terrell, cornerback, Westlake High School
- Baylon Spector, linebacker, Calhoun High School
- Brannon Spector, wide receiver, Calhoun High School
- Trevor Lawrence, quarterback, Cartersville High School
- Joseph Charleston, safety, Milton High School
- LeAnthony Williams, cornerback, Westlake High School
- Andrew Booth, cornerback, Archer High School
- Lyn-J Dixon, running back, Taylor County High School
- Jalyn Phillips, defensive back, Archer High School
- Ty Lucas, running back, Chattahoochee County High School
- James Skalski, linebacker, Northgate High School
- Tremayne Anchrum, offensive tackle, McEachern High School
- Chandler Reeves, offensive lineman, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy
- Davis Allen, tight end, Calhoun High School
- Jaelyn Lay, tight end, Riverdale High School
- J.L. Banks, tight end, North Oconee High School
- Darnell Jefferies, defensive tackle, Newton High School
Clemson coaching ties to Georgia:
- Safeties coach Mickey Conn: South Gwinnett alum; former Grayson High School head coach for 16 seasons
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