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Signing Day Central 2014


  by - Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:23 AM
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Check back all day on Wednesday to see the latest on Clemson's 2014 recruiting class.

Last Updated: 3:30 PM

# Name POSHT, WTEspnRivalsScout247ESPN StarsHometownStatus
1. Deshaun Watson QB 6-3, 188 #1DualQB #1DualQB #3 QB #2DualQB Gainesville, GA Enrolled
2. Demarre Kitt WR 6-1, 195 #22 WR #16 WR #34 WR #47 WR Fayetteville, GA Enrolled
3. Kyrin Priester WR 6-1, 185 NR NR NR #1PrepWR Lilburn, GA Enrolled
4. Chris Register LB 6-4, 240 #28 OLB #24 WDE #29 OLB #14 ILB Browns Summit, NC Enrolled
5. Artavis Scott WR 5-11, 185 #9 WR #9 WR #19 WR #13 WR Oldsmar, FL Enrolled
6. Korie Rogers LB 6-2, 218 #14 OLB #4 OLB #10 MLB #14 OLB Flowery Branch, GA 7:12 AM
7. Milan Richard TE 6-3, 233 #2 TE-Y #6 TE #22 TE #17 TE Savannah, GA 7:37 AM
8. Taylor Hearn OL 6-3, 305 #35 OG #52 OT #99 OT #96 OT Williston, SC 7:53 AM
9. Justin Falcinelli OL 6-5, 300 #27 OT #38 OT #29 OG #63 OT Middletown, MD 8:05 AM
10. Adam Choice RB 5-10, 200 #23 RB #10 RB #35 RB #28 ATH Thomasville, GA 8:27 AM
11. Alex Spence# K 6-2, 190 #34 K #9 K NR #12 K Florence, SC 8:32 AM
12. Trevion Thompson WR 6-3, 190 #20 WR #22 WR #15 WR #32 WR Durham, NC 8:35 AM
13. Jae'lon Oglesby RB 5-11, 175 #19 RB #7 APB #84 RB #17 APB Central, SC 9:15AM
14. Jefferie Gibson S 6-3, 191 #33 #51 S #109 S #42 S Hope Mills, NC 9:20 AM
15. Kendall Joseph LB 5-11, 228 #18 ILB NR #28 MLB #21 ILB Belton, SC 9:23 AM
16. Cannon Smith TE 6-5, 235 #3 TE-Y #21 TE #7 TE #39 OT Columbia, SC 9:26 AM
17. Jalen Williams# LB 5-11, 220 #108 OLB NR NR #113 OLB Columbia, SC 9:40 AM
18. Richard Yeargin III DE 6-4, 225 #35 OLB #24 OLB #17 OLB #20 OLB Lauderdale Lakes, FL 9:59 AM
19. C.J. Fuller RB 5-11, 198 #39 RB NR #69 CB #63 CB Easley, SC 10:05 AM
20 Jabril Robinson DT 6-2, 255 #83 DT NR #64 DT #107 DT Leland, NC 10:55 AM
21. Judah Davis# LB 6-2, 212 NR NR NR NR NR Clemson, SC 11:22 AM
22. J.D. Davis# LB 6-2, 218 NR NR NR NR NR Clemson, SC 11:22 AM

# - Possible greyshirt depending on scholarship numbers

~10:00am - LB Richard Yeargin III Richard Yeargin
Outside Linebacker
6-4, 225
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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 11:30am - DE Cory Thomas Cory Thomas
Defensive End
6-5, 275
Mc Calla, AL
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Defensive End
6-6, 270
Mccalla, AL
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  2:00pm - DE Andrew Williams Andrew Williams
Defensive End
6-4, 240
McDonough, GA
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  2:30pm - Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
Head Coach
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Head Coach
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  7:00pm - Mitch Hyatt Mitch Hyatt
Offensive Tackle
6-6, 270
Suwannee, GA
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Deshaun Watson QB 6-3 188 Gainesville, GA
Established state of Georgia high school records for career total offense (17,134) and total touchdowns passing and rushing (218)...set the Georgia state records for touchdown passes and total offense by the end of his junior year...highest ranked Clemson signee for 2014...rated as #16 best overall player in the nation by ESPN.com, 31st by Rivals.com, 41st by 247 Sports and #84 by Scout.com...ranked as third best player in the nation by Tom Lemming prior to the 2013 season...the number-one dual-threat quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com, Rivals and 247 Sports, Scout lists his third...ranked as number-two overall player in state of Georgia by Rivals and number-four by 247 Sports...named U.S. Army All-American...named to 2014 Under Armour All-American roster, but did not play in game due to injury he suffered in his final high school game...four-year starter at Gainesville High School...as a 14-year-old freshman led team to a 10-2 record with 2,088 yards passing and 17 touchdowns...also ran for 569 yards and five scores that year...as a sophomore had over 3,200 yards passing and 1000 yards rushing...as a junior gained 5,700 yards of total offense and accounted for 64 total touchdowns...threw for 4024 yards and 50 scores...led Gainesville to its first state championship in over 100 years, a 49-13 win in state title game with 400 yards total offense and five touchdowns in just three quarters of work...that December 14 victory over Ware County took place in the Georgia Dome and was just 17 days prior to Clemson's Chick-fil-A Bowl win over LSU in the same facility...had 1,988 yards of total offense and 27 total touchdowns in five playoff games that year...threw for 4,431 yards and 57 touchdowns against just five interceptions as a senior...also rushed for 1,057 yards and 14 scores...finished his high school career with 13,077 passing yards, 155 touchdown passes...had 4057 yards rushing and 63 touchdowns on the ground, giving him 218 total touchdowns over his four years... named State Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior...Gatorade Player of the Year in Georgia for 2013...named 5A Offensive Player of the Year in 2013...played for coach Bruce Miller in high school...also played on Gainesville's basketball team in 2012-13...attended same high school as former Georgia Tech star quarterback Billy Lotheridge, who finished second in the Heisman Trophy race to Roger Staubach in 1963...recruited to Clemson by Chad Morris...chose Clemson over Auburn, Georgia and Ohio State.
Mickey Plyler on Watson: "A five star quarterback is always going to be the headliner of a recruiting class. Clemson fans have been following Watson since his sophomore season and everything that has been written and said about him is true. He is everything you are looking for in a quarterback. Physically he has all of the tools but his personality and leadership are also a strength. Watson has a chance to develop into a great one at Clemson."
Reminds Plyler of: It is hard to compare him to a former Clemson quarterback. He is a terrific open field runner like Cam Newton and Vince Young but he is a better passer than either coming out of high school.

Demarre Kitt WR 6-1 195 Fayetteville, GA
Played in 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl where he had a 51-yard reception...ranked among the top 200 players in the nation by the four major recruiting services...one of four signees in this year's class who can make that claim...ranked #121 nationally by Rivals, #162 by 247 Sports, #167 by ESPN.com and #187 by Scout...ranked as 16th best wide receiver in the nation by Rivals, 22nd by ESPN.com and 24th by 247 Sports...listed as he ninth best player in the state of Georgia by Rivals, 11th by Max Preps, and 13th by 247 Sports...a 4-Star receiver by all services...rated as the top wide receiver in Georgia by Atlanta Constitution...a three-year starter at Sandy Creek High School where he played for Head Coach Chip Walker...helped his team to 4A State Championship in 2012 and to 11-1-1 record in 2013...had 42 receptions for 641 yards and 10 scores as a sophomore...had 68 catches for 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior...finished career with 48 catches for 861 yards and seven scores as a senior...averaged career best 18 yards a catch as a senior...his final three years had 158 receptions for 2,663 yards and 28 scores...also a good punt returner, had 306 career punt return yards and a 16.1 average per return...graduate of same high school as current NFL All-Pro and former Georgia Tech receiver Calvin Johnson...Kitt wore number-eight in high school...recruited by Jeff Scott...chose Clemson over Tennessee and Ohio State.
Mickey Plyler on Kitt: "Clemson needed receivers in this class and Kitt fit the bill of what they were looking for. He is a polished route runner with good hands. Kitt is not a burner but he is very productive. He had good summer camps and combines and had offers from schools like FSU, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Alabama and Auburn. Since he enrolled early, I would expect him to have a good chance to avoid a red-shirt season."
Reminds Plyler of: Terry Smith

Kyrin Priester WR 6-1 185 Lilburn, GA
Ranked as the number-three prep school player in the nation in 2013 according to 247 Sports...same service listed Priester as first among prep school wide receivers...three-star wide receiver according to Rivals.com coming out of high school ...had 56 receptions for 1,116 yards and 13 receiving touchdowns in 2012, his senior season at Brookwood High School...ranked as number-170 player in the nation by ESPN.com coming out of high school...ESPN.com also listed him as 20th best wide receiver and 19th best player from state of Georgia...PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection...had 31-565 and five scores as a junior...played for coach Mark Crews at Brookwood High School...played for John Shuman at Fork Union...recruited to Clemson by Mike Reed and Tony Elliot...majoring in PRTM at Clemson...born Nov. 11, 1994.
Mickey Plyler on Priester: "The Tigers will need help at wide receiver and Priester enrolled early to help out this spring. I think the staff is really excited to get him out there this spring. He is probably the wide out that is physically more ready at this this point. I think he would have played last year. Priester has a great chance to avoid a red-shirt season."
Reminds Plyler of: Terrence Roulhac


Chris Register LB 6-4 240 Browns Summit, NC
Ranked among the top 300 players in the nation by Scout.com and 247 Sports...ranked as 11th best outside linebacker/defensive end in the nation by 247 Sports...ranked as 24th best outside linebacker by Rivals and 28th best by ESPN.com...ranked as 13th best player in North Carolina by 247 Sports...Rivals.com lists him as 15th best player in North Carolina... four-star recruit according to ESPN.com and 247sports.com...his Dudley High School team won North Carolina state championship in 2013 and posted a perfect 15-0 season...defeated Charlotte Catholic and All-America running back Elijah Hood in the semifinals...played in 2013 Shrine Bowl for the North Carolina team...named to USA Today All-State Team....had five caused fumbles, 111 tackles and seven sacks as a junior...had 89 tackles and 8.5 sacks as a sophomore in 2011...selected to play in 2014 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl just before he enrolled at Clemson...Clemson was first school to offer Register back in summer of 2012...recruited by Robbie Caldwell...Register played his high school football for Steven Davis.
Mickey Plyler on Register: "Clemson needed help at both positions Register could play. If he stays at linebacker then he will be a run stopping inside linebacker. If he moves to defensive end he will be an athletic pass rusher. Many feel he will grow out of that linebacker spot pretty early in his career. I loved Register at the Shrine Bowl. he plays hard and has good instincts. Against the run, he was as good as any linebacker in the Shrine Bowl."
Reminds Plyler of: Charles Bennett

Artavis Scott WR 5-11 185 Oldsmar, FL
Played in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl along with Clemson classmate Demarre Kitt...Scott is ranked as Clemson's second best signee by some services...ranked as 68th best player in the nation by Rivals.com and 247 Sports...also 83rd by ESPN.com and 102nd by Scout.com...ranked as 10th best wide receiver in the nation by 247 Sports and 11th by Rivals.com... a top 10 player in the state of Florida by 247 Sports (8th), ESPN.com (9th) and Rivals.com (9th)...four-year starter at East Lake HS...as a senior was more of an all-purpose player than in previous years...had 67 rushes for 729 yards and 13 touchdowns...averaged 11 yards per carry...had 37-542 and five touchdowns as a receiver...as a junior had 64 catches for 995 yards and 10 scores...as a sophomore had 54 receptions for 1158 yards and 12 touchdowns...averaged 21.4 yards per reception as a sophomore...for career had 172 receptions for 3035 yards and 32 receiving touchdowns...averaged 17.7 yards per catch for his career...on the ground had 108 rushes for 980 yards and 14 touchdowns...a 9.1 average rushing the football for his career...had 636 career kickoff return yards and 679 punt return yards...finished with 51 career touchdowns and 5330 all-purpose yards...also had 75 career tackles on defense as a defensive rush end....led East Lake High School to a 13-1 record as a senior, team won first 13 games of the year...recruited by Jeff Scott...received offers from over 20 universities including Auburn, Cincinnati and Florida State.
Mickey Plyler on Scott: "If it were not for Watson, Scott would be the headliner of the class. This is a terrific receiver with a lot of the physical skills to compete as a true freshman. Like the other four early enrollees, Scott will get a lot of attention in the spring. I am not sure he has the top end speed or the size of Sammy Watkins but there is a lot of Watkins skill set in Scott. He is outstanding in the open field and is probably the best of the options at receiver in terms of big play capability."
Reminds Plyler of: Antwan Wyatt


Korie Rogers LB 6-2 218 Flowery Branch, GA
Number-one outside linebacker in Georgia according to many services...a national top 100 player (#84) by Tom Lemming entering the season...US Army All-American who played in the nationally televised game in San Antonio in January 2014...first-team all-state and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and junior in the state of Georgia...starter on consecutive State Championship teams in Georgia...they had 14-1 record in 2012 and 15-0 in 2013...the 15-0 record in 2013 included Buford's' win over Gainesville High and Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson in early September...Watson and Rogers will now be teammates at Clemson...one of the more highly regarded members of the class of 2014, he is ranked #67 in the nation by Rivals.com, second among Clemson signees in this class behind Deshaun Watson...Rivals.com also has him as the fourth best linebacker in the nation and the fifth best player in the state of Georgia...ranked as #145 best player in nation by 247Sports.com, which also sees him as ninth best linebacker and 10th best player in state of Georgia...#14 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com, which also has him #193 best player...ESPN.com also lists Rogers as 15th best player in state of Georgia...a Max Prep All-American as well...named to the Super Six of Gwinnett Country prior to his senior year...named a WSB Player of the Week during his senior year as well...Scout.com has Rogers as #218 player and 10th best middle linebacker...as a junior, Rogers recorded 91 tackles including 16.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 of which were sacks...had four interceptions as a junior in helping Buford to the state championship...also a member of the school chorus and helped produce the school's newscast...committed to Clemson in late May of 2013...recruited to Clemson by Tony Elliott...also had offers from Georgia, Auburn, Florida, North Carolina and Penn State...wore #43 for Buford High School where he played for head coach Jess Simpson.
Mickey Plyler on Rogers: "This is a four-star, top 100 kind of prospect. Rogers surprised some Georgia supporters when he chose Clemson early over the Bulldogs. This is one of the top signees in this class. This is what outside linebackers are supposed to look like. Rogers drops into coverage well and can rush the passer. He played in one of the top programs in the state of Georgia against a high level of competition. Clemson needs help at the SAM linebacker and I think he could compete right away."
Reminds Plyler of: Wayne Simmons

Milan Richard TE 6-3 233 Savannah, GA
Nephew of 1982 Heisman Trophy winner and former Georgia All-American Herschel Walker...Richard's first game at Clemson will be against Georgia...rated the #16 prospect in Georgia and the #6 TE in the nation and #191 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com...rated the #2 TE and #195 overall player in the nation by ESPN.com...committed to Clemson on 5/8/13...had 29 receptions for 502 yards and five scores as a senior in 2013...added 22 receptions for 341 yards and three TDs as a junior (2012)...caught 27 passes for 400 yards and five TDs as a sophomore in 2011...so his varsity stats were 78 catches for 1,243 yards and 12 touchdowns...helped his team to State Championship game in 2013...also a three-year lettermen in basketball at Calvary Baptist...his high school coach Mark Stroud also coached former Clemson defensive tackle Nick Eason at Toombs Country High School...Eason went on to play 12 years in the NFL and won a Super Bowl Championship with the Steelers...2014 Army All-America Game nominee...first-team all-state as a senior and junior...also made preseason all-state team for 2013 along with Clemson classmates Demarre Kitt, Adam Choice and Deshaun Watson...son of Bill and Veronica Richard...both were All-Americans in track at University of Georgia...Bill was All-American in hurdles and Veronica in the sprints...recruited by Jeff Scott...had offers from Georgia, Florida State, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee...wore #81 at Calvary Baptist High School where he played for Mark Stroud.
Mickey Plyler on Richard: "Clemson didn't get Herschel Walker in 1980, but it did get his nephew in 2014. Danny Pearman has helped turn Clemson into Tight End U as of late and Chad Morris loves matching up his tight ends on a linebacker in coverage. Richard played at a small high school, but he held up well against better competition in the all-star games and in camps. This is what you look for when you draw up a tight end. Richard has everything you are looking for at tight end."
Reminds Plyler of: Dwayne Allen

Taylor Hearn OL 6-3 305 Williston, SC
Mickey Plyler on Hearn: "Clemson offered early and likes his versatility. On film Hearn moves pretty well. He also looked good when I saw him at the Shrine Bowl against better competition. Clemson liked him in camp, but I wanted to see him in the Shrine Bowl. Hearn has a good base and good potential."
Reminds Plyler of: Bruce Bratton

Justin Falcinelli OL 6-5 300 Middletown, MD
Offensive lineman who comes to Clemson from a winning program in Middletown, MD...versatile player who can play guard and tackle on either side of the line of scrimmage...a leader of a program that won state championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013...team was 41-1 over his three years as a starter, winning each of the last 36 games...has a Middletown High teammate who will be a freshman at Florida State...three-year all-state player...consensus first-team all-state as offensive tackle as junior and senior and first-team all-state as a defensive lineman as a sophomore...played on both sides of the ball as a starter each of his last three years...also played as a freshman on a team that reached state championship game...ranked as 12th best player in state of Maryland by Rivals.com and 16th best player in the state by 247Sports.com...recorded 108 tackles in his career on the defensive side of the ball, including 42 as a junior (2012)...also an outstanding lacrosse athlete who will be four-year letterman for Middletown...his ability to play lacrosse speaks well to his footwork...member of the National Honor Society, Maryland Scholar and named an APEX Scholar...his father, David, played one year of football at Notre Dame and is a Notre Dame graduate...has a brother who is on academic scholarship as engineering student at University of Maryland...recruited by Brent Venables...also had offers from Maryland, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Rutgers...wore #73 in high school on the gridiron...played his high school football for Kevin Lynott.
Mickey Plyler on Falcinelli: "Clemson surprised some by grabbing an offensive lineman from Maryland. This is a big body that has a chance to develop after a red-shirt season. Some schools recruited him as an interior lineman, while some think he will be a tackle. My guess is that he may fit more inside starting out his career."
Reminds Plyler of: Nathan Bennett

Adam Choice RB 5-10 200 Thomasville, GA
Cousin to NFL running back Tashard Choice, who played at Georgia Tech and in the NFL with Buffalo, and nephew of former Buffalo Bills and Georgia Tech running back Joe Burns...Choice was an option quarterback in high school who started for three years, he is school's all-time leading rusher with 5,095 yards...broke record that had been held by Joe Burns...had outstanding senior year with 191 carries for 1,521 yards rushing and 14 scores, an 8.0 yards per carry...did that in just 10 games, so averaged 152 yards a game on the ground...as a passer, completed 31-57 for 522 yards and seven TDs with just one interception...had best passer rating in the region at 168.3...also led the region in rushing...had at least 100 yards rushing in every game but one and had a pair of games with over 200...had season high 258 yards rushing in just three quarters against Harris County to break the record...suffered injury at end of the third period and did not return...had career high 314 yards rushing against Lee County as a sophomore...ranked as a top 125 player in the nation by Rivals.com, he is #10 running back in the nation and ranked as seventh best player in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com...named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super 11 Team for the preseason of 2013 along with Clemson signee Deshaun Watson...received overall grade of 90 by 247Sports.com...played quarterback in high school, but will be a running back once he enrolls at Clemson...rushed for 1,622 yards and 19 TDs his sophomore season (2011) and 1,658 yards and 23 TDs as a junior (2012)...as a junior, made first-team all-state at the 5A level...had 600 yards passing and five TD passes in addition to his 1,658 yards rushing...second-team all-state player as a senior, honorable mention as a junior...2014 US Army All-America Game nominee...outstanding baseball player, he made the national finals of the MLB Pitch, Hit and Throw Competition at Yankee Stadium in 2008...just 12 years old at the time, he fielded fly balls during the Home Run hitting competition at the All-Star Game...committed to the Clemson program on May 22, 2013...recruited to Clemson by Danny Pearman...also had offers from Georgia, Auburn, Florida and Georgia Tech...wore #2 in high school...played his high school football for Bill Shaver.
Mickey Plyler on Choice: "This is the highest rated of the incoming running backs. Choice looks the part. He played quarterback in high school and will have an adjustment to make to running back but this is a great looking four-star prospect. He has power and speed. Freshmen running backs have to learn a lot in pass protection, but if he can, I can see Choice avoiding a red-shirt."
Reminds Plyler of: James Davis


Alex Spence K 6-2 190 Florence, SC
Shrine Bowl kicker for South Carolina team who was rated as the top kicker in South Carolina in the 2014 class...#34 kicker nationally by ESPN.com...made 11-13 on field goals and averaged 40 yards/punt during his junior year (2012)...named South Carolina's Class 4A specialist of the year in 2012...Spence made 14 of 17 field goal attempts in his senior season (2013), with a 47-yarder as his longest...also made 36 of 37 PATs...also has ability to handle kickoffs...committed on-the-spot after being offered a scholarship during a Clemson camp...recruited by Danny Pearman...played for Trey Woodberry at West Florence High School.
Mickey Plyler on Spence: "I try to stay away from evaluating kickers. In high school most use a tee. The goal posts are wider. The snappers and holders are not as good. However, I do pay attention to results from kicking camps and Spence excelled a top camp in Las Vegas. Clemson's staff had a choice from a bunch of highly thought of kickers but they chose Spence."
Reminds Plyler of: Chandler Catanzaro in that he is a taller kicker and pretty athletic.


Trevion Thompson WR 6-3 190 Durham, NC
Shrine Bowl receiver who was a consensus national top 160 player...ranked as #73 best player in the nation by Scout.com, the highest ranking among all Clemson 2014 signees from that service...also rated 118th by 247Sports.com, and #152 by ESPN.com and Rivals.com...ranked as #15 receiver in the nation by Scout.com, #17 by 247Sports.com, #20 by ESPN.com and #22 by Rivals.com...rated as fifth best player in state of North Carolina by 247Sports.com and ninth best player in North Carolina by Rivals.com...had an outstanding year leading Hillside High School in Durham to a 9-3 record...had 57 receptions for 987 yards and 14 scores as a senior...one of four four-star receivers joining the Clemson program in 2014...played in the Shrine Bowl and led North Carolina receivers in receiving yards...Rivals.com voted him as receiver with best hands for the week of practice and game...comes to Clemson from same school as 2013 freshman defensive back Korrin Wiggins...recruited to Clemson by Robbie Caldwell...also had offers from South Carolina, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State and Florida...wore #1 at Hillside High School where he played for Antonio King.
Mickey Plyler on Thompson: "Clemson's biggest need in this class was wide receiver and it says a lot about Thompson that Clemson already had three on campus this spring from this class and they stayed on Thompson. This is a very good route runner. He also excels in catching the football. Thompson is not a guy with great top end speed but he is quick enough to get open and be productive. Few players had as good of two all-star performances as Thompson. He really excelled in both all-star games."
Reminds Plyler of: Perry Tuttle

Jae'lon Oglesby RB 5-11 175 Central, SC
Shrine Bowl running back who was one of the top running backs in the state of South Carolina in 2013...he comes to Clemson from nearby Daniel High School...that school has sent many gridders to Clemson, including current Houston Texan WR DeAndre Hopkins, and current Washington Redskins defensive tackle Jarvis Jenkins...also current Tigers C.J. Davidson, Deshawn Williams, D.J. Greenlee and Shaq Lawson are Daniel High School products...former two-time All-America center Kyle Young is Daniel graduate...Oglesby is ranked #4 prospect in South Carolina and #7 running back in the nation by Rivals.com...that service also ranks him as #178 player in the nation...ESPN.com has Oglesby as #223 overall player and #19 running back in the nation...rushed for 2,176 yards with 21 TDs as a senior, he averaged an incredible 9.8 yards per carry...also has good hands out of the backfield with 38 catches for 557 yards and six scores...also completed a 65-yard touchdown pass during the season...so he had 27 total touchdowns in 2013, helping Daniel to a 14-1 record and the state championship game...it was first appearance for Daniel in state championship game in 15 years...high school teammate of 2014 signees J.D. and Judah Davis...had six rushes for 57 yards for victorious South Carolina team in Shrine Bowl...posted 1,750 yards with 28 TDs as a junior in 2012...named second-team all-state by SCVarsity.com in 2012 and first-team all-state this year...2014 Army All-America Game nominee...recruited by Chad Morris...also had offers from Tennessee and South Carolina...wore #15 at Daniel High School where he played for Randy Robinson.
Mickey Plyler on Oglesby: "I have seen Oglesby in each of the past three seasons. He has been a pleasure to watch in that he can take it the distance every time he touches the ball. He has outstanding open field ability due in part to his vision. Time and time again you can see Oglesby break big plays with his cutback moves. I am also very impressed by the way he catches the football. I can see Oglesby becoming a threat in the running game and passing game."
Reminds Plyler of: Hands of Travis Zachery. Cutback of Ronald Williams

Jefferie Gibson S 6-3 191 Hope Mills, NC
Fine all-around athlete who is starter in football and basketball...has great height for defensive back and it helps him on the hard court as well...#19 player in the state of North Carolina by 247Sports.com...committed to Clemson on August 31, 2013, the day Clemson defeated Georgia in Death Valley...recorded 45 tackles and had three interceptions during his senior season (2013)...had 10 career interceptions and returned three for touchdowns...also had three punt returns for scores and two kickoff returns for scores...during his junior season (2012), Gibson recorded 69 tackles and had four interceptions...all-around player who had some time as quarterback as a senior...had 149 yards rushing and 243 yards passing...finished career with 123 tackles and nine interceptions...has averaged 14 points a game in basketball over his career...recruited by Dan Brooks...also had offers from North Carolina, NC State and East Carolina...wore #3 for Gray's Creek High School...played for David Lovette.
Mickey Plyler on Gibson: "This is a very good looking prospect. Gibson played some corner and safety in high school. Some think he has the frame to grow into an outside linebacker prospect at the next level. The staff likes bigger defensive backs and Gibson fits that mold."
Reminds Plyler of: Leomont Evans

Kendall Joseph LB 5-11 228 Belton, SC
Strong linebacker who has been a three-time state weightlifting champion...led Belton-Honea Path High School to 11-2 record and third round of state playoffs in 2013...played in 2013 Shrine Bowl for the South Carolina team...top tackler at BHP with 118 total tackles...also had three tackles for loss, a blocked punt, two interceptions and a recovered fumble...also played some tailback in 2013, he had 47 rushes for 205 yards and six scores...had 139 tackles,13 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks as a junior (2012)...posted 115 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble as a sophomore (2011)...BHP had a 27-9 record in his three years as a starter...ranked as #17 player in South Carolina by 247Sports.com and #20 prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com...four-star prospect with an 80 grade and #18 inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com...played basketball and ran track in high school in addition to playing football...recruited by Chad Morris...also had offers from Georgia Tech and Louisville...wore #34 for Belton-Honea Path High School where he played for Russell Blackston.
Mickey Plyler on Joseph: "I have seen Joseph in each of the last three seasons. He is a very tough competitor. He loves contact. I have seen Joseph have dominant games against the run. This is an inside linebacker prospect that finds the football."
Reminds Plyler of: Leroy Hill


Cannon Smith TE 6-5 235 Columbia, SC
Second generation Clemson Tiger who hopes to continue Clemson's tradition of outstanding tight ends...ranked among the top 300 players in the nation by three different services...rated #235 by Scout.com, #237 by ESPN.com and #284 by 247Sports.com...listed as #3 tight end in the nation by ESPN.com and #7 by Scout.com...ranked as eighth best player in South Carolina by 247Sports.com and 13th best in the state by Rivals.com...helped Hammond to the Independent School State Championship game his senior year...team came on strong and finished with 10-4 record...had 15 receptions for 300 yards and two scores as a senior...missed some time with injury and was object of double teams most of the season...had 31 catches for 460 yards and four scores as a junior...caught 20 passes for 394 yards and four TDs as a sophomore (2011)...played in the Offense-Defense All-Star game in Orlando...wore number 84 at the Hammond School in Columbia, SC, the same number his dad wore at Clemson...also plays on the Hammond basketball team...son of 1981 Clemson graduate Bill Smith, a starting defensive end on Clemson's 1981 National Championship team...Bill was four-year letterman between 1977-81...started and had 10 tackles in Clemson's win over Nebraska in the 1982 Orange Bowl...Bill is also on the Clemson Board of Trustees and won last year's Brian Dawkins Leadership Award, which is presented each year to former Clemson football player by Head Coach Dabo Swinney...recruited by Brent Venables...also had offer from Alabama...played for Erik Kimrey at Hammond School in Columbia.
Mickey Plyler on Smith: "Clemson fans remember his father, Bill Smith, but Cannon has bigger frame. In fact, some believe Smith will grow into an offensive tackle in a couple of seasons. Clemson has had success in growing tight ends into offensive tackles and Smith may fit that bill. If he stays at tight end he will be used as an on the line tight end. If he moves to tackle he can use his feet and athleticism in pass protection."
Reminds Plyler of: Phillip Price, Patrick Destefano

Jalen Williams LB 5-11 220 Columbia, SC
Ranked as the #29 prospect in South Carolina by ESPN.com and 34th by 247Sports.com...three-star prospect by Rivals.com...recorded 21 tackles and a sack as a sophomore (2011), then made significant improvement to 115 tackles, nine tackles for loss with three sacks as a junior (2012)...has incredible nose for the football, he had six fumble recoveries and four caused fumbles as a senior at Blythewood...finished senior year with 101 total tackles, nine tackles for loss, six fumble recoveries for 36 return yards and one interception...had six tackles, three fumble recoveries, a caused fumble and an interception vs. Aiken High in 2013...named the MVP of the victorious North team in annual South Carolina North-South game in which he had six tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown...finished high school career with 186 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, one INT and six fumble recoveries...also caused six fumbles...also played basketball at Blythewood...recruited to Clemson by Brent Venables...wore #8 at Blythewood High School where he played for Head Coach Dan Morgan.
Mickey Plyler on Williams: "This is a very productive linebacker. If he were a little taller he would receive a ton of offers. Clemson thinks they have found a very good talent. He has very good instincts and finishes tackles. Clemson has had some great linebackers that were on the short side and Williams looks like the next in that line."
Reminds Plyler of: Norman Haynes

Richard Yeargin III DE 6-4 225 Lauderdale Lakes, FL
US Army All-American, who is ranked among the top 300 players in the nation by 247Sports.com...preseason first-team All-American by Max Preps...named to the Elite 75 players in Florida in the preseason...rated as #17 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com...first-team All-State selection in 2013...#38 player in Florida by 247Sports.com...committed to Notre Dame in August, but after the season decided to reopen his recruitment...selected from 400 nominees to be one of five recipients of the Franklin D. Watkins Award, an honor recognizing top African American Scholar Athletes from around the country...selected to the Nike Opening for top 150 prospects nationally...led University School in Fort Lauderdale to a 10-3 record last year...had 85 tackles, including 21.5 tackles for loss, 15 of which were sacks...played on a team that had a 19-game winning streak over two years...played his first three years of high school at Chaminade Madonna Prep...helped that program to a 9-2 record in 2011...Clemson was first FBS school to recruit Yeargin starting in the 10th grade...played his high school football in Florida, but originally from the state of South Carolina...recruited by Brent Venables...also had offers from Florida, Notre Dame, Texas, Auburn and Florida State...played for Roger Harriott at University High.
Mickey Plyler on Yeargin: "Its always nice to steal one from Notre Dame. Brent Venables got on Yeargin early and stayed the course. He was recruited by many schools as a linebacker, but others think he will grow into a defensive end. This is a player with an explosive first step. On film he looks like he has an explosive first step. I can see him develop into a very good pass rushing defensive end."
Reminds Plyler of: Terrence Mack

C.J. Fuller RB 5-11 198 Easley, SC
Ranked as #19 prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com...four-star prospect by ESPN.com...played both running back and cornerback at Easley High School...helped Easley to the state playoffs three consecutive years, the first time that has happened in school history...had outstanding career, he finished with 3,381 career rushing yards and 27 rushing touchdowns...averaged 6.6 yards per carry and averaged 94 yards per game over his career...had 712 rushing yards as a sophomore, second on the team...averaged 6.1 yards per attempt...also had an interception on defense...one of the most productive running backs in the state as a junior when he gained 2,090 yards, a school record...had 19 rushing scores in 2012, including 15 scores of 27 yards or more...only tackled behind the line of scrimmage 13 times in 204 carries...went over 150 yards eight times and had 149 yards in another...had career high 309 rushing yards against Wren...had three games of at least 223 yards over a four-week period...had career-long run of 91 yards that year against Laurens...team switched to a spread offense in 2013 and Fuller became more of a receiver...had 579 yards rushing and led the team in receptions with 32 for 227 yards...named second-team All-State by SCVarsity.com in 2012...recruited by Chad Morris...also had offers from North Carolina and NC State...played for Chad Smith in 2011 and 2012, and for Grayson Howell in 2013.
Mickey Plyler on Fuller: "I have seen Fuller in each of his last three seasons. He had a rough year this year due to a young offensive line. He was much more productive as a sophomore and a junior in a different scheme. Fuller is a big back who runs with very good power. He has a very good base."
Reminds Plyler of: Yusef Kelly


Jabril Robinson DT 6-2 255 Leland, NC
Ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN.com...selected to the 2014 Shrine Bowl for the North Carolina team...also played in the Offense-Defense All-America game in Orlando...possesses great speed for the position...led the North Brunswick team in tackles as a senior with 110...that included team best 27 tackles for loss and five sacks...led team to a 9-4 record and the second round of the state playoffs...earned all-conference, all-county and all area honors...as a junior in 2012, Robinson had 72 tackles, including 20 tackles for loss, 12 of which were sacks...also had two forced fumbles...played four years on the football team, three years as a starting defensive lineman...also played basketball and track at North Brunswick...recruited by Dan Brooks...wore #56 at North Brunswick High School where he played for Garry Bishop.
Mickey Plyler on Robinson: "This is a prospect that came out of nowhere, but the staff jumped on board early and grabbed a commitment. At the Shrine Bowl his stock rose as much as any prospect. Robinson is a strong prospect that could play defensive end early but move to defensive tackle or even on the offensive line in the future. In the Shrine Bowl he played hard and showcased a good motor. I am really intrigued to follow his development. This could be one that the staff will brag on finding when no one else could."
Reminds Plyler of: Nick Eason


Judah Davis LB 6-2 212 Clemson, SC
Part of first twin brother combination to come to Clemson since Peter and Andy Ford signed in February of 1993...his brother J.D. Davis is a member of 2014 signee class...son of former Clemson All-American, 1981 National Championship team captain and College Football Hall of Famer Jeff Davis...starting linebacker on Daniel High Team that had a 14-1 record and went to the state championship game in 2013...high school teammate of Clemson running back signee Jae'lon Oglesby...had outstanding senior year with 86 total tackles and a blocked punt that had a big impact in a key Daniel victory...had 16 tackles for loss, seven of which were sacks...had nine quarterback hurries, second on the team...one of the reasons Daniel held 10 teams to 10 points or less and posted five shutouts...recruited by Chad Morris...wore #36 and played his high school football for Randy Robinson.
Mickey Plyler on Davis: "I've known Jeff and Joni Davis for years and think the world of their entire family. I have watched the twins grow up from youth ball through this year. They have continued to get bigger and better every year. These are good football players who had very good senior seasons."
Reminds Plyler of: Jeff Davis of course


J.D. Davis LB 6-2 218 Clemson, SC
Part of first twin brother combination to come to Clemson since Peter and Andy Ford signed in February of 1993...his brother is Clemson linebacker signee Judah Davis...son of former Clemson All-American, 1981 National Championship team captain and College Football Hall of Famer Jeff Davis...starting linebacker on Daniel High Team that had a 14-1 record and went to the state championship game in 2013...high school teammate of Clemson running back signee Jae'lon Oglesby...had outstanding senior year with 87 total tackles and a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown...had eight tackles for loss, three of which were sacks...one of the reasons Daniel held 10 teams to 10 points or less and posted five shutouts...recruited by Chad Morris...wore #33 and played his high school football for Randy Robinson.
Mickey Plyler on Davis: "I've known Jeff and Joni Davis for years and think the world of their entire family. I have watched the twins grow up from youth ball through this year. They have continued to get bigger and better every year. These are good football players who had very good senior seasons."
Reminds Plyler of: Jeff Davis of course

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New Story: Signing Day Central 2014
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Christmas in February !! :)
Micallen
grrr... 20% that is
Micallen
Donate $2.50/month and you can. Today alone is worth that.
Rocky the Tiger®
Agreed***
Micallen
Donate and you can
BentZero
It is about the price of a pizza- They've earned that
Tickled Orange®
How many can we sign before having to grey shirt?
BentZero
Announcement.
CUAlumni2003
Hyatt
cgd1113
Re: New Story: Signing Day Central 2014
Dugatiger®
It's unbelievable how stacked we are! Pinch myself!!
HumbleServant
Said best by one sports writer.."No longer rebuilders but
Tickled Orange®
Re: It's unbelievable how stacked we are! Pinch myself!!
GreenvilleSCtiger
Awesome day!***
ColaTownTiger
FYI - We improved the formatting of the story on mobile***
B-Meist®
Meanwhile...
Topher
Where's Fuller?***
mewilli
So far, 74% of the class is ESPN 4*s. Seems pretty solid.***
UtilTiger
19
cgd1113
Re: 19
bloodrunsorange63®
JR
cgd1113
Maybe we're waiting to see if we get Corey Thomas or...
Micallen
Nevermind - Jabril Robinson just signed. 20***
Micallen
1 more
cgd1113
If we land Williams with what we already have... :)***
Micallen
around 2:00 for that one?***
Tickled Orange®
Yep***
Micallen
thnx***
Tickled Orange®
Why use 2 schollies on 0-star Davis's? Gift to Jeff Davis?
Razzmatazz
Probably be greyshirted***
Micallen
Completely agree. Look at the kicker who actually
SilverKing
you're clueless to what is going on***
ctigers90
they aren't on scholarship until Jan. If they want to start
ctigers90
But eventually they get a scholly, correct?***
SilverKing
So 2 schollies still probably wasted for 4yrs, but from Jan?***
Razzmatazz
Re: So 2 schollies still probably wasted for 4yrs, but from Jan?***
lhaselden
Can you provide examples to back up your claim?
Razzmatazz
Re: So 2 schollies still probably wasted for 4yrs, but from Jan?***
lhaselden
Everybody knows they can play?!? Except recruiting services!
Razzmatazz
Re: Why use 2 schollies on 0-star Davis's? Gift to Jeff Davis?
lhaselden
Big difference to 2-star Humphries & HUGE coincidence 2 bros
Razzmatazz
Re: Big difference to 2-star Humphries & HUGE coincidence 2 bros
lhaselden
Preferred walk-ons, not schollies that could be better used.
Razzmatazz
Re: Preferred walk-ons, not schollies that could be better used.
deroberts®
Hope I'm wrong. No post allowed unless rah-rah? Pumperiffic!***
Razzmatazz
Davis brothers aren't the first set of twins since the Fords
ctigers90
Re: Davis brothers aren't the first set of twins since the Fords
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