Recruiting Capsules


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With one week to go until signing day, here is a capsule look at Clemson's known football committments for the current recruiting class.

2008 Clemson Tiger Football Commitments

Signed Letter of Intent and enrolled at Clemson

Spencer Benton
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190 lbs
Position: Kicker
High School: Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC)

For his high school career, Spencer made 11 of 18 field goals, 
with a long of 49, and 81 of 86 extra points.  During his junior 
year, Benton kicked 24 touchbacks on kickoffs.  Meanwhile, his 
punting average in high school was 38.2 yards.

DaQuan Bowers
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 267 lbs
Position: Strongside Defensive End
High School: Bamberg-Ehrhardt (Bamberg, SC)

Rated as the #1 recruit in the country by ESPN 150.  Bowers 
recorded 100 tackles (33 for loss) and 15 sacks his senior 
season.  He also rushed for over 1200 yards and 22 touchdowns 
as a senior.  Bowers was named MVP of the 2008 Under Armour All-American Game.

Stanley Hunter
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 205 lbs
Position: Outside Linebacker
High School: James F. Byrnes (Duncan, SC)

Rated as the #28 outside linebacker in the class of 2007 according 
to Rivals.com.  Hunter recordede 102 tackles (41 for loss), 20 sacks 
and four recovered fumbles as a senior at Byrnes.  Hunter enrolled 
at a community college in 2007 to help him qualify.  

Marquan Jones
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 173 lbs
Position: Wide Receiver
High School: Blythewood (Blythewood, SC)

As a junior, Jones caught 92 passes for 1551 yards and 21 touchdowns.  
His 16.9 yards per catch helped Blythewood High School win a 3-A 
State Championship in their first year of existence under former 
Head Coach Jeff Scott (son of Clemson Offensive Line Coach Brad Scott).

Kyle Parker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 188 lbs
Position: Quarterback
High School: Bartram Trail (Jacksonville, FL)

Kyle Parker was an Elite 11 Quarterback.  He played in the 2008 Under Armour 
All-American Game and was given the award for "Biggest Surprise".  Parker 
has enrolled and will play baseball at Clemson as a backup catcher during the 
2008 season.  He is expected the redshirt.

Tarik Rollins
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 187 lbs.
Position: Outside Linebacker
High School: Chaminade Madonna (Hollywood, FL)

Rivals.com has Rollins rated at the #35 linebacker recruit in the nation.  
As a junior, Rollins recorded 75 tackles along with five sacks.  He also 
had five interceptions and three fumble recoveries.


Committed

Spencer Adams
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180 lbs
Position: Safety
High School: Butler (Matthews, NC)

At the 2007 Shrine Bowl, Adams ran a 4.21 40-yard dash which was the best 
of the day.  As a junior, Adams recorded 105 tackles and 2 interceptions.  
He also ran track in high school, setting a North Carolina State Record in 
the 300-meter Hurdles with a time of 36.04 seconds.  Adams participated 
in the Under Armour All-American Game in January.

Daniel Andrews
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 192 lbs
Position: Safety
High School: Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, FL)

Daniel Andrews recorded 168 tackles and four interceptions during his junior 
and senior seasons at Trinity Christian HS.  Andrews received offers from 
Florida and Miami (FL) as well.


Xavier Brewer
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 169 lbs
Position: Cornerback
High School: Bartram Trail (Jacksonville, FL)

Xavier Brewer recorded 73 tackles and six interceptions as a junior at 
Bartram Trail HS in Jacksonville, FL.  He was a teammate of Clemson recruit 
Kyle Parker.  He is rated at the 25th best cover-corner recruit in the nation.  
Brewer also played in the Under Armour All-American Game with Parker.

Jarrett Crittenton
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 275 lbs
Position: Strongside Defensive End
High School: North Dakota State College of Science (JUCO) (Whapeton, ND)

Jarrett Crittenton is a JUCO standout at North Dakota State College of Science.  
He is labeled at the #27 JUCO recruit as he made approximately 35-50 tackles 
and six sacks as a freshman.  He will have two years of eligibility at Clemson.  

Andre Ellington
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170 lbs
Position: Running Back
High School: Berkeley (Moncks Corner, SC)

As a senior, Ellington ran the ball 264 times for 1822 yards for an average 
of 6.9 yards per carry.  He scored 24 rushing touchdowns.  The dynamic running 
back also caught 14 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns.  He returned 13 
punts for 276 yards and one touchdown.  Ellington also returned nine kickoffs 
for 274 yards and one touchdown.  He also participated in the Under Armour All-American Game.

Brandon Ford
Height: 6?4?
Weight: 205 lbs
Position: Wide Receiver
High School: Hanahan (Hanahan, SC)

As a junior, Brandon Ford caught 63 passes for 651 yards and seven touchdowns.  
As a senior, Ford caught 69 passes for 1522 yards and 20 touchdowns during the regular season.  





Dalton Freeman
Height: 6?6?
Weight: 270 lbs
Position: Offensive Lineman (Guard)
High School: Pelion (Pelion HS)

Freeman played for his father Ben Freeman at Pelion High School.  Dalton 
is rated as the 14th best Offensive Guard recruit in the nation.

Rashard Hall
Height: 6?2?
Weight: 190 lbs
Position: Safety
High School: St. Augustine (St. Augustine, FL)

Rashard Hall recorded 122 tackles and nine interceptions during his junior 
and senior seasons at St. Augustine HS.  Two of his nine interceptions 
were returned for touchdowns.  He also was a receiver in high school, recording 
58 catches for nearly 800 yards and eight touchdowns.  He also returned a punt 
for a touchdown.

Carlton Lewis
Height: 6?3?
Weight: 190 lbs
Position: Safety
High School: St. Augustine (St. Augustine, FL)

As a senior, Carlton Lewis played both Safety and Wide Receiver, just like his 
teammate Rashard Hall.  Lewis recorded 47 tackles, one interception, two fumble 
recoveries and a blocked punt his senior year.  He also had 39 receptions for 
760 yards and eight touchdowns as a receiver.

Kenneth Page
Height: 6?4?
Weight: 293 lbs
Position: Offensive Lineman (Guard)
High School: A.C. Flora (Columbia, SC) 

Kenneth Page is ranked the 9th best Offensive Guard recruit in the country.  
He played in the Under Armour All-American Game in January.  Page became the 
third nationally rated recruit out of the Midlands of South Carolina to commit 
to Clemson, joining Marquan Jones (Blythewood) and Dalton Freeman (Pelion).





Jon Richt
Height: 6?2?
Weight: 185 lbs
Position: Quarterback
High School: Prince Avenue Christian (Athens, GA)

Jon Richt, son of current Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt, became the second 
quarterback commitment to the Tigers, joining Kyle Parker of Jacksonville, FL.  
Like Parker, Richt is also an Elite 11 Quarterback.  During his junior season, 
Richt threw for over 1600 yards.

Matt Sanders
Height: 6?4?
Weight: 293 lbs
Position: Offensive Lineman (Guard)
High School: Crestview (Crestview, FL)

Matt Sanders was Tallahassee Nike Camp participant and received offers from 
Duke, Iowa State, NC State and Purdue along with Clemson.

Matt Skinner
Height: 6?7?
Weight: 230 lbs
Position: Athlete
High School: Bolles (Jacksonville, FL)

Matt Skinner played Offensive Line and Tight End at Bolles HS in Jacksonville.  
He expects to take over the long-snapper position at Clemson, among competing for other positions.

Brandon Thompson
Height: 6?2?
Weight: 291 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
High School: Thomasville (Thomasville, GA)

As a senior, Brandon Thompson recorded 102 tackles (19 for loss) and 12 sacks.  
As a junior, Thompson had 51 tackles (nine for loss) and five sacks.  Thompson 
also participated in the Under Armour All-American Game in January, giving Clemson 
seven recruits so far who have played in this game.  He received offers from 
Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee and others. 





Jonathan Willard
Height: 6?2?
Weight: 203 lbs
Position: Outside Linebacker
High School: Loris (Loris, SC)

Jonathan Willard is a multi-sport athlete having competed in football, wrestling 
and track and field in high school.  As a senior, Willard recorded 94 tackles 
and two fumble recoveries in just six games.  He also rushed for 741 yards and 
nine touchdowns and threw a touchdown on a halfback option pass.  As a junior, 
Willard registered 130 tackles (14 for loss) and two sacks.  He rushed for nearly 
700 yards and seven touchdowns.  He also caught eight passes for 100 yards. 

Dawson Zimmerman
Height: 6?2?
Weight: 195 lbs
Position: Kicker
High School: Brookwood (Snellville, GA)

Dawson Zimmerman broke Jason Elam?s high school record with a 74-yard punt as a 
junior.  He participated in an event a combine and led all kickers with an average 
of 5.89 yards deep into the endzone on kickoffs from the 35-yard line.  He also had 
the longest punt ? 55 yards ? with a hang time of 4.7 seconds.

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