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SIGNING DAY 2007


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Check back all day on Wednesday to see the latest on Clemson's 2007 recruiting class.


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Name
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1. Xavier Dye WR 6-4 215 Greenwood, SC PHOTO *
2. Willy Korn QB 6-2 200 Lyman, SC PHOTO *
3. Brian Linthicum TE 6-4 220 Charlottesville, VA PHOTO *
4. DeAndre McDaniel DB 6-0 190 Tallahassee, FL PHOTO *
5. Landon Walker OL 6-6 270 Ronda, NC PHOTO *
6. David Smith OL 6-5 280 Greenville, SC PHOTO Signed 7:29AM
7. Stanley Hunter LB 6-0 205 Duncan, SC PHOTO Signed 8:05AM
8. Chad Diehl TE/FB 6-2 235 Duncan, SC PHOTO Signed 8:05AM
9. Wilson Norris OL 6-5 320 Pickens, SC PHOTO Signed 8:15AM
10. Coty Sensabaugh DB 6-1 180 Kingsport, TN Signed 8:30AM
11. Rennie Moore DE 6-5 260 St Mary's, GA PHOTO Signed 8:40AM
12. Mason Cloy OL 6-4 265 Columbia, SC PHOTO Signed 8:50AM
13. Jarvis Jenkins DT 6-4 305 Central, SC PHOTO Signed 8:55AM
14. Andre Branch DE 6-4 235 Richmond, VA PHOTO Signed 9:25AM
15. Drew Traylor DE 6-4 225 Mount. Brook, AL PHOTO Signed 9:53AM
16. Brandon Maye LB 6-2 225 Mobile, AL PHOTO Signed 10:01AM
17. Scotty Cooper S 6-0 206 Lake City, SC PHOTO Signed 10:35AM
18. Brandon Clear WR 6-4 205 Hoover, AL PHOTO Signed 10:45AM
19. Byron Clear DE 6-6 220 Hoover, AL PHOTO Signed 10:45AM
20. Miguel Chavis DE 6-5 255 Fayetteville, NC PHOTOSigned 11:50AM
21. Marcus Gilchrist DB 5-11 175 High Point, NC PHOTOSigned 11:55AM
22. Kourtnei Brown DE 6-5 230 Charlotte, NC PHOTOSigned 12:07PM


*- already enrolled


Other Prospects


WR Dwight Jones (6-3 210) of Burlington, NC Signed with UNC


Signee Bios



Xavier Dye WR 6-4 / 215 Greenwood, SC (Byrnes High School)

Rated as the #41 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com...listed as the #14 prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep...ranked #11 in South Carolina according to TigerIllustrated.com...named to All-Region honors by PrepStar...rated as the #62 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com...listed as the #13 recruit in the state by Rivals.com...three star prospect according to Rivals.com...had 37 receptions, 614 receiving yards, and four touchdowns as a junior at Greenwood High School...started mid-season at Byrnes after transferring and recorded 32 receptions, 524 receiving yards, and six touchdowns in only four games...his longest reception at Byrnes was for 55 yards...he also had two kickoff returns for Byrnes; the longest of which was 90 yards...enrolled in classes for the spring semester at Clemson with fellow Byrnes graduate and teammate Willy Korn... recruited by outside linebackers coach Ron West...chose Clemson over Georgia, North Carolina and N.C. State.


Plyler on Dye: "When I saw him as sophomore at Greenwood High I thought he was 6-3 1/2 and then because he moved to Byrnes I did not see till end of senior year. In person now he looks 6-6. I think they measure him at 6-5 or 6-5 ½. He catches the ball really, really well. I believe because he enrolled in spring he is a really good candidate to avoid a redshirt. He doesn't run as well as former Clemson wide receiver Kevin Youngblood, but he does catch it better."


Reminds Plyler of: Kevin Youngblood


Dye on Clemson: "When I was waiting to be ruled eligible, Clemson told me not to worry about anything, and that really meant a lot to me. I love the atmosphere at Clemson."




Willy Korn WR 6-2 / 200 Lyman, SC (Byrnes High School)

Parade All-American quarterback...named SuperPrep All-American...ranked as the #5 dual threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com...a national top-100 player by many Services... ranked the #25 prospect in the nation by Tom Lemming...Gatorade Player of the Year in South Carolina in 2005 and 2006...ranked as the #7 prospect in the nation at quarterback by SuperPrep...selected for the Shrine Bowl in 2006...a U.S. Army All-American that participated in the Army All-American game in 2007... member of the ESPN Top-150...top 100 player by PrepStar...ranked as the #8 quarterback in the country by Scout.com...member of the Rivals 100; listed as the #98 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com...rated the #5 quarterback in the country by PrepStar...listed as the #5 player in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep... rated the #2 player in the state according to TigerIllustrated.com...South Carolina Coaches Association Offensive Player of the Year in 2006...Spartanburg Herald-Journal Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005...All Southern Player of the Year in 2006...Region II AAAA All-Region in 2004, 2005 and 2006...Fox 21 Player of the Year in 2006...named to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal All-Offensive Team as a quarterback in 2006...set many South Carolina state records as a junior in 2005; most passing touchdowns in a season (53), most completed passes in a season (281) and most passing yards in a season (4,164)...threw for over 3,000 yards his junior and senior years...in his best passing game he recorded 22 completions out of 24 attempts with 435 passing yards and six passing touchdowns... in his best rushing game against Greenwood, he recorded 195 yards on 15 attempts and had the longest rushing touchdown of his career (84 yards)...he also set the record for most rushing touchdowns in a single game during that game with four...team captain as a junior and senior...led James F. Byrnes High School to 39 wins and just three losses and two Class AAAA State Championships in 2004 and 2005...finished his high school career with 795 pass completions, 1,181 pass attempts, 25 interceptions, 125 passing touchdowns and 10,716 passing yards...his 125 career touchdown passes rank 8th all-time in high school history, first among quarterbacks who started just three years...graduated from high school in December and enrolled in classes for the spring...participating in spring practice with fellow Clemson signees Xavier Dye, Landon Walker, DeAndre McDaniel, and Brian Linthicum...recruited by inside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator David Blackwell...chose Clemson over Georgia Tech and South Carolina.


Plyler on Korn: "Simply stated he is the best high school quarterback I have ever seen. You name it, he can do it. Perhaps the most important thing he processes is toughness. I saw him get the stew knocked out of him time after time behind a bad offensive line this year. He just keep getting up. Korn is just a natural leader. He is a bright kid and ultra competitive. He is the most accurate player I have ever seen in the pocket and on the run. He has great feet. I fully expect him to be the starting quarterback at Clemson."


Reminds Plyler of: Steve Fuller


Korn on Clemson: "I have always wanted to play for Clemson, and really wasn't considering any other school."



Brian Linthicum TE 6-4 / 220 Charlottesville, VA (Saint Anne's-Belfield School)

Ranked as the #29 tight end in the nation by Rivals.com...rated as the #18 prospect in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep...named All-Region by PrepStar...had 40 receptions for 800 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior...graduated from high school in December and is participating in spring practice...came to Clemson with 12 course credits from AP courses in high school...received All-State honors as a tight end and defensive end as a junior when he played in New Mexico...ranked as the #13 recruit in Virginia by Rivals.com...rated as the #31 tight end in the nation by Scout.com...three star recruit according to Rivals.com...recruited by tight ends coach Billy Napier...chose Clemson over Boston College, Virginia, Virginia Tech, California and Michigan State.


Plyler on Linthicum: "The Clemson football staff was ecstatic when they got him. He?s a tremendous talent and a big upgrade at tight end. He has a huge upside because he has a big frame and catches it well. He really, really plays hard. Another of the most competitive kids you will see and I would be surprised if he redshirts."


Reminds Plyler of: None come to mind


Linthicum on Clemson: "I had no idea that I would end up at Clemson but now that I know, I am excited to get there, and I'm definitely ready to play. They run the two and three tight end sets. I have the opportunity to come in and play as a freshman."



DeAndre McDaniel DB 6-0 / 190 Tallahassee, FL (Amos P. Godby High School)

A national Prep School Top-50 player by Rivals.com; he was listed as the #4 prospect in the nation...ranked as the #30 safety in the nation by Scout.com...named an All-Region honoree by PrepStar...the #1 prep school defensive back prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...committed to Clemson last year but played in the fall at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia for Coach Robert Prunty...had 48 tackles, four interceptions and four sacks in 2006...enrolled in classes for the spring semester and is participating in spring practice...four star recruit who previously played for Shelton Crews at Amos P. Godby High School...had 53 tackles and eight interceptions, returning three for touchdowns as a junior...also caught 27 passes for 656 yards and six touchdowns as a wide receiver in the same season...started on both sides of the ball and had three interceptions as a senior...ranked as the #10 prospect overall in the state of Florida by Rivals.com in 2005...member of PrepStar's Dream Team Top-100 in 2005...member of the Southern Hot 100 by Scout.com in 2005...listed as the #72 player in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com in 2005...rated as the #90 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com in 2005... rated the #13 defensive back in the nation by PrepStar in 2005...a national ESPN.com Top-150 player in 2005...also a member of Rivals.com 250 in 2005...rated as the #8 safety in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com in 2005...the #16 safety in the nation according to Scout.com in 2005...caught a touchdown pass, blocked a field goal and intercepted a pass in the same game against Leon County High School as a senior...also a starter on the basketball team and averaged 20 points per game...recruited by wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney...originally chose Clemson over Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Louisville.


Plyler on McDaniel: "Perhaps the best athlete in this class. He was one of the top 10 players in Florida last year. I expect him to compete for a starting job in the spring. He is a rare athlete in that he can play safety or corner. He is another potential kick return specialist.


Reminds Plyler of: Terry Kinard



Landon Walker OL 6-6 / 270 Ronda, NC (East Wilkes High School)

Named All-American by PrepStar...rated the #14 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com...listed as the #13 player in the state of North Carolina by SuperPrep...ranked the #5 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com...rated the #13 offensive tackle in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...followed the footsteps of his father Gary Walker who was a member of Clemson's 1981 National Championship team...four star recruit out of East Wilkes High School...named the County Defensive Player of the Year by the Wilkes Journal-Patriot in Wilkes County, North Carolina for 2006... recorded 130 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, one recovered fumble and 10 pass deflections on defense in 2006...graded at 85 percent for the 2006 season on the offensive side of the ball...participated in the Shrine Bowl in 2006...graduated in December and enrolled in classes at Clemson for the spring semester...also participating in spring practice with fellow newcomers Willy Korn, Brian Linthicum, DeAndre McDaniel, and Xavier Dye...2006 All-State and All-Northwest team selections in North Carolina...selected twice for Northwest Single A, All-Conference Team on offense and defense...three-time All-County team selection...recruited by tight ends coach Billy Napier...chose Clemson over East Carolina, Wake Forest, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina and N.C. State.


Plyler on Walker: "I thought he was the best offensive lineman in North Carolina this season. It's rare that offensive lineman can play as a true freshman but it wouldn't surprise if he got in the mix in the spring. He has as much upside as any offensive lineman currently at Clemson."


Reminds Plyler of: Jim Bundren



David Smith OL 6-5 / 255 Greenville, SC (Greenville High School)

Ranked the #13 player in the state of South Carolina by TigerIllustrated.com...listed as #17 in the state by SuperPrep...rated the #52 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com...named All-Region by PrepStar...listed as the #49 offensive tackle in the nation according to Scout.com...member of the National Honor Society...the #16 prospect out of the state by Rivals.com...three star recruit who played on the gridiron at nearby Greenville High School...from same high school as current Tigers Cory Lambert and Alex Pearson...recorded 94 knockdowns his senior year...selected for the North-South All-Star game in 2006... recruited by inside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator David Blackwell...chose Clemson over Maryland.

Plyler on Smith: "I saw him as a sophomore and junior and at the time I thought he was a better football player than current Tiger Corey Lambert. I think he is a better run blocker than Lambert, but they are similar in a lot of ways. As he gets bigger and stronger I can see him becoming a major part of the plans at tackle."


Reminds Plyler of: Corey Lambert




Chad Diehl TE/FB 6-2 / 235 Duncan, SC (Byrnes High School)

Most Valuable Player of the North-South High School All-Star game in December...ranked the #27 player in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep...rated the #21 prospect in the state by Rivals.com...listed as the #18 fullback in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...will play fullback/tight end position at Clemson...rated the #22 prospect in the state by TigerIllustrated.com...played offensive guard, linebacker, and fullback positions at Byrnes High School...accumulated 141 tackles and 12 tackles for loss as a junior...also had 111 tackles, seven sacks, 16 quarterback pressures, 19 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, one recovered fumble, and two pass deflections in 2006...selected to play in the North-South All-Star game as a senior...three star prospect according to Rivals.com...recruited by inside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator David Blackwell...played with 2007 Clemson signees Willy Korn, Stanley Hunter, and Xavier Dye at Byrnes High School in Duncan, SC...chose Clemson over Duke, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Marshall.


Plyler on Diehl: "He reminds me a lot of current Tiger Alex Pearson. I think he is a better lb than Pearson was. At linebacker he has really good instincts but he could move to offensive h-back or fullback at Clemson. He's just a football player."


Reminds Plyler of: Alex Pearson


Diehl on Clemson: "About a year ago, I started going to games with Willy and Stanley. I fell in love with the atmosphere, and after meeting the coaches, I was really impressed with them. They are close to the players, and that reminded me a lot of what we have at Byrnes. I think our two programs have a lot in common."



Stanley Hunter LB 6-0 / 205 Duncan, SC (Byrnes High School)

Named SuperPrep All-American at linebacker...South Carolina High School Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year...defensive MVP for the South Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl...listed as the #28 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com...named All-Region by PrepStar...the #14 prospect in the state of South Carolina according to TigerIllustrated.com...listed as the #24 linebacker in the nation by SuperPrep...Shrine Bowl participant in 2006...the #37 safety in the nation according to CollegeFootballNews.com...rated the #7 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep...ranked #14 in the South Carolina Top-25 by Rivals.com...first-team All-State by The State Newspaper...played at linebacker and safety in high school...had 102 tackles, 20 sacks, 41 tackles for loss, 34 quarterback pressures, six pass deflections, and four recovered fumbles as a senior...recorded 160 tackles, 16 sacks, and one interception in 2005...three star prospect from Byrnes High School where he played with future Clemson teammates Xavier Dye, Chad Diehl, and Willy Korn...recruited by inside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator David Blackwell...chose Clemson over Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.


Plyler on Hunter: "He is another example of just a football player. He has great football speed. On film in the state championship game as junior, he runs down All American cornerback Gary Gray that signed with Notre Dame time after time. He has unbelievable closing speed. One of the best edge rushers I have seen. He will have to make an adjustment and learn how to play in space but once he does that the sky is the limit."


Reminds Plyler of: Keith Adams



Wilson Norris OL 6-5 / 320 Pickens, SC (Pickens High School)

Rated the #17 player in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.com...named All-Region by PrepStar as a senior...rated the #72 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com...ranked the #39 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com...listed as the #24 player in the state by SuperPrep...the #17 prospect in the state according to TigerIllustrated.com...selected for the 2006 Shrine Bowl...also chosen as team captain for the Shrine Bowl in 2006...All-State in 2006 according to Rivals.com...participated in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Game...All-Region and All-County as a junior and senior...team captain at Pickens High School in 2006...three star offensive lineman from nearby Pickens High School...named best offensive lineman at Pickens High in 2005 and 2006...accumulated over 100 knockdowns his junior and senior seasons...lettered in track three times...recruited by assistant head coach and offensive line coach Brad Scott.


Plyler on Norris: "He was another big surprise at the Shrine Bowl. I had a Shrine Bowl coach tell me he was the best offensive lineman they had. He is typical rural offensive lineman, tough hard nosed kid. He will remind a lot of people of former Tiger Nathan Bennett. He is exactly what you are looking for with interior offensive lineman."


Reminds Plyler of: Nathan Bennett




Coty Sensabaugh DB 6-1 / 180 Kingsport, TN (Dobyns-Bennett High School)

Football and basketball standout at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN...named MVP of the football team coached by Graham Clark...started on offense and defense...top receiver with 48 catches for 915 yards and 14 touchdowns, he had four interceptions on defense...helped his team to the Big East Conference Championship and a 12-1 record in 2006...team advanced to the state quarterfinals at the 5A level...second consecutive 12-1 season for the Indians...had perhaps his best game of the year in a 14-0 win over Science Hill of Johnson City when he had 6-148 receiving and two touchdowns and an interception on defense...consensus All-State at the 5A level in Tennessee this year, including selection to the team chosen by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association...also a standout in basketball, he is currently in his second year as a starting guard for the basketball team...averaged a team best 17.3 points per game as a junior when he helped Dobyns-Bennett to a 25-11 record...a first-team All-NET selection as a junior...averaged 26.0 points per game in the postseason as a junior...played AAU basketball in the summer of 2006, he was a teammate of Clemson men's basketball signee Terrence Oglesby, who is from Cleveland, TN.


Plyler on Sensabaugh : "When C.J. Gaddis went pro and Byron Maxwell suffered another ACL injury this spot came open. The staff was not sure if they were going to offer him but once they got him on campus there was little doubt. He really impressed the defensive coaches. One defensive coach told me this kid just has something about him."


Reminds Plyler of: Sergio Gilliam



Rennie Moore DE 6-5 / 260 Saint Mary's, GA (Camden County High School)

Ranked the #38 player in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep...#24 strongside defensive end according to Rivals.com...listed as the #55 defensive end by Scout.com...rated the #27 prospective player in Georgia according to Rivals.com...named All-Region by PrepStar...missed his junior season at Camden County High School when he broke his tibia and fibula in a spring scrimmage...played at tight end and defensive end prior to his injury...three star prospect who played high school ball for coach Jeff Herron...had two receptions, both for touchdowns, at tight end his senior year...also had 36 tackles, six tackles for loss, four sacks and one caused fumble at defensive end his senior season...played backup tight end on the undefeated state championship team at his high school as a freshman...played on four consecutive Regional Championship teams at Camden County...contributed to a Georgia state record 58 game regular season winning streak during high school...All-Region III AAAAA, All-Southeast Georgia and All-State in 2006...participated in the Georgia North-South All-Star game...three star prospect according to Rivals.com...recruited by defensive coordinator Vic Koenning...chose Clemson over Florida and Florida State.


Plyler on Moore: "The staff got extremely lucky with this find because he didn't play as a junior. I think he grows into an interior defensive lineman. He is really athletic kid with really good feet."


Reminds Plyler of: Otis Moore



Mason Cloy OL 6-4 / 265 Columbia, SC (Spring Valley High School)

Ranked as the #9 center in the nation by Scout.com...rated the #10 center in the nation according to Rivals.com...rated the #15 prospect in the state by SuperPrep and Rivals.com...ranked in the South Carolina Top-40 and listed as #16 by TigerIllustrated.com...named All-Region by PrepStar... selected for the South Carolina team for the Shrine Bowl in 2006... three star prospect from Spring Valley High School and played for Coach Jimmy Noonan...named to the Associated Press All-State Team as an offensive lineman...played on the offensive line and recorded 57 knockdowns as a senior...also played tight end with 16 catches for 251 yards and three touchdowns during his high school career...set an individual school record for most knockdowns in a career with 157...All-District, All-Region, and All-State as a junior at tight end...named First-Team All-State as an offensive lineman by The State...selected to the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Classic East Team and was team captain ...named the Lower State Division 4-A Offensive Lineman of the Year by the South Carolina Coaches Association...Wendy's High School Heisman Award winner...Carolina Panther Community Captain Award recipient...recruited by assistant head coach and offensive line coach Brad Scott...chose Clemson over Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech.


Plyler on Cloy: "Before the Shrine Bowl I thought he would be a tight end that that would grow to a center, but he surprised me because he is bigger than I thought. He reminds me a little style-wise of for former Tiger Kyle Young. He is a very discipline player and a bright guy. He comes from a military family .and has a high character background. He had offers from almost every ACC school."


Reminds Plyler of: Kyle Young



Jarvis Jenkins DT 6-4 / 305 Central, SC (Daniel High School)

Named an All-American by PrepStar...listed as the #10 prospect in the state by Rivals.com...listed in the South Carolina Top-35 by SuperPrep; ranked #12...rated the #27 prospect in the nation at the defensive tackle position by Rivals.com...listed as the #9 player in the state by TigerIllustrated.com...ranked as the #25 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com...member of the Rivals 250...four-star recruit from nearby Daniel High School...had 50 tackles and one recovered fumble as a junior...recorded 79 tackles and four blocked kicks in 2006...South Carolina Coaches Association Upper-State AAA Lineman of the Year in 2006...Daily-Journal Messenger Golden Corner Player of the Year in 2006...three-time Pickens Sentinel All-County selection...Shrine Bowl selection 2006...Associated Press All-State Selection in 2006...All-Western AAA selection in 2006...three-time All-Region selection...two-time All-Region honoree in basketball...comes to Clemson from the same school that sent former Tiger All-American Kyle Young to Clemson...recruited by assistant head coach and offensive line coach Brad Scott.


Plyler on Jenkins: "Jarvis had an unbelievable junior season. He kind of cruised a little as a senior. He really turned it back on during the Shrine Bowl. During the Shrine Bowl he showed at times just how a dominate player he can be. Jarvis can be as good as he wants to be."


Reminds Plyler of: Dorell Scott



Andre Branch DE 6-4 / 235 Richmond, VA (Varina High School)

Played tight end and outside linebacker at Varina High School in Richmond for Head Coach Gary Chilcoat...finished the year with 62 total tackles, 31 assists and 31 first hits...added seven tackles for loss for 45 negative yards...also had three sacks, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a 14-yard touchdown...that interception return came against Chantilly High School when he had his top game of the year...had 11 tackles in addition to the interception return...named all-district and second-team all-region as a senior...two-year starter who helped Varina High to an 11-2 record as a senior and 9-1 ledger as a junior...averaging 12 points and nine rebounds for the basketball team as a senior...two-year starter in football and basketball as a power forward... recruited to Clemson by defensive line coach Chris Rumph...chose Clemson over Florida State, NC State and West Virginia.


Plyler on Branch: "Branch is a defensive end that the staff loves. He would have had better offers if his academic would have been in better shape early. Once he improved his academics his stock soared. The defensive staff likes his versatility as he can play bandit or defensive end."


Reminds Plyler of: Bryant McNeil



Drew Traylor DE 6-4 / 225 Mountain Brook, AL (Mountain Brook High School)

Ranked the #22 prospect out of Alabama by Rivals.com...listed as the #17 prospect out of Alabama by SuperPrep...rated the #92 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com...named All-Region by PrepStar...recorded 79 tackles, 45 of which were solo, 13 tackles for loss and nine and a half sacks as a senior...played both defensive end and outside linebacker in high school...had five sacks as a junior...two star prospect recruited by wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney...chose Clemson over Duke, Kentucky, South Carolina, Purdue, Northwestern and Vanderbilt.


Plyler on Traylor: "A versatile prospect that can play either tight end or defensive end. He comes from a good program. He is a bright kid who will need a redshirt season."


Reminds Plyler of: None come to mind



Brandon Maye DE 6-2 / 225 Mobile, AL (Davidson High School)

Rated the #29 prospect in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com...ranked as the #75 strongside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com...accumulated 45 tackles and two sacks as a junior...three star recruit out of Davidson High School in Alabama...recorded 120 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, five sacks, two interceptions and five recovered fumbles...recruited by defensive coordinator Vic Koenning...chose Clemson over Memphis, South Carolina and Southern Mississippi.


Plyler on Maye: "The Tigers are thin at linebacker and it is showing in special teams in recent years. Maye is a very good open field tackler who runs pretty well. It wouldn?t surprise me to see him contribute on special teams next season."


Reminds Plyler of: None come to mind



Scotty Cooper S 6-0 / 206 Lake City, SC (Lake City High School)

First-Team All-American prospect by SuperPrep...named the #9 prospect in the nation at outside linebacker according to Rivals.com...named an All-American by PrepStar... four star recruit according to Rivals.com...listed as the #5 prospect in South Carolina according to TigerIllustrated.com...the #9 overall prospect in the state according to SuperPrep...ranked the #5 weakside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com...the #10 prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com...rated the #27 linebacker in the nation by SuperPrep...member of the Rivals 250...had 89 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, three quarterback pressures, three sacks, one caused fumble, and one recovered fumble as a junior...selected for the Shrine Bowl in 2006...played on both sides of the ball at Lake City High School...had 111 carries for 495 yards and seven touchdowns in his career at running back and also recorded eight receptions for 149 yards and one touchdown in his career as a wide receiver...played multiple positions over his career...averaged 4.45 yards rushing and 18.6 yards receiving during his high school tenure...in his career at linebacker he recorded 247 tackles, 71 of which were solo, 38 tackles for loss, 21 quarterback pressures, seven sacks, three recovered fumbles, one caused fumble, two interceptions, and one touchdown... recruited by wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney...chose Clemson over Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, Tennessee, N.C. State, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.


Plyler on Cooper: "At the Shrine Bowl I was shocked in that he is so much tougher and aggressive than I would have thought. At the shrine bowl he played safety and really played well in space. His cover skills were better than I thought. Now I can I see him being one of the stars of this class at either safety or outside linebacker. His really nice, religious kid that you can tell he had some really positive influences in Lake City growing up."


Reminds Plyler of: Tramaine Billie



Brandon Clear WR 6-4 / 205 Hoover, AL (Hoover High School)

Rated the #9 prospect out of Alabama by SuperPrep...listed as the #49 wide receiver in the nation according to Rivals.com...made frequent appearances on the MTV reality show Two-a-Days as #18, Brandon... heavily recruited three-star prospect who played at Hoover High School his senior year...child of a military family that moved around a great deal during high school; started at Slidell, Louisiana, moved to Jamestown, Virginia as a junior where he missed part of the season ...named All-Region at wide receiver by PrepStar...rated the #15 player in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com...named one of the top receivers at the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Junior Combine team where he competed against the top defensive backs in the nation...played side by side with twin brother Byron in high school, and will continue to do so at the college level, as Byron is also a member of this signing class...the brother combination helped Hoover High School to the state championship game...recruited by wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney...chose Clemson over North Carolina State, Illinois, Syracuse, UCLA, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Northwestern.


Plyler on Clear: "Obviously there is a position of need at wide receiver for the Tigers. I'm not sure you can have enough 6-4 or 6-5 wide receivers. He is a really high character kid that comes from a really good family. I think after he gets bigger and stronger he has a great future. He was very well coached in high school, playing for the nation's number one team."


Reminds Plyler of: None come to mind



Byron Clear DE 6-6 / 220 Hoover, AL (Hoover High School)

Ranked the #33 weakside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com...listed as the #83 defensive end by Scout.com...named All-Region by PrepStar as a senior...part of a military family that moved around a lot during high school; started at Slidell in Louisiana, moved to Jamestown, Virginia then settled at Hoover High School for his senior season...helped Hoover High to the state championship game in 2006...twin brother Brandon is a wide receiver and fellow Clemson signee...wore number 9 for Hoover High...played just two years of high school football...three star prospect recruited by wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney...chose Clemson over Illinois, N.C. State, Northwestern, Stanford, Syracuse and UCLA.


Plyler on Clear: "A lot like the wide receiver position, defensive end is a big area of need for the Tigers. Byron is probably more highly thought of than his brother, Brandon, who also signed with the Tigers. When you beat UCLA on a prospect you have done something. He comes from a high level competition, good coaching, and a good family. He has good growth potential with a big frame that can add a lot of weight."


Reminds Plyler of: None come to mind



Miguel Chavis DE 6-5 / 255 Fayetteville, NC (Terry Sanford High School)

Ranked as the #26 weakside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com...rated the #48 defensive end in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...three star prospect by Rivals.com from Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia...played his senior year at Hargrave Military after playing his freshman, sophomore and junior years at Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, NC...played for coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave in 2006 alongside fellow Clemson commit and current student DeAndre McDaniel...recorded 49 tackles, three sacks, and recovered two fumbles in 2006 at Hargrave Military...recruited by wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney...chose Clemson over Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Alabama and Michigan.


Plyler on Clear: "Anytime you beat Georgia, Tennessee and Maryland you think you have a good player. It was his commitment that helped turned things around on January 19th weekend. I think he is a defensive end but I wouldn?t be surprised to see him grow into an interior defensive lineman."


Reminds Plyler of: Adrian Dingle



Marcus Gilchrist DB 5-11 / 175 High Point, NC (Andrews High School)

Named SuperPrep All-American at defensive back...named an All-American by PrepStar...U.S. Army All-American bowl participant in 2007... four-star prospect according to Rivals.com...also a U.S. Army All-American scholar...second-team USA Today All-American... listed as the #42 overall recruit in the nation by Rivals.com...ranked the #8 cornerback in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...member of the PrepStar 100...rated the #5 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep...#6 cornerback in the nation according to Rivals.com...member of the ESPN 150 according to ESPN.com...rated the #11 defensive back in the nation by PrepStar...ranked the #47 player in the nation by Tom Lemming...rated as the #3 prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com...Carolina Panthers Community Captain Nominee...Watkins Award Semifinalist...selected for the Shrine Bowl in 2006...named All-State as a junior and a two time All-Conference selection...Piedmont-Triad AAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2005...NCHSAA Scholar Athlete...participant in the North Carolina Athletic Association First-Team Program...missed four games his senior season due to an elbow injury...recorded 46 tackles, one tackle for loss, two interceptions, four pass deflections, one rushing touchdown, and one touchdown on a punt return as a senior...also had 235 yards rushing, 110 yards receiving, nine punt returns for 185 yards, and nine kickoff returns for 215 yards...as a junior he accumulated 52 tackles, one tackle for loss, 10 interceptions, seven pass break-ups, and recovered one fumble...also had four kickoff returns, two punt returns, and two interceptions returned for touchdowns his junior season...scored a total of 11 touchdowns on the season for 66 points...recorded 1,460 all purpose yards as a junior with 220 yards rushing, 181 yards receiving, and 1,059 yards in returns...averaged 17 yards per attempt in all purpose yards...also a four-year letterman in basketball...named All-Conference in basketball in 2005...three-year letterman in track and field...participated as a Peer to Peer mentor in high school...also volunteered at the High Point Salvation Army in the Angel Tree Program... recruited by tight ends coach Billy Napier...chose Clemson over Georgia, Notre Dame, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Southern Cal.

Plyler on Gilchrist: "Gilchrist is another big highlight in this class at what turned out to be a huge area of need because of C.J. Gaddis leaving for the NFL and Byron Maxwell's injury. I think he is going to have the kind of impact that Crezdon Butler had as a true freshman. He has everything you are looking for at corner and is also a terrific kick returner."


Reminds Plyler of: Crezdon Butler



Kourtnei Brown DE 6-5 / 230 Charlotte, NC (Victory Christian High School)

Recorded an incredible 33 sacks at Victory Christian High School in Charlotte...had 95 total tackles for the season to go with those 33 sacks...one of the top players for the North Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl, he helped the Tar Heels to victory with three sacks and a blocked field goal...had 15 sacks as a junior at Victory Christian...coached by Frank Crockett at the school founded by Pastor Robin Gool...helped that program to a 10-3 record as a senior and a berth in the semifinals of the state championship...rated the #7 prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com...listed as the #15 prospect in North Carolina by SuperPrep...ranked the #12 weakside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com...listed as All-Region by PrepStar...rated the #21 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com...member of the Rivals 250 by Rivals.com...four-star prospect by Rivals.com... recruited to Clemson by tight ends coach Billy Napier...chose Clemson over North Carolina, Michigan, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.


Plyler on Brown: "Here is a Gaines Adams clone. He ran a 4.5 at the rivals combine and measure at 6-5 230. He had over 30 sacks his senior season and coaches say he is a terror on the basketball court. I think he will develop into a tremendous pass rusher. The thing you can say about him most is his character. He comes from a great family and he is a very humble kid. It's nice when you lose a Gaines Adams and replace with another Gaines Adams."


Reminds Plyler of: Gaines Adams

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