Five Stars


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Five Stars
Tonight Clemson could get a commitment from one the nations' top high school prospects when Rahshaun Smith announces his college choice.

Smith is ranked as the nation's 11th best prospect by rivals.com. If that ranking holds, it will be the second highest ranked player Clemson has ever signed according to the website. DaQuan Bowers was ranked second in his senior class.

The Maryland native has recently moved to Bradenton, FL to play his senior season at the IMG Academy. Smith is ranked as the nation's top linebacker and the third ranked player in the state of Florida.

A commitment from Smith would mean several things. Among them is the fact they get another prospect at the nation's top program. Clemson got four-star receiver TJ Chase earlier this year.

Smith would also keep a recent run of great defensive talent coming to Clemson. Last season the Tigers had the nation's top defense and this year's NFL Draft will see several Tigers drafted. But the future could be just as bright, as this staff has signed some super stars in the past few classes. Players like Jayron KearseJayron Kearse
Jr. Safety
#20 6-4, 210
Fort Myers, FL

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, Mackensie AlexanderMackensie Alexander
RS So. Cornerback
#2 5-10, 190
Immokalee, FL

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, Albert HugginsAlbert Huggins
Fr. Defensive Line
#67 6-3, 280
Orangeburg, SC

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, Christian WilkinsChristian Wilkins
Fr. Defensive Tackle
# 6-5, 305
Longmeadow, CT

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and Mark FieldsMark Fields
Fr. Cornerback
# 5-10, 185
Cornelius, NC

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could play in any program in the country. Clemson is known for great offensive stars like CJ Spiller, Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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, Nuke Hopkins and Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
So. Quarterback
#4 6-2, 205
Gainesville, GA

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. However, the defense has seen a major upgrade in players under Brent VenablesBrent Venables
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.

A commitment from Smith would mean a lot to what could be a great linebacker class. Venables told Smith he had the top camp performance he has seen in his 20 years of coaching when Smith starred at Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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's summer camp two years ago. That is an impressive performance considering Venables' experience.

Smith could help swing his high school teammate Saivion Smith back in Clemson's corner. Saivion Smith is considered the nation's top cornerback prospect and is another five star prospect, but he surprised everyone when he committed to LSU a few weeks ago. The Clemson staff felt good about Smith before the commitment and he says he will take other visits including one to Clemson later this year. Who knows? Maybe Clemson can flip him late.

Finally, Rahshaun Smith could continue Clemson's great run of five star prospects and top 100 players. Five stars don't always turn out. Remember Mike BellamyMike Bellamy
Running Back (2011)
#5 5-10, 175
Nocatee, FL

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? But Clemson has had a ton of success with its five stars including Bowers, Spiller, Watkins, Watson, Stephone AnthonyStephone Anthony
Linebacker (2011 - 2014)
#42 6-3, 245
Polkton, NC

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and Tony StewardTony Steward
Linebacker (2011 - 2014)
#7 6-, 235
Hastings, FL

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. This past class Clemson signed Wilkins, Deon CainDeon Cain
Fr. Wide Receiver
# 6-1, 190
Tampa, FL

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, Ray Ray McCloud and Mitch HyattMitch Hyatt
Fr. Offensive Line
#75 6-6, 270
Sugar Hill, GA

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, all were considered five stars by at least one recruiting service.

You win games in the offseason. Clemson could improve its chances of winning a lot of games in he future if another five star picks the Tigers tonight.

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Spartanburg, SC

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