Recruits react to Clemson's win over Oklahoma in the bowl game


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Clemson's coaches sent a message to their recruits after the game. <i>Photo courtesy of Clemson Football twitter</i>
Clemson's coaches sent a message to their recruits after the game. Photo courtesy of Clemson Football twitter

Clemson’s 40-6 win over Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl didn’t go unnoticed by Clemson’s commits and targets, and TigerNet reached out to several prospects to get their take on the Tigers’ dominating effort.

Clemson has one of the nation’s best recruiting classes for 2015 and will have 16 early enrollees on campus this Sunday. While the bowl game didn’t necessarily change their commitments, the game provides the coaching staff a big talking point for the 2016 and 2017 recruiting classes.

Garrett Williams Garrett Williams
Tight End
6-4, 215
Orlando, FL

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- 2015 tight end commit, Olrando (FL) First Academy

"It was domination by the Tigers!! It was fun to watch! The intensity they played with overwhelmed Oklahoma. It was great to see the seniors go out with a win. They have left their mark on clemson football for sure!"

Gage Cervenka Gage Cervenka
Defensive Tackle
6-3, 280
Greenwood, SC

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- 2015 defensive tackle commit, Greenwood (SC) Emerald

I thought it was a great win I’m glad that the seniors could finish that way I just can't wait to be able to play out there next year! I'm proud to be a Tiger!

Albert Huggins Albert Huggins
Defensive End
6-3, 280
Orangeburg, SC

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- 2015 defensive end commit, Orangeburg (SC) Orangeburg-Wilkinson

“Three words: BEST IS STANDARD.”

Austin Bryant Austin Bryant
Defensive End
6-5, 245
Thomasville, GA

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- 2015 defensive end commit, Thomasville (GA) Thomas County

“That Clemson defense was just filthy! The offense was hitting on all cylinders too. Just a great dominating win. I was excited from start to finish!”

Zach Giella Zach Giella
Offensive Tackle
6-6, 285
Augusta, GA

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- 2015 offensive lineman commit, Augusta (GA) Augusta Christian

“I think the team really came to play. Everyone was prepared and everyone was hungry for a win. Cole Stoudt had a fantastic game, he really deserves the MVP spot. And the defense was lights out! Shut down one of the best rushing attacks in the country. It was a great team win and a great way for the seniors to go out.”

Sterling Johnson Sterling Johnson
Defensive Tackle
6-5, 275
Clayton, NC

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- 2015 defensive tackle commit, Clayton (NC) Cleveland

“Outstanding! Another statement making win for Clemson.”

Chad Smith Chad Smith
Outside Linebacker
6-4, 215
Sterling, VA

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- 2015 linebacker comit, Sterling (VA) Dominion

“Amazing performance on both sides of the ball. Total domination.”

Jamie Skalski - 2016 linebacker prospect, Newnan (GA) Northgate

“I thought it was huge for Clemson to do that.”

Tre Lamar Tre Lamar
Linebacker
6-3, 230
Roswell, GA

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- 2016 linebacker prospect, Roswell (GA)

“Clemson played a great game and their defense held them really well.”

Tanner Muse Tanner Muse
Linebacker
6-4, 205
Belmont, NC

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2015 safety commit, Belmont (NC) South Point

“Thought it was a great team victory and was a huge win to end this season.”

J.C. Chalk J.C. Chalk
Tight End
6-4, 221
Argyle, TX

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- 2016 tight end commit, Argyle (TX)

"I am very proud how Cole Stoudt played I am happy he got to leave Clemson with a win and our D played really well so over all it was just a very well coached game and the players went out and played hard and got the win. I couldn't be more proud to be a Clemson Tiger.”

Robbie Robinson Robbie Robinson
Defensive Back
5-10, 160
Hampton, VA

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- 2016 defensive back prospect, Hampton (VA) Phoebus

“They have the best defensive coordinator in the nation and it showed. The boys came ready to play and the defense set the tone early. Cole Stoudt played the best game he’s ever played this season. They clicked on all cylinders. That program has a bright future.”

Tucker Israel Tucker Israel
Quarterback
6-0, 195
Orlando, FL

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- 2015 quarterback commit, Orlando (FL) Lake Nona

“Absolutely outstanding. Best overall game they have played all year.”

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