Notes on Clemson's 2015 recruiting class
Clemson Recruiting Notes
Feb. 4, 2015
•Fifth straight year Clemson has had a top 15 class according to both ESPN and Rivals.com.
•Clemson ranked fourth in the nation according to ESPN.com and Rivals.com, seventh by PrepStars, 8th by 247 Sports and 15th by Scout.com.
•Clemson’s average ranking was No. 8 in the nation according to the five services.
•Clemson’s No. 4 recruiting ranking by ESPN and Rivals.com are the best in any ranking since 2008 when Clemson was No. 2 by ESPN.com. The No. 4 ranking by Rivals.com is the best for the Tigers by Rivals.com
•Clemson has now been ranked in the top 20 by ESPN each of the last 10 years. This is the fourth top 10 class for Clemson in last 10 years according to the service.
•Clemson signed three Parade All-Americans for first time since 2011 (Hyatt, Huggins and Israel). Second straight year Clemson has signed a Parade All-America quarterback.
•Signed Mitch Hyatt, Parade All-America offensive lineman. First time since 1987 Clemson signed a first-team Parade All-America offensive lineman. (Kelvin Hankins in 1987 signed by offensive line coach Bill D’Andrea).
•Clemson’s class has nine top 150 players according to ESPN.com, the most by Clemson since 2008 class had 10 top 150 players. Seven of those 10 top 150 players from the 2008 class have already played in the NFL.
•Thirteen players in this class are ranked in the top 150 nationally by at least one service.
•Clemson has 11 top 150 players according to Rivals.com, most ever by Clemson from that service.
•Clemson signed 14 players considered to be among the top 15 players in the country at their position by at least one national service.
•This Clemson class has four players from Georgia, giving Clemson 14 players from Georgia in the last three years after having none in 2012 class.
•This class has five players from Florida, most since 2008.
*First time since 1990 Clemson signed a player (Christian Wilkins) from the state of Massachusetts. The last player from Massachusetts was Kevin Dakin.
•Clemson signed 10 players from state of South Carolina, including the number-one player in Albert Huggins (according to Rivals and Scout) and the number-one player according to ESPN, Noah Green.
•The 26 players announced on Wednesday are the most for Clemson in one class since the Tigers signed 27 in 2011. It is just the second time in the last 17 years that Clemson has announced more than 25 recruits on signing day.