Canadian receiver Ajou Ajou scores highlight reel first career NCAA touchdown with Clemson

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Canadian receiver Ajou Ajou is known for his dance moves off the field, but on Saturday he juked and jived his way through the entire Georgia Tech University defence.

Ajou scored his first career NCAA touchdown for Clemson University, it was the final score in a 73-7 route of the Yellow Jackets as the No. 1 ranked Tigers improved to 5-0. The Brooks, Alberta native weaved 35 yards to the end zone.

The 18-year-old is the first Canadian to earn a scholarship from Clemson. He attended the Dabo Swinney Football Camp in the summer of 2019, which was his initial trip to Memorial Stadium.

Ajou starred on the football field, basketball court and track and field for Harry Ainlay Composite High School in Edmonton until he decided to relocate for his senior season at Clearwater Academy International. He finished the 2019 Florida high school season with 39 receptions for 686 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 17.6 yards per reception.

The six-foot-three, 215-pound true freshman arrived on Clemson’s campus in August and immediately impressed superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence led the Tigers to the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2018. He’s the consensus No. 1 choice for the 2021 NFL draft and Lawrence sees potential for Ajou to be an impact maker.

“He’s a freak, you just look at him and he’s huge,” Lawrence said in a video conference prior to the season.

“He has long arms, he can go up and get it. He’s going to be a great player. He looks really good.”

Based on Ajou’s first touchdown at Clemson, it seems Lawrence was on the mark about his potential.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.