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Another big recruiting weekend for the Tigers

  by - Senior Writer - Friday, January 18, 2013 12:54 PM

Tyrone Crowder will be on campus after missing last weekend due to his mother's illness.

The clouds that have surrounded Clemson in recent days have lifted, the rain is gone, and bright sunshine will greet four key recruits who will visit the Clemson campus this weekend.

Expected to make an appearance are offensive guard Tyrone Crowder Tyrone Crowder
Offensive Guard
6-2, 315
Rockingham, NC

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of Rockingham (NC) Richmond County, wide receiver James Clark James Clark
Wide Receiver
5-11, 170
New Smyrna Beach,

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of New Smyrna Beach (FL), wide receiver Kyrin Priester Kyrin Priester
Wide Receiver
6-1, 190
Snellville, GA

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of Snellville (GA) Brookwood and quarterback Asiantii Woulard Asiantii Woulard
6-3, 205
Winter Park, FL

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of Winter Park (FL).

Last weekend, the coaching staff hosted a lot of big-time 2013 prospects and, as expected, didn’t gain a verbal commitment (that we know of) from any of them. Could that change this weekend?

OG Tyrone Crowder of Rockingham (NC) Richmond County
The Tigers have been after Crowder long and hard, and he has narrowed his choices down to Clemson and Georgia. This trip is as much for his family as it is for anything – his mother wants to meet with the coaches, possible teachers and see the academic environment. His brother is also coming. I saw Crowder at the practices for the Shrine Bowl, and was amazed at how well he moves for a big man. He still wants to take an official to Georgia, and his brother told me last week that Tyrone “really wants to wear the hat on signing day.”

WR James Clark of New Smyrna Beach (FL)
He is a 3-star prospect who just might be one of those guys that is better than his rating from the scouting services. One parent of a current Clemson player – a parent who should know a little something about college football – raves about this kid. Clark has offers from just about anybody that matters. The Tigers have lost two receiver commitments in recent weeks, and Clark would help fill that void. Ohio St. has jumped on board recently as well, and earlier in the week he wavered on whether he would visit Columbus or Clemson this weekend. I texted him Friday morning and he is indeed on his way to Clemson. He had an in-home visit with offensive coordinator Chad MorrisChad Morris
Offensive Coordinator / QBs
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and receivers coach Jeff ScottJeff Scott
Assistant Coach / WRs / Recruiting Coordinator
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this past Monday, and spent an hour getting to know Morris. As a senior, he caught 49 passes for 1,112 yards and eight touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 28 passes for 576 yards.

WR Kyrin Priester of Snellville (GA) Brookwood
Priester is an NC State commitment, giving his verbal to the Wolfpack back in October. N.C. State has managed to retain his pledge despite the turnover on the coaching staff, but he is definitely looking around. The Clemson coaches met with Priester and his mother on Wednesday of this week, with Morris and Scott being introduced by new secondary coach Mike ReedMike Reed
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, who recruited Priester at his previous stop – N.C. State. Priester has said he wants to visit with the Clemson receivers this weekend, and his mother wants to see the campus. He might not give his verbal pledge this weekend, but don’t be surprised if he does or winds up a silent commitment. He caught 56 passes for over 1,000 yards this past season.

QB Asiantii Woulard of Winter Park (FL)
Woulard is interesting in that he has been a Clemson fan and has been in regular contact with the Clemson coaches, even though an official offer didn’t come in until the last week. Woulard’s dad is familiar with this area, and said he likes the area surrounding Clemson. Woulard is one of those players with a chip on his shoulder – he has played with some lesser talent surrounding him on the high school level, and hasn’t gotten the attention that some of the other quarterbacks have received nationally. He went out to the Elite 11 camp this past July and won MVP honors over some other big names, and he turns heads wherever he goes. He was once committed to South Florida, but some other programs have come in as of late. Woulard has a big-time arm. He is another that it wouldn’t be surprising to see give a commitment this weekend – he told me earlier in the week that he is up in the air about when he wants to make a decision.

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