Joshua Tatum Injures Knee in Friday's Game

It was the first big game of the year. The McClymonds High School football team made the trek to Southern California to face The Dorsey Dons. However, things went further south on the first play from scrimmage as the one of the top Warriors, on a team packed with stars, fell. Linebacker Joshua Tatum went down with a knee injury. On Sunday, spoke with his mother to get the latest.

The McClymonds Warriors went into Rancho Cienega Park with a 3-0 record, having outscored opponents 143-20, and one of the most talent-heavy teams in the State of California, with a least a half-dozen Division 1-A prospects on the roster. However, they happened to run into the Dorsey Dons, with an equally imposing squad, featuring running back Stafon Johnson.

The two powerhouse teams crashed into each other on the first play from scrimmage, and McClymonds linebacker Joshua Tatum heard a pop, and he slumped to the field. With one of their leaders done for the night, and possibly the season, the Warriors fell to the Dons 31-0.

How serious is the injury to Tatum? spoke Sunday night with Tatum's mother. "He's going to the doctor tomorrow to find out exactly what happened," she said. "It isn't broken or anything, so we're hoping it's just a sprain."

The 6-foot-2, 220 Tatum is the No. 4-rated linebacker in the country according to He has offers from top programs all over the country and is scheduled to officially visit Michigan on Oct. 14. he is also scheduled to visit Tennessee on Oct. 28, Miami (Fl) on Nov. 18, USC on Dec. 2, and Cal on Dec. 10.

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