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SIGNING DAY 2005: Clemson Football


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Check back all day on Wednesday to see the latest on Clemson's 2005 recruiting class.


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Name
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Hometown

Official Photo

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1. Thomas Austin OL 6-4, 286 Camden, SC photo Signed 7:38am
2. Durrell Barry TE 6-5, 265 Summerville, SC photo Signed 8:10am
3. Sadat Chambers DB 5-10, 178 Pageland, SC photo Signed 8:46am
4. Chris Chancellor DB 5-10, 165 Miami, FL photo Signed 10:45am
5. Demerick Chancellor RB 6-1, 185 Miami, FL photo Signed 10:45am
6. Antonio Clay LB 6-1, 210 Jefferson, GA Signed 11:35am
7. Kavell Conner LB 6-1, 196 Midlothian, VA photo Signed 11:15am
8. James Davis RB 6-0, 207 Atlanta, GA photo Signed 9:50am
9. Etta Etta-Tawo DL 6-4,285 Powder Springs, GA photo Signed 8:28am
10. Elsmore Gabriel DT 6-4, 260 Brooklyn, NY photo Enrolled
11. Jamarcus Grant OL 6-5, 310 Mullins, SC photo Signed 9:57am
12. Tyler Grisham WR 5-11, 183 Hoover, AL photo Signed 9:52am
13. Barry Humphries OL 6-3, 295 Anderson, SC photo Signed 8:02am
14. Corey Lambert OL 6-7, 300 Greenville, SC photo Signed 8:45am
15. Haydrien Lewis DB 6-1, 175 Goose Creek, SC photo Signed 8:03am
16. Ramon McElrathbey DB 5-11, 174 Atlanta, GA photo Signed 7:14am
17. Jacquez McKissic DL 6-7, 282 Opelika, AL photo Enrolled
18. Phillip Merling DL 6-5, 265 Memphis, TN photo Signed 11:30am
19. Josh Miller LB 6-2, 210 Manning, SC photo Signed 11:05am
20. Antwon Murchison DL 6-6, 250 Southern Pines, NC photo Signed 8:15am
21. Paul
Muse
TE 6-5, 245 Jacksonville, FL photo Signed 7:26am
22. Quentez Ruffin OL 6-5, 300 Tallahassee, FL photo Signed 9:46am
23. Terrell Smith DB 6-2, 205 Chalkville, AL photo Signed 9:15am
24. Rendrick Taylor WR 6-2, 215 Bennettsville, SC photo Signed 8:22am
25. T.J. Williams WR 6-2, 175 Tallahassee, FL photo Signed 9:45am


Other Prospects


Mike Davis RB Columbia, SC KY12/10,NC12/3,CL1/14,SC1/21,MARY1/28

- Signed with South Carolina


James McKinney DT Louisville, KY

NEB11/26,LOU12/17, CL12/3, MCH12/10,FL1/21


- Signed with Michigan



Hivera Green DE Conway, SC SC1/7,CL1/14,VT1/21

- Signed with Virginia Tech



Eugene Hayes LB 6-1 215 Greenville, FL AUB,GA10/2,TN 1/14,CL1/21, FSU1/28


- Signed with FSU





Signee Bios

Thomas Austin OL 6-4, 286 Camden, SC (Camden HS) - Tiger Source #3 Player in SC

Graded out at over 90% during his senior season...all-State
selection by The State Newspaper in Columbia, The High School Sports Report and
SC Varsity.com...upstate Lineman-of-the-Year for South Carolina in
2004......Shrine Bowl participant...all-county, all-region and all-area on the
gridiron in 2003 and 2004... named to the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic team as the
11th-best prospect in South Carolina...all-region and all-area as a
senior...97th-best player on the east coast by SuperPrep...20th-best offensive
guard in the nation and the 8th-best player in South Carolina by Rivals.com...ranked
9th on the Spartanburg Herald-Journal's Fab-50 list...ranked as the eighth best
player in the state by Tigerillustrated.com and the #3 rated player in South
Carolina by TheTigernet.com...ranked seventh in South Carolina by CUTIGERS.com...number-one
offensive lineman in South Carolina by The State...graded out at over 85 percent
as a junior...three-year letterman in wrestling who won the AAA State Wrestling
Championship as a junior...he had a 55-3 career record in wrestling on signing
day (Feb. 2)...will defend his state championship Feb. 25-26 in
Columbia...played for Jimmy Neal on the gridiron... four-year letterman in
football, he played on the 3A State Championship team of 2001 at Camden as a
freshman offensive tackle...selected Clemson over offers from Maryland, Penn
State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest...President of FCA at his
high school and a soloist in the church choir...born Thomas Austin on Nov. 14,
1986.


Tiger Source Editor Mickey Plyler on Austin: “He is a very bright prospect (3.4 GPA, 1,100 SAT) and his staff talks about what a high character kid he is. Austin should play on the interior line at Clemson. This is another sign that Clemson continues to establish its in-state presence in this class. It also is a good pick up for Brad Scott.“

Durrell Barry TE 6-5, 242 Summerville, SC (Fort Dorchester HS)

Athletic all-around player, who played quarterback for Fork Union in 2004...injured in the second game of the season, however, and played in only three games... 16-25 passing for 257 yards and 4 TDs...also rushed 5 times for 100 yards and 1 TD at Fork Union...33rd-best tight end in the nation by SuperPrep and Scout.com for 2004... had 66 catches for 1126 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior at Fort Dorchester High School in Summerville, SC in 2003...averaged 17.1 yards per punt return with a long of 95 yards...prep school teammate of Tiger signees Phillip Merling and Elsmore Gabriel at Fork Union...played for Steve LaPrad at Fort Dorchester High School...played for J.C. Harmon at Fork Union Military Academy in 2004...chose Clemson over Louisville...born Durrell A. Barry on January 23, 1985.


Sadat Chambers DB 5-10, 178 Pageland, SC (Central HS) - Tiger Source's #17 Prospect in SC
The 2A Back-of-the-Year in South Carolina by the High School
Sports Report...All-State selection by the High School Sports Report...named
honorable mention All-Southern Team by the Orlando Sentinel...Shrine Bowl
participant...named to the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic team as the 17th-best prospect
in South Carolina...14th-best player in South Carolina by Rivals.com...ranked
28th on the Spartanburg Herald-Journal's Fab-50 list...two-time all-state and
all-region selection...an All-State and All-Region performer as a junior...had
13 carries for 202 yards and two touchdowns in the state championship game as a
junior...compiled 1,031 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns as a quarterback and
running back as a junior...helped Pageland High to the state championship as a
junior...played for Joey Mangum...chose Clemson over an offer from South
Carolina and Virginia Tech...born Samuel Chambers on Dec. 23, 1986.

Chris Chancellor DB 5-10, 165 Miami, FL (Edison HS)

Tallied 40 tackles, seven tackles for loss, six interceptions, and two fumble
recoveries as a senior at Miami's Edison Senior High...had six interceptions,
two of which were returned for touchdowns...had five touchdowns via returns for
the season, he also had two on kickoff returns and one on a punt
return...all-state, all-conference and All-Dade County in Florida as a
senior....... named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as the 55th-best prospect in
Florida...13th-best cornerback in the nation and the 37th-best player in Florida
by Rivals.com...same service ranks him as a 4-Star player... 40th-best player in
Florida according to SuperPrep...holds the record for career interceptions at
Edison Senior High School with 23...named first-team All-Dade county by the
Miami Herald...honorable mention All-State as a junior...collected 33 tackles,
five interceptions and 13 pass break-ups as a junior...named third-team All-Dade
County as a junior...had nine interceptions as a sophomore...brother and high
school teammate of Tiger signee Demerick Chancellor...has been timed in 4.4 in
the 40...played for Corey Bell...also a standout in track...chose Clemson over
offers from Florida State, NC State, Florida, Auburn, Rutgers and Oklahoma
State... born Christian Chancellor on December 22, 1986.

Demerick Chancellor RB 6-1, 185 Miami, FL (Edison HS)

Had 87 carries for over 812 yards and 16 touchdowns rushing , had 14 catches
for 211 receiving yards and two more scores as a senior...missed several games
with an injury, or his stats would have been better... . averaged nine yards per
carry in 2004...named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as the 42nd-best prospect in
Florida...Super 75 player in Florida by Florida Times Union...98th-best wide
receiver in the nation by SuperPrep...44th-best running back in the nation and
the 73rd best player in Florida by Rivals.com...clocked at 4.38 in the 40-yard
dash -- third fastest running back and the sixth fastest player overall at the
Nike Combine in Miami, FL...rushed for over 500 yards and nine touchdowns as a
junior...brother and high school teammate of Tiger signee Chris
Chancellor...like his brother, all-state, all-conference and All-Dade Country as
a senior...played for Corey Bell...chose Clemson over offers from Auburn, Miami
(FL), North Carolina, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Tennessee...has been times in 4.35
in the 40... born Demerick Chancellor on January 11, 1986

Antonio Clay LB 6-1, 210 Jefferson, GA (Twiggs Co. HS)

SuperPrep All-American who is ranked as the 28th best linebacker in the nation...ranked as ninth best overall player in Georgia by the same publication...had 136 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and six sacks his senior year...second-team All-South according to Countdown to Signing Day...ranked as 26th best linebacker in the nation by Scout.com and 24th best linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com...preseason and postseason Super 11 selection as a senior by Atlanta Constitution...ranked among the top 100 players in the Southeast...all-state linebacker across all classifications in Georgia...first-team All-Middle Georgia ...ranked among the top 100 players in the South according to the Atlanta Constitution...Macon touchdown Club Super 7 selection...played in the Georgia High School All-Star Game for the South team...had six tackles and an interception in his team's 13-0 win...first-team All-Middle Georgia defensive end as a sophomore...first-team All-Middle Georgia and first-team All-State defensive end as a junior...a three-sport athlete who was the 300 meter hurdles 4A Region Champion with a time of 36.2...qualified for the state meet in Georgia as a junior...lettered in basketball as a sophomore and a junior....coached in high school Dexter Copeland at Twiggs County High, who coached former Clemson All-American Leroy Hill at Baldwin County....chose Clemson over offers from Miami (FL), Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Maryland, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Ohio State and Notre Dame.

Kavell Conner LB 6-1, 196 Midlothian, VA

Averaged 8.2 yards per carry as a senior...rushed for 1,301 yards and 25
touchdowns during the 2004 season... named first-team All- AAA Central
Region...finished his career as the number three rusher in region
history...First-team All-Richmond Metro on defense...had 25 tackles for loss in
2004...named to the Mid-Atlantic team as the 22nd-best player in Virginia by
SuperPrep...three-year starter on offense and defense...honorable mention
All-State as a safety during his junior year...all-district as a safety and
running back as a junior...all-region and all-metro as a safety in 2003...had
1,187 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior...had 1,223 and 16 touchdowns
as a sophomore...played for coach Tom Hall...born Kavell Conner on Feb. 23,
1987.



James Davis RB 6-0, 207 Atlanta, GA

Rushed for 2500 yards and 28 touchdowns on 350 carries as a senior...rushed
for 300+ yards in two games as a senior.... 42nd-best player in the nation,
7th-best running back in the nation, and the 16th-best player in Georgia by
Rivals.com....named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as the 4th-best prospect in
Georgia...team captain in 2004... Georgia North/South game participant...scored
the only touchdown to lead the North to victory...17th-best running back in the
nation by Tom Lemming of ESPN.com...totaled over 5,000 yards and more than 60
touchdowns in his high school career...17th-best running back in the nation by
CollegeFootballNews.com...named honorable mention All-Southern Team by the
Orlando Sentinel...received the Golden Helmet Award from Coca-Cola as the most
valuable player of his team...SuperPrep All-American as the 24th-best running
back in the nation, he is listed 26th by Scout.com...56th-best player in the
southeast by SuperPrep.... named class AAAAA All-State by the Atlanta Journal
Constitution as a senior...honorable mention All-State in class AAAAA as a
junior...first team All-City as a junior... played for Gary Cantrell...chose
Clemson over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi
State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech... born James Davis on New Year's Day, 1986.


Etta Etta-Tawo DL 6-4,285 Powder Springs, GA (McEachern HS)

A Max Emfinger All-American...team captain for 2004 at McEachern High School...two-time Defensive Player of the Week in the regional...had a season high 12 tackles...first-team all-state...played in the Georgia North-South All-Star game...first-team all-county by the Atlanta Journal Constitution...Marietta Daily Journal Dynamite 12...named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as the 48th-best prospect in Georgia...ranked as the 70th best defensive lineman in the nation by Scout.com...named third-team "All-South" by Countdown to Signing Day...39th-best defensive tackle in the nation and 24th-best player in Georgia by Rivals.com...named class AAAAA All-State by the Atlanta Journal Constitution...had 32 tackles and four tackles for loss and a forced fumble through in the nine games he played as a senior...totaled 60 tackles, three sacks, seven quarterback hurries, 11 tackles for loss, and two caused fumbles as a junior when he was an all-region and all-area selection....All-County and All-Region as a junior...played for Jimmy Dorsey...chose Clemson over offers from Maryland, Stanford, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Wake Forest and Duke....born Etta Etta-Tawo on August 14, 1987

Elsmore Gabriel DT 6-4, 260 Brooklyn, NY

Enrolled at Clemson in January of 2005, he will go through spring practice
with the Tigers...played at Fork Union Military Academy in 2004.... in high
school was an All-Northeast pick and 17th-best player in New York by SuperPrep...had
37 tackles, three fumble recoveries and 10 sacks (six of which were in two
playoff games) despite playing only six games due to injury...played on the
league title team as a junior and senior...played on the CHSFL League
Championship team of 2002 and 2003...played in New York Senior Bowl and had an
outstanding game in the televised event... team captain and team leader in
sacks...first Clemson signee from the state of New York since 1995...prep school
teammate of Tiger signees Phillip Merling and Elsmore Gabriel at Fork
Union...played for Kevin Kelly at Christ The King High School... played for J.C.
Harmon at Fork Union Military Academy in 2004...chose Clemson over South
Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia...born Elsmore T. Gabriel on February

Jamarcus Grant OL 6-5, 310 Mullins, SC - Tiger Source's #16 Player in SC

Named class 2A All-State by the High School Sports Report...56th-best
offensive lineman in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...named honorable
mention All-Southern Team by the Orlando Sentinel...named to the SuperPrep
Mid-Atlantic team as the 14th-best prospect in South Carolina...36th-best
offensive tackle in the nation and the 11th-best player in South Carolina
according to Rivals.com...ranked 26th on the Spartanburg Herald-Journal's Fab-50
list...two-time all-state...PrepStar All-American...played in the North-South
All-Star Game in Myrtle Beach...US Army All-American Bowl nominee...named to
All-Zone team as a junior...selected to All-Region team as a junior...played for
coach Denver Cromer...chose Clemson over offers from Florida, South Carolina,
Virginia Tech, Tennessee and North Carolina... born Jamarcus Grant on Dec. 18,
1986.

Tyler Grisham WR 5-11, 183 Hoover, AL

Named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as the 7th-best prospect in
Alabama...82nd-best wide receiver in the nation by SuperPrep and 85th best by
Scout.com... 12th-best athlete in the nation and the 21st-best player in Alabama
by Rivals.com...other services rank him among the top 15 players in Alabama...a
Max emfinger All-American in 2004...all-region team choice who led his high
school to third round of the playoffs...versatile player who played wide
receiver, tailback, quarterback and defensive back...chosen for the Alabama team
in the Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star game in June...committed to Clemson last
June after coming to Clemson's football game... totaled 338 receiving yards and
six touchdowns as a junior...had 62 tackles and five interceptions as a
junior...played for Vince DiLorenzo at Spain Park High School...born Tyler
Grisham on June 11, 1987.

Barry Humphries OL 6-3, 295 Anderson, SC

Captain of the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team...played offensive guard and
tackle in high school, but played center in the Shrine Bowl, his first game at
that position...likely will play center at Clemson...named to the SuperPrep
Mid-Atlantic team as the 7th-best prospect in South Carolina...consensus
all-state selection in 2004, he was named by Associated Press and The State
Newspaper along with the High School Sports Report... 36th-best offensive
lineman in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...88th best player on the east
coast by SuperPrep...SuperPrep All-American as the 22nd-best offensive lineman
in the nation...fourth best center in the nation, and 7th-best player in South
Carolina by Rivals.com...helped BHP to 15-0 record and the state 3A Championship
as a senior...ranked 22nd on the Spartanburg Herald-Journal's Fab-50
list...selected all-state as a junior and senior...selected All-Region three
times...outstanding track athlete who was state champion in the discus in 2004
and runner-up in 2003...all-state in track last year as a junior...played
football for Wayne Green at Belton-Honea Path High School in Belton, SC, just 30
miles from the Clemson campus . . Green was also David Blackwell's High School
coach at Berea High School in Greenville....a four-year starter and two-time
All-ACC selection...already has a 405-pound bench press... first player to
commit to Clemson in this signing class, he announced on May 28, 2004...joins
another outstanding young lineman named Barry at Clemson, Barry Richardson, a
first-team freshman All-American at Clemson in 2004...selected Clemson over
offers from South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Tennessee... born Barry
Humphries on November 4, 1986.

Corey Lambert OL 6-7, 300 Greenville, SC (Greenville HS)

National top-100 player...98th-best player and eighth-best tackle in the
nation by Tom Lemming...SuperPrep All-American...13th-best tackle in the nation
and third-best player in the state by Rivals.com...fourth-best player in the
state and 23rd-best offensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep...125th-best
player and 18th-best offensive lineman in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...12th-best
offensive lineman in the nation and an All Mid-Atlantic pick by SuperPrep...Super
Southern 100 team member by Atlanta Constitution...All-Southern team member by
Orlando Sentinel...Shrine Bowl participant...AP All-State as a senior...two-time
all-conference pick...high school teammate of Tiger signee Alex
Pearson...second-team All-South by Countdown to Signing Day...played for Larry
Frost...chose Clemson over Alabama, Florida State, North Carolina, South
Carolina, and Tennessee...born Corey M. Lambert on March 19, 1986.


Haydrien Lewis DB 6-1, 175 Goose Creek, SC (Stratford HS) - Tiger Source's #15 Prospect in SC

Shrine Bowl starter at defensive back for victorious South Carolina team...finished his senior year with 65 tackles, 14 passes broken up and five interceptions for 19 total passes defensed...2004 all-region, all-low country and all-state...led his team to the state championship game and a 13-2 record...all-State selection by the High School Sports Report...62nd-best cornerback in the nation and the 19th-best player in South Carolina by SuperPrep...the #64 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com...named to the Mid-Atlantic team by SuperPrep...36th-best cornerback in the nation and 16th-best player in South Carolina by Rivals.com...ranked 14th on the Spartanburg Herald-Journal's Fab-50 list...played for Ray Stackley at Stratford High School, first Clemson signee from Stratford high school...born Haydrian Lewis on Feb. 18, 1986.

Ramon McElrathbey DB 5-11, 174 Atlanta, GA (Mays HS)

Georgia North/South game participant...named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as
the 28th-best prospect in Georgia...15th-best safety in the nation by
CollegeFootballNews.com...29th-best cornerback in the nation by SuperPrep and
32nd best corner by Scout.com...96th-best player in the southeast and the
27th-best player in Georgia by SuperPrep...29th-best athlete in the nation and
the 31st-best player in Georgia by Rivals.com...named honorable mention
All-State by Atlanta Journal-Constitution...played for Durrell Caldwell...chose
Clemson over offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, Minnesota,
Tulane, and Vanderbilt...born Ramon McElrathbey on September 26, 1986.

Jacquez McKissic DL 6-7, 282 Opelika, AL

Has already enrolled at Clemson, he began his Clemson career in January of
2005...will go through spring practice and could be a factor as a defensive
lineman in 2005...athletic defensive linemen who was the final signee of
Clemson's 2004 recruiting class...played both ways in high school before
settling in as a defensive lineman as a senior...preseason All-American as a
senior by PrepStar...had 43 tackles, eight sacks, and an interception as a
senior...starting nose guard on a defense that allowed just 37 points in 12
games...started as an offensive tackle as a junior...had 32 tackles and eight
sacks in six games as a junior...high school teammate of red-shirt freshman
Adrian Kindred...chose Clemson over offers from N.C. State, Ole Miss,
Mississippi State, Louisville, and Illinois...born Jacquez McKissic on July 17,
1986.

Phillip Merling DL 6-5, 265 Memphis, TN

Played tight end and defensive end at Fork Union in 2004... had 20 catches
and four touchdowns on offense...had 12 sacks, one interception, and four pass
deflections in 2004...named team MVP at Fork Union in 2004...18th-best tight end
in the nation by SuperPrep and 20th best tight end by Scout.com...25th-best prep
school player in the nation by Rivals.com...34th-best tight end in the nation by
SuperPrep in 2003...had 20 receptions for 430 yards and four touchdowns as a
senior at Cordova High School in Memphis, TN...totaled 34 tackles, four sacks,
and two fumble recoveries during his senior year. . played in the
Tennessee/Kentucky All-Star game...first-team all-state and All-Region in
2003...named to All-Dixie team by SuperPrep...All-Atlantic Region selection by
PrepStar...attended Calhoun High School in St. Matthews, SC for three years
before transferring to Cordova...played for former South Carolina player Chris
Rumph during his first three years in high school...Rumph played for Clemson
assistant coach Brad Scott when Scott was head coach at South Carolina...named
best male athlete at Calhoun High School as a junior...defensive MVP at Calhoun
in 2002...all-conference, all-region, and all-area in basketball as a sophomore
and junior at Calhoun High School...also starred in basketball at Cordova High
averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds per game through February 1...averaged a
double-double as a junior at Calhoun High, 15 points and 13 rebounds per
outing...prep school teammate of fellow signees Durrell Barry, and Elsmore
Gabriel at Fork Union...played for J.C. Harmon at Fork Union Military Academy in
2004...chose Clemson over offers from Arkansas, Kentucky, Memphis, and South
Carolina...born Phillip Blaine Merling on August 19, 1985.

Josh Miller LB 6-2, 210 Manning, SC (Manning HS) - Tiger Source's #4 Player in SC

Two-way performer in high school who will be a linebacker at Clemson...rushed
for 2,271 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior and for over 5,500 yards for his
four-year career...also scored 66 touchdowns for his four years...defensively,
had 232 career tackles for his four years on the varsity, including three
interception returns for touchdowns...a three-time all-region and two-time
all-state selection...Shrine Bowl starter for victorious South Carolina
team...named to the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic team as the 6th-best prospect in
South Carolina...all-state selection by the High School Sports Report...named
honorable mention All-Southern Team by the Orlando Sentinel...SuperPrep
All-American by as the 24th-best linebacker in the nation by SuperPrep...55th-best
player on the east coast by SuperPrep...17th-best outside linebacker in the
nation and 3rd-best player in South Carolina by Rivals.com...ranked as the
second best football athlete in South Carolina for 2004 by The State
Newspaper...went 68 yards for a touchdown on his first carry in high school...
ranked 5th on the Spartanburg Herald-Journal's Fab-50 list...Florence Morning
News Player of the Year, Pee Dee Player of the Year and Sumter Daily Item Player
of the Year...played for Robbie Briggs...chose Clemson over offers from Florida
State, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech...born Joshua
Miller on December 12, 1986.



Antwon Murchison DL 6-6, 250 Southern Pines, NC (Pinecrest HS)

Named to the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic team as the 27th-best prospect in North
Carolina...totaled 72 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior at Pinecrest High School
in Southern Pines... had 12 receptions for 112 yards and four touchdowns as a
tight end during his senior year...two-star player by Scout.com as a defensive
lineman and tight end in high school...also averaged 12 points per game on the
hardwood...won the Coaches Award for his Pinecrest Football team in 2004...is an
accomplished pianist and drummer...played for John Washington...chose Clemson
over offers from Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina, N.C. State, and South
Carolina...born David Murchison on Feb. 3, 1987.


Paul Muse TE 6-5, 245 Jacksonville, FL (First Coast HS)
Named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as the 91st-best prospect in
Florida...28th-best tight end in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...40th-best
tight end in the nation by SuperPrep...19th-best tight end in the nation and the
61st-best player in Florida by Rivals.com...named a Florida Times-Union Super 11
and a member of the Super 24 team in Florida...high school teammate of Tiger
red-shirt freshman Brandon Croley...played for Marty Lee at First Coast High
School...chose Clemson over offers from Auburn, Central Florida, Georgia Tech,
Indiana, Maryland, and Ole Miss...born Paul Muse on March 30, 1986.


Quentez Ruffin OL 6-5, 300 Tallahassee, FL

Named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as the 66th-best prospect in
Florida...Super 75 player in Florida by Florida Times Union...ranked as the top
offensive lineman in Florida by Gatorbait.com...All-Big Bend, all-state and
all-region...Prep Star All-American in 2004...chosen to the Sunshine State Super
75...athletic tackle who led his high school team to the third round of the
state playoffs...43rd-best offensive guard in the nation and 85th-best player in
Florida by Rivals.com...had 32 pancake blocks, 12 tackles, and surrendered only
one sack through the final five games of his junior season...high school
teammate of Tiger signee T.J. Williams...played for Wade Rollinson at Leon High
in Tallahassee...chose Clemson over offers fromFlorida, Texas, NC State,
Tennessee, Oklahoma State, South Carolina and LSU... born Quentez Ruffin on
September 29, 1986.


Terrell Smith DB 6-2, 205 Pinson, AL (Clay-Chalkville HS)


Had 68 receptions for 1,023 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior...led his high school team to the region championship and the third round of the state playoffs...also had three interceptions...ranked among the top 10 players in Alabama...a four-year starter at Clay-Chalkville High School...three-time All-State selection, he was also named all-country and all-Metro all three years...a Prep Star All-Americna...chosen for the Alabama team in the Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star game in June...SuperPrep All-American as the 21st-best defensive back in the nation...named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as the 7th-best prospect in Alabama...12th-best safety in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...95th-best player in the southeast by SuperPrep...26th-best safety in the nation and the 16th-best player in Alabama by Rivals.com...also starred in basketball and track at Clay-Chalkville...played for Bruce Hill...Hill spent 18 years coaching in South Carolina and is a former player at Presbyterian...chose Clemson over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi, LSU, and Tennessee...born Troy Smith on Feb. 13, 1987.


Rendrick Taylor WR 6-2, 215 Bennettsville, SC (Marlboro Co.) - Tiger Source's #7 Player in SC


Consensus top five player in the state of South Carolina who played in the Shrine Bowl... named third-team "All-South" by Countdown to Signing Day... all-state selection by the High School Sports Report...22nd-best wide receiver in the nation by Tom Lemming of ESPN.com...named to the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic team as the 2nd-best prospect in South Carolina...19th-best wide receiver in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...named to the All-Southern team by the Orlando Sentinel...SuperPrep All-American as the 93rd-best player in the country and the 11th-best wide receiver in the nation...caught 24 passes for 515 yards and four touchdowns as a senior...averaged 21 yards per catch.... 38th-best player on the east coast SuperPrep...two-time all-state and all-region...finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina...Lower State 4A Player of the Year...US Army All-American Bowl nominee...16th-best athlete in the nation and the 5th-best player in South Carolina according to Rivals.com...ranked 3rd on the Spartanburg Herald-Journal's Fab-50 list...146th-best player in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...All-Region and All-County as a junior...had 28 receptions for 803 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior...totaled 49 tackles and one interception on defense as a junior...also had two kick returns for touchdowns and a rushing touchdown...played for Dean Boyd...strong receiver who can already bench press 335 pounds...chose Clemson over offers from Florida State, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina... born Rendrick Taylor on April 3, 1987.



T.J. Williams WR 6-2, 175 Tallahassee, FL
Had 37 receptions for 740 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior at Leon High
School in Tallahassee...on defense tallied 23 tackles, three interceptions, and
10 pass breakups... named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as the 79th-best prospect
in Florida...played in the California vs. Florida Bowl...50th-best wide receiver
in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...72nd-best wide receiver in the by
SuperPrep...42nd-best wide receiver in the nation and the 59th-best player in
Florida by Rivals.com...had 45 receptions, over 1,000 yards, and 11 TD's as a
junior...had 24 tackles and three interceptions as a junior...high school
teammate of Tiger signee Quentez Ruffin and brother of Florida State defensive
back Antonio Cromartie. . played for Wade Rollinson...chose Clemson over offers
from East Carolina, Georgia, Louisville, N.C. State, and South Carolina...born
Tyres Williams, Jr. on July 10, 1986.

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