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Shrine Bowl OL earns new offer

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SPARTANBURG, S.C.-In one of many moves up the recruiting boards of college programs at practice for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas this week, Orangeburg (S.C.) Wilkinson offensive lineman Jamal Medlin has picked up some fresh attention and a new offer.
The 6-foot-6, 305-pounder received a phone call last night from Clemson running backs coach Burton Burns, who offered him a scholarship.
"I was excited," Medlin said.
The Tigers join Maryland as the second team to offer the massive prospect, who has enjoyed a solid week of workouts thus far and drawn the attention of several coaching staffs, including South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Central Florida, in addition to the Tigers and Terps.
As of just after noon today, Medlin said has yet to hear from the in-state Gamecocks with regards to a scholarship offer.
Despite the new offer from Clemson, Medlin said he is not quite ready to name a favorite.
"I am somewhat neutral," he said.
Medlin has had a good week's work going against standout players along the South Carolina defensive line, like Rivals100 prospects Adam Patterson, Clifton Geathers and Ricky Sapp.
"It's very competitive," Medlin said. "It's been fun. Those guys have their ups and downs, but most of the time I am on the top."
Medlin also is ready for Saturday's game against the North Carolina all-stars.
"I am very excited," he said. "It's a great rivalry for the state and it also helps the Shriners raise money for their hospital for kids."
Kickoff is 1 p.m. Saturday at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College.
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