Phil Steele's Clemson Preview

  by - Radio Host - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:30 AM

Phil Steel Clemson Preview
The best preview magazine each year is Phil Steele's Preview. It came out Tuesday and he had some interesting notes on Clemson. Below are some of the highlights:

*Steel ranks Clemson 15th in the country.

*Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

View Full Profile
is a first team All-American.

*Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
RS Sr. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 195
Greenville, SC

View Full Profile
is a fourth team All-American.

*Steele ranks players that are draft eligible. He ranks:
Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Sr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

View Full Profile
second at quarterback.
Sammy Watkins second at wide receiver.
Tyler ShatleyTyler Shatley
RS Sr. Offensive Guard
#62 6-3, 295
Icard, NC

View Full Profile
as the nation's 26th guard.
Brandon ThomasBrandon Thomas
RS Sr. Offensive Line
#63 6-3, 305
Spartanburg, SC

View Full Profile
26th among the tackles.
Chandler Catanzaro third among the kickers.
Corey CrawfordCorey Crawford
Jr. Defensive End
#93 6-5, 270
Columbus, GA

View Full Profile
25th at defensive end.
Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
RS Jr. Defensive End
#3 6-3, 225
Adairsville, GA

View Full Profile
 34th at defensive end.
Grady JarrettGrady Jarrett
Jr. Defensive Tackle
#50 6-1, 290
Conyers, GA

View Full Profile
27th at defensive tackle.
Spencer ShueySpencer Shuey
RS Sr. Linebacker
#33 6-3, 230
Charlotte, NC

View Full Profile
45th at inside linebacker.
Stephone AnthonyStephone Anthony
Jr. Linebacker
#12 6-3, 235
Polkton, NC

View Full Profile
35th at outside linebacker.

*Steele ranks position units. He has Clemson:
The nation's fourth best quarterbacks.
The seventh best wide receiver unit.
The 28th best group of offensive linemen.
The defensive line is ranked 15th.
The linebackers are ranked 32nd.
The secondary is 39th in the country.

*Steel has Clemson as the nation's seventh biggest surprise team of 2013.

*He predicts Clemson will have the nation's 10th best passing attack.
*He thinks the Tigers will have the nation's 11th best scoring offense.
*He projects Clemson to finish ninth in total offense.

*Steele has Clemson playing Central Florida in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

*He has Clemson tied with Florida State atop the ACC power rankings.

*In his power poll the Tigers are ranked 20th.

*Steele says Clemson is ranked 67th in terms of experience.

*He predicts Clemson to finish second in the Atlantic division behind FSU.

*Steele has several Tigers on his All-ACC team.
All-ACC First Team
QB - Tajh Boyd
WR - Sammy Watkins

All-ACC Second Team
T - Brandon Thomas
K - Chandler Catanzaro
LB - Stephone Anthony

All-ACC Third Team 
DE - Vic Beasley
DE - Corey Crawford
DT - Grady Jarrett

All-ACC Fourth Team
WR - Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Jr. Wide Receiver
#1 6-5, 200
Calhoun Falls, SC

View Full Profile

G - Tyler Shatley
LB - Spencer Shuey
S - Travis BlanksTravis Blanks
So. Defensive Back
#11 6-1, 190
Tallahassee, FL

View Full Profile

*Steele ranks Clemson's units against the rest of the ACC. He has the Tigers:

*Steele Ranks the recruiting class as the nation's 14th best class.2013 Recruiting Class - 14th.

*In terms of each position among the incoming freshmen he ranks:
Running Back
20 - Tyshon DyeTyshon Dye
Fr. Running Back
# 6-1, 210
Elberton, GA

View Full Profile
33 - Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
Fr. Running Back
# 6-1, 195
Loganville, GA

View Full Profile

Wide Receiver 
26 - Mike WilliamsMike Williams
Fr. Wide Receiver
# 6-5, 205
Holly Hill, SC

View Full Profile
57 - Kyrin PriesterKyrin Priester
Fr. Wide Receiver
# 6-2, 190
Snellville, GA

View Full Profile

Offensive Line
18 - Tyrone CrowderTyrone Crowder
Fr. Offensive Guard
# 6-2, 315
Rockingham, NC

View Full Profile

Defensive Line
38 - Scott PaganoScott Pagano
Fr. Defensive Tackle
# 6-4, 280
Honolulu, HI

View Full Profile

41 - Ebenezer OgundekoEbenezer Ogundeko
Fr. Outside Linebacker
#1 6-3, 240
Brooklyn, NY

View Full Profile

81 - Dane RogersDane Rogers
Fr. Defensive End
# 6-3, 245
Shelby, NC

View Full Profile

13 - Dorian O'DanielDorian O'Daniel
Fr. Outside Linebacker
# 6-1, 205
Olney, MD

View Full Profile

24 - Ben BoulwareBen Boulware
Fr. Outside Linebacker
# 6-1, 230
Anderson, SC

View Full Profile

Defensive Back
8 - MacKensie AlexanderMacKensie Alexander
Fr. Defensive Back
# 5-11, 175
Immokalee, FL

View Full Profile

39 - Jayron KearseJayron Kearse
Fr. Safety
# 6-4, 205
Fort Myers, FL

View Full Profile

70 - Adrian BakerAdrian Baker
Fr. Cornerback
# 6-1, 170
Hollywood, FL

View Full Profile

*In terms of the NFL Draft he ranks Sammy Watkins number nine and Tajh Boyd 12th.

*He has Clemson with the 55th most difficult schedule.

*In his Heisman Trophy rankings he list Tajh Boyd eighth and Sammy Watkins as a contender.

The Brad Hughes All-State Insurance Agency

Prayer List
We have started a prayer list on the blog. Here are the guidelines:

If you are offended by prayer or prayer lists then I apologize in advance. The blog is free and the prayer list will be on the bottom of the page so you don’t have to read it.

If you would like to add someone to the list please email me at

*Please let me know when it is appropriate to take the person off of the prayer list.

Those who need our prayers include: Finn Brookover, Jo Ann Bachman, Kenneth Bryant, Pruitt Martin, Got igers and his family, David Rowland, Leonard, Gillespie and his family, Jim S, Daniel Rosborough, The Huffman family, Nancy Winkler, John Reeve, Vinnie Brock, Kaitlyn L, Susan Miller, Joyce Harley, Steve Proveaux, Jeffrey Greene, the Hutto family, Sherl Drawdy, Caleb Kennedy, Teresa O'Connor, Matt Jacobs,Perrin Seigler, Candee Massee, Lindsey Jordan, Sam Catoe, Tyler Felch, the Nicolopulos family, "the Jacksonville, FL guys", Kim Sims, the Coyle family, Ryleigh Tedder, Steve Lee, Kelly Trakas, Jimmy Moore, the Thomas. V Family, Emary Claire Young, Kitty Bowers,Julie Locke, the Scheider family, Lauren Kittles' family, Frank Gentry, Joyce Bussey, Stacey McKeown, Dale Childs, Larry Lentz, Jr, Carl Sharperson, Scott Hannon, William Perry, Tyler Swaney, Lillian, Mark Feit, David Frame, Chad Berry, the family of Matthew M. Watson, the Dowis family, Shervin Messer, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Christopher Tuten, Bobby Wayne Thomas, Emma and Danielle Carothers, Robert Ditty, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, Dot Cartee, Ayden Mills, Millie Heatley, Lynn Martin and family, Michael Pinson, Jake David family, Angie Crowley, Ira, Mike Tolson, Poly Wells, Dr. Muriel Bishop, Jack Cunningham, Emily Jefford Meister, Zachary Stoller, Aaron Clackum, Pat James, Cortney Moore, William Moore, Angelia and Savannah Anderson, William Ross, Meredith Legg, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll, Brandon ThompsonBrandon Thompson
Defensive Tackle
#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA

View Full Profile
, Alvin Sammons, Georgine McAlhaney, Glen Davis, Mike Price, Clay Childers, Aaron Knight, Danielle Johnston and family, Nicholas Abrams, Lana Kuykendall, Gary, Gary G., William Huggins, Jim Bennett, Chantz Fowler, Ethel McElveen, Michele Gurganus, William Gentry, Lewis Usher and Tanya Sanders, Shon Cooper, Nick Collins, Travis Patterson, Amanda Peake, Danny Hammond, Chip Turner, Nick Collins, Allen Steen, The Sturkey Family, the Lance family, Marcus Lattimore, Nick Chrisley's family, Allison Williams, Lt. Kyle Walker, Summer and Joel Johnson, Nicole O'Donnell, James O. Johnson, Joy Pruett and family, Patrick Heher, Bill Schmidt, Jack Bailey, Bill Early, Gardner Family, Charles Turner, Kathy Bartholomew, Ray Sanders, David and Robin Blocker, J.R. Ray, Kenneth Kowe, Lauren Sielicki, Doug Bailey and family, Johnnie Walker, Jenna Phipps, Mark Lawrence, Harlan Sullins, Peter Laboy, Kat and Carlisle Jones, Elizabeth Galloway and family, Anita McDonald, Willard Harryman, Liz Surratt, Molly Senn, Jackie Shearer, Richard Sellers, Tim Drisdelle, Edward Easterling, our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day plus their families.

Rate this Story:
0 votes

Send Feedback to Mickey Plyler: Email | Comment
Post your comments!
Subject (Replies: 46) Author
Mickey Plyler's Blog: Phil Steele's Clemson Preview
TigerNet News
So for comparison sake...
what is Phil smoking?***
Re: what is Phil smoking?***
Not smoking - just dementia
His magazine is a joke!!!
that sounds like a local sports radio know it all***
Re: Mickey Plyler's Blog: Phil Steele's Clemson Preview
Alexander only the 8th best freshmen DB?? What a joke***
Re: r Alexandeonly the 8th best freshmen DB?? What a joke***
You'd think...
Re: You'd think...
Please explain how its obvious we'll be better this year?
Re: Please explain how its obvious we'll be better this year?
Re: Please explain how its obvious we'll be better this year?
Re: Please explain how its obvious we'll be better this year?
I'd like to see how AllTimeClemson's predictions...
Re: I'd like to see how AllTimeClemson's predictions...
LSU win got us over the hump!***
Re: Please explain how its obvious we'll be better this year?
Thanks for saving me 8 bucks***
I know. I usually buy it, but not this year***
FSU Again
who cares what he says...has no impact on the season at all***
Steele is
We could finish 11-1 and play Central Florida in our bowl?
Theres no way that would happen
Re: Theres no way that would happen
Re: We could finish 11-1 and play Central Florida in our bowl?
Re: Mickey Plyler's Blog: Phil Steele's Clemson Preview
Win one at a time...***
5th Best Coaching Staff????
Re: 5th Best Coaching Staff????
What really got me at that
Yep, Steele has lost it!***
Central Fl in the Russell Athletic Bowl!!!???
2 Words for Steel...."WHO CARES!!"
Prime T. Tiger
I guess we should thank Mr. Steele.
My thoughts exactly. I'm glad somebody with a big
Steele is a complete idiot
Re: Steele is a complete idiot- AGREE - WELL SAID***
Re: Mickey Plyler's Blog: Phil Steele's Clemson Preview
Wow. Our bowl tie-ins are quite bad.
tied in to Rose Bowl in Pasadena - ALL IN ALL THE WAY!***
***Here is Phil Steel in his UGA polo shirt, this is why ***
Re: ***Here is Phil Steel in his UGA polo shirt, this is why ***
Lol, russel athletic bowl? LMFAO!!
Report: Gamecocks offer former Clemson DB
Shaq Lawson to play against Dolphins on Sunday
Five Tigers on Midseason All-America teams
Sign Up for Alerts
Daily Digest