Looking back years later, Reggie Herring still doesn’t know how Clemson landed Antuan Edwards in 1995.
The Starkville, Miss., defensive back and wide receiver had narrowed his choice to either Clemson or Florida State.
Florida State seemed the more logical choice for one of the top players in the country, but Clemson coach Tommy West and Herring, then the Clemson defensive coordinator, pulled him in.
"The bottom line is, he shouldn't have been at Clemson," Herring said in 1999. "Coming out of Mississippi, he was the top-rated player, a national recruit. Usually a team like Florida State ends up with those kids. They are more established, and they are top five every year."
Edwards went to three bowl games and was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe award.
He played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams, and Atlanta Falcons.