Preseason Pub


  by - Radio Host - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:13 AM
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Preseason Pub
This has been a great off season for the Tigers and this week was another example of this when some of the preseason magazines hit the newsstands. Over the next few weeks we will review what these publications have to say about the Tigers. Today we look at how Athlons views Clemson.

*The ACC edition has Deshawn Watson on the cover in this part of the country.

*They rank FSU as the favorite to win the ACC.

*The magazine has Watson as the tenth ranked Heisman candidate.

*Clemson is ranked 14th in their preseason poll.

*They have the Tigers second in the Atlantic Division.

*Athlons has Clemson and Texas A&M playing in the Taxslayer Bowl.

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

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is listed as a third team All-American.

*The ACC position unit rankings have Clemson first in quarterbacks, sixth in running backs, first in wide receivers, third in offensive line, third on the defensive line, seventh in linebackers and third in the secondary.

*In the national unit rankings Clemson is sixth in quarterback rankings and fourth in wide receiver rankings.

*In their freshman rankings they have Deon CainDeon Cain
Fr. Wide Receiver
# 6-1, 190
Tampa, FL

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18th, Mitch HyattMitch Hyatt
Fr. Offensive Line
#75 6-6, 270
Sugar Hill, GA

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22nd, Christian WilkinsChristian Wilkins
Fr. Defensive Tackle
# 6-5, 305
Longmeadow, CT

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24th, Ray Ray McCloud III 81st and Albert HugginsAlbert Huggins
Fr. Defensive Line
#67 6-3, 280
Orangeburg, SC

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92nd.

*Athlons has Clemson eighth in recruiting last year.

*Cain was ranked second at wide receiver, McCloud is 11th ranked wide out, Garrett WilliamsGarrett Williams
Fr. Tight End
# 6-4, 225
Orlando, FL

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is the fourth ranked tight end, Hyatt is the number two offensive lineman, Jake FruhmorgenJake Fruhmorgen
Fr. Offensive Line
#63 6-5, 285
Tampa, FL

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is number 16 offensive lineman, Chad SmithChad Smith
Fr. Linebacker
# 6-3, 215
Sterling, VA

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is the 29th ranked linebacker, Wilkins is ranked as the tenth best defensive lineman, Huggins is 23rd defensive lineman, Clelin FerrellClelin Ferrell
Fr. Defensive End
# 6-5, 220
Richmond, VA

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is the 27th ranked defensive lineman, Mark FieldsMark Fields
Fr. Cornerback
# 5-10, 185
Cornelius, NC

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is the 14th rated defensive back.

*In the ACC recruiting rankings the Tigers had Cain at 4th, Hyatt 6th, Wilkins 7th, McCloud 12th, Huggins 14th, Fields 16th, Ferrell 22nd, Fruhmorgen 23rd, Austin BryantAustin Bryant
Fr. Defensive End
# 6-4, 250
Pavo, GA

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28th, Williams 30th, Smith 36th.

*In the games to watch section they list Clemson's games with Louisville, Georgia Tech and Florida State in the top ten games of the year in the ACC.

*Athlons has Watson and Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
So. Wide Receiver
#3 5-10, 190
Oldsmar, FL

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as first team All-ACC. Mike WilliamsMike Williams
Jr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-4, 210
Vance, SC

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, Shaq LawsonShaq Lawson
So. Defensive End
#90 6-3, 269
Central, SC

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and Mackensie Alexander are second team selections. Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
RS So. Running Back
#9 6-1, 205
Loganville, GA

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, Ryan NortonRyan Norton
RS Sr. Offensive Line
#58 6-3, 285
Simpsonville, SC

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and Amin Lakip are third team choices.

*They project Clemson to go 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the ACC.

*Finally they list Lawson as one of their 11th breakout players for 2015.

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Defensive Tackle (2008 - 2011)
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Thomasville, GA

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Linebacker
# 0, 0
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Offensive Line (2012 - 2013)
#71 6-5, 275
Spartanburg, SC

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Safety (2011 - 2014)
#27 5-11, 215
St. George, SC

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