Tigers Look For Wide Outs in 2006
Last season Clemson signed four wide receivers. Over the past few weeks Michael Collins and Gerald McCloud have decided to not play for the Tigers next season. Also consider that Curtis Baham enters his senior season and one can see that wide receivers will once again be a priority for the Tigers in the Class of 2006.
Here is a look at four of the wide receiver prospects we have gathered information on for next season:
The state of South Carolina has several prospects at wide receiver next season that could develop into I-A offers. Two of those wide outs could not be any different types of players are Greenville High School’s LeMarkus Boswell and Rock Hill High School’s Tori Childers.
Boswell (5-11, 165) is a smaller, quicker wide out who has put up some huge numbers in a great high school passing system. We have seen Boswell as a sophomore and junior. He catches the ball well but has great speed and can turn a short gain into a game-breaking touchdown. Last year Boswell had 130 catches for 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns. Boswell has heard from both in-state programs but has not received any offers. Like many wide outs, Boswell also excels in basketball.
Childers (6-5, 215) does not have Boswell’s numbers but his huge frame and athleticism have college coaches flocking to Rock Hill. He is also another two-sport star. Childers displays an excellent vertical leap. He has heard from Clemson, Auburn, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.
Clemson assistant Dabo Swinney has been a constant figure at First Coast High School in Jacksonville, FL. Swinney will once again spend a day in May and many in the fall at this school because Clemson has offered Alex Rose (6-2, 175). Rose has camped at Clemson where he received an early offer. Other schools involved include Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Auburn.
In our quarterbacks preview we discussed D’Vontre Richardson of Lee County High School in Leesburg, Ga. Richardson’s main target is wide out Lavell Parker (6-0, 170). Like Rose Parker has also received a Clemson offer. Others involved include Florida State, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Alabama and South Carolina.
The numbers of wide outs Clemson will sign in 2006 will depend on the development of the four wide outs they inked last season but we think the Tigers will sign at least two in 2006.