Clemson in Top 10 of ESPN's 2017 recruiting rankings


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Clemson dropped one spot to #7 overall in the latest ESPN recruiting 2017 team rankings released on Wednesday afternoon.

"The Tigers are rolling on the trail," ESPN.com said. "Coming off back-to-back top-10 classes, Dabo Swinney's 2017 group is led by ESPN 300 quarterbacks Hunter Johnson and Chase Brice. ESPN 300 receiver Amari Rodgers could remind some of former LSU and NFL player Josh Reed. Three offensive linemen are on the commit list, led by Under Armour All-America Game guard Matt Bockhorst. ESPN 300 cornerback LeAnthony Williams Jr. was a key win out of Georgia, while ESPN 300 running back Cordarrian Richardson, who is from Memphis, shows the Tigers' ability to go into Ole Miss and Tennessee territory and snag one of the best."

Six Clemson 2017 commits are included in the prestigious ESPN 300 list including QB Hunter Johnson, OG Matt Bockhorst, WR Amari Rodgers, QB Chase Brice, CB LeAnthony Williams Jr. and RB Cordarrian Richardson. DE Logan Rudolph, OG Blake Vinson, OT Noah Dehond and S Baylor Spector are labeled as 3-star 2017 prospects by ESPN.

Four ACC schools were listed in the Top 11 with Miami (#6), Clemson (#7), Florida State (#10) and North Carolina (#11).

The biggest mover in the class rankings was LSU that jumped up six spots to the #3 ranking.

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