Well when you are less that a 4* which I think both were then yea normally you are reffered to as a diamond in the ruff. They had athletecism but needed to be polished.
It's true that no one questioned the offer after seeing Claiborne's film, but he was definitely plucked from relative obscurity.
quote:rivals didn't even have a picture of Claiborne when he committed; just had the generic rivals photo like he missed picture day or something. define "diamond in the rough" however you want but NOBODY was on claiborne except for LSU and some very low end schools.
but he was definitely plucked from relative obscurity.