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2014 RB shows championship effort

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Running back Jonathan Vickers got just 12 touches in Tallahassee (Fla.) North Florida Christian's Class 2A State Championship victory over St. Petersburg (Fla.) Admiral Farragut, but the sophomore made each of them count racking up 102 yards and two touchdowns in the 69-0 victory.
"It is a great feeling," Vickers said of winning the state title. "All of our hard work paid off, from the summer, to every practice. We just had to come out here and work hard. It was a team effort."
The 6-foot, 205-pound back has already landed his first college offer. After racking up 1,076 yards and 11 touchdowns on 144 carries, plenty of other schools will likely come calling.
"Clemson has offered me," Vickers said. "They offered me early in the season. My coach told me they had been looking at me and that they wanted to offer me. I just have to keep working hard and I think more will come in.
"They are the only school to really show me a lot of interest so far," Vickers added.
Vickers has yet to make it on-campus at the ACC school but he has heard about it from his teammate, senior defensive back Travis Blanks, who is heading to Clemson in January.
"I haven't been up there yet," Vickers said. "Travis is like a big brother to me. He just says he loves it and that it is a great place. I want to go up there and see what it is like. I want to see what he is talking about. I am going to visit them and I just want to be up there with him."
Vickers said he will likely visit Clemson during the summer months.
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