Signing Day Central 2015


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Check back all day on Wednesday to see the latest on Clemson's 2015 recruiting class.

Last Updated: 9:30 AM - All 2015 LOIs are in, 3 2016 announcements scheduled for today

# Name POSHT, WTEspnRivalsScout247ESPN StarsHometownStatus
1. Shadell Bell WR 6-3, 190 #44 WR #42 WR #40 WR #52 WR Decatur, GA Enrolled
2. Kelly Bryant QB 6-4, 205 #10 QB-DT #11 QB-DT #51 QB #32 QB-DT Piedmont, SC Enrolled
3. Kaleb Chalmers DB 5-11, 170 #29 CB #47 CB #79 CB #34 CB Greenwood, SC Enrolled
4. Jake Fruhmorgen OL 6-5, 280 #7 OT #5 OT #22 OT #19 OT Tampa, FL Enrolled
5. Zach Giella OL 6-6, 285 #31 OT #60 OT #82 OT #110 OT Augusta, GA Enrolled
6. Noah Green OL 6-5, 275 #11 OT #39 OT #47 OT #45 OT Boiling Springs, SC Enrolled
7. Albert Huggins DE 6-3, 280 #17 DE #10 DE #13 DT #5 DT Orangeburg, SC Enrolled
8. Mitch Hyatt OL 6-6, 270 #2 OT #3 OT #2 OT #1 OT Suwanee, GA Enrolled
9. Tucker Israel QB 6-0, 195 #19 QB-DT NR #83 QB #24 QB-DT Orlando, FL Enrolled
10. Sterling Johnson DT 6-5, 275 #14 DT #55 DT #37 DT #77 DT Clayton, NC Enrolled
11. Chad Smith LB 6-4, 215 #19 OLB #4 OLB #49 OLB #14 OLB Sterling, VA Enrolled
12. Van Smith RB 6-0, 170 #43 ATH #41 CB #27 S #23 ATH Charlotte, NC Enrolled
13. Judah Davis# LB 6-2, 212 NR NR NR NR NR Clemson, SC Enrolled
14. J.D. Davis# LB 6-2, 218 NR NR NR NR NR Clemson, SC Enrolled
15. Jalen Williams# LB 5-11, 220 #108 OLB NR NR #113 OLB Columbia, SC Enrolled
16. Ray-Ray McCloud WR 5-10, 180 #12 ATH #2 ATH #15 WR #8 ATH Land O'Lakes, FL 7:20 AM
17. Austin Bryant DE 6-5, 245 #15 DE #11 DE #29 DE #10 WDE Thomasville, GA 7:25 AM
18. Gage Cervenka DT 6-3, 280 #26 DT #37 DT #48 DT #102 DT Greenwood, SC 7:30 AM
19. Garrett Williams TE 6-4, 215 #2 TE-H #3 TE #12 TE #20 TE Orlando, FL 7:50 AM
20. Clelin Ferrell DE 6-5, 220 #16 DE #6 WDE #20 DE #6 WDE Richmond, VA 7:55 AM
21. Deon Cain WR 6-2, 200 #2 WR #4 WR #7 WR #1 WR Tampa, FL 8:00 AM
22. Christian Wilkins DT 6-4, 290 #6 DT #4 DT #6 DT #6 DT Suffield, CT 8:25 AM
23. LaSamuel Davis DE 6-4, 215 #31 DE #33 DE NR #84 WDE Bamburg, SC 8:45 AM
24. Mark Fields DB 5-10, 185 #15 CB #10 CB #14 CB #10 CB Charlotte, NC 9:10 AM
25. Amir Trapp$ CB 5-9, 160 #73 CB NR NR #144 CB Central, SC 9:15 AM
26. Tanner Muse DB 6-4, 205 #61 S #44 S #46 OLB #74 S Belmont, NC 9:19 AM
# - Signed in previous class as a greyshirt, $ - Greyshirt in 2015 class

11:00AM - 12PM - Jamie Skalski (2016 LB)  - Commits to Clemson         
11:00AM - Cornell Powell (2016 WR)  - Commits to Clemson
 2:30PM - Deon CainDeon Cain
Wide Receiver
6-2, 200
Tampa, FL
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 2:30PM - Dabo Swinney Signing Day press conference
 3:00PM - Ray-Ray McCloudRay-Ray McCloud
Wide Receiver
5-10, 180
Tampa, FL
ESPN: 
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 6:00PM - Tavien Feaster (2016 RB)

Shadell Bell WR 6-3, 190 Decatur, GA
Played in the Semper Fidelis All-Star game in Fullerton, Calif. just before coming to Clemson…Rivals.com called him the best player of the first practice at the national all-star game… ranked No. 187 in the nation overall by Rivals.com in December…rated as No. 45 receiver in the nation by ESPN.com and the 42nd best player in Georgia…Rivals.com ranks him as No. 46 receiver and No. 42 player in Georgia…helped Columbia High School to 7-4 season as a senior….was named team’s top defensive player as an outside linebacker with 32 tackles, four sacks, nine tackles for loss, two interceptions and a fumble recovery… as a junior had 37 receptions for 463 yards and seven touchdowns… committed to Clemson on November 23, 2013..recruited by Marion HobbyMarion Hobby Co-Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Ends View Full Profile…signed financial aid agreement on August 1, 2014 and enrolled at Clemson on Jan. 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Bell: Bell will get a chance to play this season for a couple of reasons. He has already enrolled and will go through spring practice. Also there are opportunities in the depth chart at wide receiver. He is a good looking prospect that has good hands and runs good routes. The staff is excited to see where he can make the most of the opportunities this spring.
Reminds Plyler of: Ray Williams

Kelly Bryant QB 6-4 215 Piedmont, SC
A finalist for Mr. Football in the state of South Carolina…Greenville County Player of the Year…named to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team…South Carolina Football Coaches Player of the Year…all-state, all-region 1-3A…had terrific senior year when he led Wren High School to the Regional 1-3A Championship…team won 11 games…completed 231-368 passes for 3,579 yards and 41 touchdowns….also had 128 rushes for 720 yards and 14 scores…even caught a touchdown pass for 74 yards… ranked as No. 8 dual threat quarterback in nation by Rivals and No. 11 by ESPN…No. 4 player in state of South Carolina by Rivals.com entering his senior year..…No. 3 player in South Carolina by 247 Sports…recruited by Chad MorrisChad Morris Offensive Coordinator / QBs View Full Profile, now the head coach at SMU… as a junior at Wren High School threw for 2,800 yards and 28 touchdowns against just nine interceptions…rushed for 1,200 yards and 19 scores as well as a junior, giving him 47 total touchdowns in 2013…cousin of former Tiger and current Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant… committed to Clemson on April 17, 2014…signed financial aid agreement with Clemson on August 1, 2014…enrolled at Clemson on January 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Bryant: Bryant's body doesn't look like Dantzler but he is this type of athlete. He reminds more of Vince Young. He moves around in the pocket and buys extra time. When he escapes the pocket he glides downfield with long strides. Bryant is a play maker. He is special. He is not the polished passer that Deshaun Watson is but he is a better runner.
Reminds Plyler of: Woody Dantzler

Kaleb Chalmers DB 5-11 170 Greenwood, SC
Member of the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team….helped Greenwood High to the state playoffs and a 9-6 record in 2014…ranked as the No. 166 player in the nation by 247 Sports entering his senior year….ranked as No. 11 player in South Carolina by 247 Sports…No. 27 cornerback in the nation by ESPN.com…had 80 tackles, four interceptions and 12 passes broken up as a junior at Greenwood High…had 45 tackles and four sacks as a sophomore….recruited by Mike ReedMike Reed Assist. Coach / Defensive Backs View Full Profile...committed to Clemson on April 12, 2014…signed financial aid agreement with Clemson on August 1, 2014…enrolled at Clemson on January 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Chalmers: I saw Chalmers a bunch before his injury. He has very good cover skills and tackled well. I liked his instincts as well. He is a guy that is recovering from injury but he has a chance this spring. He comes across as a very competitive kid and will go a long way at this level.
Reminds Plyler of: James Lott

Jake Fruhmorgen OL 6-5, 280 Tampa, FL
Played in the Army All-American game…played tackle in high school, but played center and guard in Army All-American game…among the top 100 players in the nation by 247 Sports (73), Rivals.com (89) and ESPN.com (93)…No. 7 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN, No. 8 by Rivals.com and #15 by 247 Sports…No.18 overall player in Florida by ESPN and Rivals.com…narrowed his decision to Clemson and Florida…recruited by Tony ElliottTony Elliott Assistant Coach / Running Backs View Full Profile…helped Plant to an 11-2-1 season in 2013...his father, John, played football at Alabama and for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL…committed to Clemson on April 10, 2014…signed financial aid agreement with Clemson on August 1, 2014…enrolled at Clemson on Jan.7, 2015
Mickey Plyler on Fruhmorgen: Fruhmorgen is terrific offensive line prospect with a great background. His father played in the NFL and his grandfather is a high school coach. This is a top 100 player for a reason. Fruhmorgen is a huge kid that has a huge ceiling. He is another rarity in that he may play as a true freshman on the offensive line.
Reminds Plyler of: Ty Granger

Zach Giella OL 6-6, 285 Augusta, GA
Played in the Semper Fidelis All-Star Game in Fullerton, Calif…ranked as No. 31 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com entering the season, giving Clemson four of the top 31 in the nation in this recruiting class…No.44 overall player in state of Georgia by Rivals.com…recruited by Chad Morris…all-around athlete who played football, baseball, basketball and track in high school…committed to Clemson on May 14, 2014…signed financial aid agreement with Clemson on August 1, 2014…enrolled on Jan. 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Giella: This is another versatile offensive lineman. I see him playing guard or center also. He bends well and moves well for his size. Giella impressed several staffs at camps and is another early enrollee who will get a long look this spring.
Reminds Plyler of: Glenn Roundtree

Noah Green OL 6-5, 275 Boiling Springs, SC
One of the top players in South Carolina who played in the Shrine Bowl and the Semper Fidelis All-Star game in Fullerton, Calif….ranked as one of the top 200 prospects in the nation by ESPN…third best player in state of South Carolina by ESPN…ESPN also lists Green as 13th best player in the state of South Carolina…participated in The Opening in Oregon in July…No. 7 player in South Carolina by 247 Sports, and No.8 player in the state by Rivals.com… 4-Star prospect by ESPN…recruited by Jeff ScottJeff Scott Asst. Coach (WR) / Recruiting Coord. View Full Profile…committed to Clemson on September 28, 2013…signed financial aid agreement with Clemson on August 1, 2014….enrolled at Clemson on Jan. 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Green: I always like the tough kids and Green is tough. He plays with an edge. I also like his versatility. I think he can play guard or center. He reminds me of some of the old school linemen we used to have around here. He is not as highly rated but the staff feels he is as good as any lineman they have signed.
Reminds Plyler of: Nathan Bennett

Albert Huggins DE/DT 6-3, 280 Orangeburg, SC
Ranked as No. 1 player in South Carolina by many services…first time Clemson has signed the consensus top player in South Carolina since 2008 when Da’Quan Bowers became a Clemson Tiger…Huggins is ranked as the No. 60 overall player in the nation by 247 Sports…he is ranked No. 76 by Rivals.com, No. 104 by Scout.com and No. 168 by ESPN.com…Rivals.com and 247 Sports list him as top player in South Carolina, while ESPN.com lists him second…from a position standpoint, he is listed as the sixth best defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals and is 12th by 247.com….played in the US Army All-American game in San Antonio…his decision came down to Clemson and Georgia…played his high school football for Tommy Brown at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, the same school that sent Woody Dantzler to Clemson…at Orangeburg-Wilkinson had outstanding career that included 208 tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 28 sacks…as a senior had 73 tackles, including 10 sacks and three forced fumbles…had 65 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a junior and 70 tackles with 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a sophomore…recruited to Clemson by Marion Hobby…committed on December 12, 2014 and enrolled on Jan. 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Huggins: Huggins is an interesting prospect. He is a great kid with a magnetic personality. I can see him growing into a leader in this program. He is athletic enough to play defensive end but I think he will grow into a great defensive tackle. His upside really projects if he makes the move inside. It's easy to see how most think this is another top 100 player.
Reminds Plyler of: Ray Brown

Mitch Hyatt OT 6-6, 270 Suwannee, GA
Played in Army All-American game…first-team MaxPrep All-American and USA Today…also made first-team by MaxPrep as a junior…unanimous 5-Star prospect and highest ranked Clemson player in the class…actually named a five-star before his junior year…nephew of former Clemson All-ACC defensive tackle Dan Benish, a starter on Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team….a consensus top 25 player in the nation at the conclusion of the 2014 season, he is ranked No. 8 nationally by Scout.com, No. 13 by 247 Sports, No. 16 by ESPN.com and No. 16 by Rivals.com…listed as No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, 247 Sports and Scout.com…ranked as second best player in the state of Georgia by ESPN.com and third best in the Peach State by Rivals...helped his North Gwinnett team to a 13-2 record and state championship game appearance as a junior…participated in The Opening in Oregon in summer of 2014…recruited by Tony Elliott…committed to Clemson on February 5, 2014…signed financial aid agreement with Clemson on August 1, 2014… enrolled at Clemson on Jan. 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Hyatt: It is rare to see offensive linemen play as true freshmen but Hyatt is a rare talent. He has everything you can look for in an offensive lineman. He has great feet and quickness. Hyatt is polished in his technique. There are few offensive linemen that arrive with this type of skill set.
Reminds Plyler of: Jim Bundren

Tucker Israel QB 6-0, 195 Orlando, FL
Second-team MaxPrep All-American at conclusion of the 2014 season…established six state of Florida passing records for single game, season and career basis…broke Tim Tebow’s record for touchdown passes in a season with 56, 10 more than Tebow had…also set record for touchdown passes in a career with 162…set game, season and career passing yards record and career completions with 1,008…only player in history of Florida High School football to throw for over 600 yards in consecutive games…No. 12 dual threat quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com…as a senior completed 317-470 passes for 4,446 yards and 56 touchdowns…threw just 11 interceptions in 470 attempts as a senior…for career completed 1,008-1,524 for 15,034 yards, a .661 percentage…averaged incredible 5.1 touchdown passes and 349 yards per game over 43-game career…also had 222 rushes for 1314 yards and 18 scores for his career…finished with 16,348 yards of total offense…in 2013 threw for 3,979 and 40 touchdowns against just 10 interceptions…as a sophomore in 2012 passed for 3,685 and 36 scores with just eight interceptions…also rushed for 200 yards… recruited by Chad Morris, now the head coach at SMU….committed to Clemson on February 4, 2014…signed scholarship papers with Clemson on August 1, 2014….enrolled at Clemson on January 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Israel: If Israel were three inches taller he would be a high four star prospect. He has a major league arm. He can really spin it. The only thing that you can question is his size.
Reminds Plyler of: Kyle Parker

Sterling Johnson DT 6-5 275 Clayton, NC
Ranked as No. 109 best overall player in the nation by ESPN.com at the end of the 2014 season…also listed as fourth best player in the state of North Carolina and the 14th best defensive end in the nation by ESPN…played in the Under Armour All-American game in Florida just before coming to Clemson…helped his Cleveland High School team to a 10-3 record in 2014…came on the national radar as a junior when he had 78 tackles, but incredible 44 were tackles for loss…also had 7.5 sacks and blocked a pair of punts in a state playoff game…committed to Clemson on the same day (May 14, 2014) as classmate Zach Giella…enrolled at Clemson on Jan. 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Johnson: "This is a high ceiling guy as well. Johnson is all about potential. The staff likes his upside because of his frame and his feet. There are opportunities at defensive tackle with the loss of three seniors, so Johnson will get a long look as an early enrollee this spring."
Reminds Plyler of: Marvin Cross

Chad Smith OLB 6-4, 215 Sterling, VA
Played in the Army All-American game in San Antonio…ranked as No. 56 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com…also ranked No. 179 overall player by 247 Sports and a top 300 player by ESPN.com….second best player in the state of Virginia by Rivals, 247 Sports rates him the ninth best and ESPN.com the 10th best…among linebackers, Rivals sees him as sixth best in the country, while 247 Sports has him 14th and ESPN.com 19th… participated in The Opening where he was the third ranked all-around athlete after competition with the other 161 players in attendance.…played his high school football for Paul Troth…played linebacker, tight end, receiver and safety over his high school career…as a senior had 90 tackles, 15 for loss…on offense had 19 rushes for 118 yards and 24 receptions for 444 yards and seven touchdowns…the all-around player also kicked two field goals…as a junior in 2013 had 72 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, including six sacks…contributed five interceptions as well and added 113 carries for 757 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns on offense…two-time all-state, all-region and all-conference choice…had three blocked field goals as a junior…recruited by Brent VenablesBrent Venables Def. Coordinator / Linebackers View Full Profile…committed to Clemson on April 10, 2014…signed financial aid agreement with Clemson on August 1, 2014… enrolled at Clemson on Jan. 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Chad Smith: Most coaches have issues at linebacker in today's game. If they put in the bigger linebacker the offense can expose him in space. If they put in the faster linebacker the offense can power right at him. Smith is a rare linebacker who has size but runs really well. I think he has a chance to play this season as a true freshman. He is very natural in space and in his cover skills.
Reminds Plyler of: Billy Davis

Van Smith DB/RB 6-0, 170 Charlotte, NC
Committed to Clemson on August 31, 2013, the day of Clemson’s victory over Georgia to open 2013 season…first member of the 2015 class to commit to the Tigers program…listed as the ninth best player in North Carolina by MaxPreps…helped Hough High School to a 10-4 record in 2014 through his all-around play…scored 15 touchdowns, 13 rushing off 66 carries for 444 yards…had 6.7 average on the ground…had two kickoff returns for touchdowns, including a 95-yarder…averaged 36.3 yards per kickoff return on 10 returns…on defense had six interceptions for 45 return yards…had 74 tackles on defense as well….played his final year of high school for former Clemson assistant coach Miles Aldridge….played at West Mecklenburg High his first three years, he helped that team to a 9-3 season in 2013… All-Mecklenburg County as a junior when he played on both sides of the ball…as a junior had 160 rushes for 1114 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions… recruited by Danny PearmanDanny Pearman Assistant Head Coach / Tight Ends View Full Profile…signed scholarship papers with Clemson on August 1, 2014… enrolled at Clemson on Jan. 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Van Smith: This is a very underrated player in this class. In fact, he may be the most underrated. Smith will have a big opportunity this spring to grab the fourth safety spot. I also think he can play as a nickel or dime back. He is athletic enough to cover but is also a good tackler. Look for him this fall from scrimmage or in special teams.
Reminds Plyler of: Chris Clemons

Ray-Ray McCloud WR 5-10 180 Land O'Lakes, FL
No. 23 player and No. 2 wide receiver in the nation and No. 9 player in Florida by Rivals.com ... No. 81 player and No. 7 wide receiver in the nation by 247Sports.com ... No. 121 player in the nation by Scout.com ... set county records with 5,765 rushing yards and 58 total touchdowns in his career ... received the Guy Toph Award as best player in Hillsborough Country as a senior ... had 1,933 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior ... AAAAAAA all-state selection ... had 2,316 yards on 300 carries as a junior ... had 26 rushing touchdowns and had at least one touchdown and 100+ yards in 12 straight games as a junior ... coached by Brian Turner ... recruited by Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... born Oct. 15, 1996.
Mickey Plyler on McCloud: "Clemson will use McCloud in a variety of ways. He can catch the ball as a slot receiver and is dangerous in the open field. I can see him getting carries as a running back as well. He might be the best return man next season."
Reminds Plyler of: Antwan Wyatt

Austin Bryant DE 6-5 245 Thomasville, GA
Consensus top-20 player in Georgia ... No. 134 player and No. 15 defensive end in the nation by ESPN ... No. 149 player and No. 11 defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com ... No. 199 player and No. 12 defensive end in the nation by 247Sports.com ... AAAA all-state selection ... missed his final few games as a senior due to a foot injury ... had 64 tackles, five sacks and three caused fumbles as a junior ... teammate of running back Adam Choice ... starter on the basketball team ... coached by Bill Shaver ... recruited by Marion Hobby and Danny Pearman ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... born Nov. 12, 1996.
Mickey Plyler on Bryant: "The Tigers lose three defensive ends and Bryant has a chance to come in and play this season. He is coming off of an injury but if he is physically able to go then he will get a chance. He is a bigger defensive end but still can rush the passer. I think this is one of the potential sleepers of this class."
Reminds Plyler of: Adrian Dingle

Gage Cervenka DT 6-3 280 Greenwood, SC
Rated among the top-15 players in South Carolina by all services ... No. 26 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 8 player in South Carolina by ESPN ... No. 12 player by in South Carolina by Scout.com ... No. 12 player in South Carolina by 247Sports.com ... No. 14 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... led Emerald High School to a 10-4 record and the state playoffs as a senior ... had 100 tackles and 28 tackles for loss as a junior ... first-team all-state ... one of the top wrestlers in the state who was a three-time state champion entering his senior year ... can become the first wrestler from South Carolina to be the heavyweight champion four straight years ... lost only one wrestling match entering his senior year; was 53-0 and won the state title as a junior ... coached by Tim McMahon ... recruited by Dan Brooks and Mike Reed ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... born June 22, 1997.
Mickey Plyler on Cervenka: "There two other sports I look for outside of football when projecting players. I like hurdlers in track and wrestlers at linebacker and on the lines of scrimmage. Cervenka is a champion wrestler. He understands leverage and plays behind his pads at a very low level. He knows how to use his hands. I can see him being a terrific defensive tackle or even moving to offense as a guard or center. "
Reminds Plyler of: Tyler Shatley

Garrett Williams TE 6-4, 215 Orlando, FL
No. 111 player in the nation and No. 18 player in Florida by Rivals ... No. 117 player in the nation by ESPN ... No. 186 player in the nation by 247Sports.com ... played tight end and fullback on offense and at defensive end ... had 1,229 rushing yards rushing and 21 touchdowns along with 15 receptions for 256 yards and one touchdown as a senior ... had 288 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries as a junior ... coached by Leroy Kinard ... recruited by Danny Pearman and Jeff Scott ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... his father, Dayne Williams, played for Florida State against Clemson in the famous 1988 “Puntrooskie Game;” Dayne took the snap from center on the play, put the ball between the legs of the upback, Leroy Butler, who then raced down the sideline ... born Jan. 26, 1996.
Mickey Plyler on Williams: I remember his dad from his FSU days. Garrett is another tough kid. He is versatile in that he can play as an on the line tight end but he is athletic enough to get involved in the passing game too. Clemson has a great tight end tradition now and athletically Williams takes a backseat to no one.
Reminds Plyler of: Michael Palmer

Clelin Ferrell DE 6-5 220 Richmond, VA
No. 115 player and No. 7 defensive end in the nation and No. 5 player in Virginia by 247Sports.com ... No. 135 player and No. 6 defensive end in the nation and No. 5 player in Virginia by Rivals.com ... No. 136 player in the nation and No. 5 player in Virginia by ESPN ... No. 196 player in the nation by Scout.com ... joined Chad Smith as first Tiger signees from Virginia since Tajh Boyd (2009) ... Under Armour All-America Game selection, but did not play due to injury ... did not play as a senior due to a torn ACL ... had 60 tackles, 26 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks as a junior ... all-state selection as a junior ... played two years of basketball ... coached by Greg Lilly ... recruited by Marion Hobby and Brent Venables ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... born May 17, 1997.
Mickey Plyler on Ferrell: "Ferrell is a very athletic pass rushing prospect. I like his quickness and first step. He is coming off of an injury but his upside is very high. This defensive end class is special and Ferrell might be the best of the bunch."
Reminds Plyler of: Andre Branch

Deon Cain WR 6-2 200 Tampa, FL
Consensus top-50 national player who was a quarterback most of his high school career, but is slated to play wide receiver at Clemson ... his performance in practice and during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl contributed to his ranking spike; he had a 54-yard passing touchdown and 50-yard receiving touchdown in the game ... No. 17 player and No. 4 wide receiver in the nation and No. 6 player in Florida by Rivals.com ... No. 19 player and No. 3 wide receiver in the nation and No. 9 player in Florida by 247Sports.com ... No. 25 player and No. 2 wide receiver in the nation and No. 9 player in Florida by ESPN ... No. 46 player and No. 7 wide receiver in the nation and No. 9 player in Florida by Scout.com ... second-team All-American by USA Today ... AAAAAAA first-team all-state ... had 1,892 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns along with five passing touchdowns as a senior ... had 1,900 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior ... had 1,627 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore ... coached by Jayson Roberts ... recruited by Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... born Aug. 9, 1996.
Mickey Plyler on Cain: "Sammy was bigger at this stage and probably caught the ball a little better but Cain is similar in that is a playmaker. Cain has a huge upside. He can make so many things happen with the ball in his hands. He is raw because he has mostly played quarterback but he really shows out when he does get a chance to play receiver in camps. This is what a five star looks like."
Reminds Plyler of: Sammy Watkins

Christian Wilkins DT 6-4 290 Suffield, CT
No. 21 player and No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by Rivals.com ... No. 24 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by 247Sports.com ... No. 32 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by ESPN ... No. 39 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 2 player in Connecticut by Scout.com ... had 253 tackles, 69.5 tackles for loss, 28.5 sacks and six recovered fumbles in 35 career games ... had 71 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, eight sacks and four caused fumbles as a senior ... had 57 tackles and 20 tackles for loss as a junior ... had 12 receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore ... four-year letterman in basketball who averaged 19.9 points and 11.8 rebounds per game as a junior ... recruited by Dan Brooks and Brent Venables ... coached by Andrew Gamere ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... born Dec. 20, 1995.
Mickey Plyler on Wilkins: "This might be the best prospect in the class. It is so rare to see a massive man of this size move the way Wilkins moves. God just doesn't make too many like this talent. You just don't see this kind of quick burst and athleticism from me this size. The only players who you can compare him to are guys in the NFL. It says a lot about Clemson and Brent Venables to be able to go into the Northeast and get this type of prospect."
Reminds Plyler of: Chester McGlockton

Judah Davis LB 6-2 212 Clemson, SC
Part of first twin brother combination to come to Clemson since Peter and Andy Ford signed in February of 1993...his brother J.D. Davis is a member of 2014 signee class...son of former Clemson All-American, 1981 National Championship team captain and College Football Hall of Famer Jeff Davis...starting linebacker on Daniel High Team that had a 14-1 record and went to the state championship game in 2013...high school teammate of Clemson running back signee Jae'lon Oglesby...had outstanding senior year with 86 total tackles and a blocked punt that had a big impact in a key Daniel victory...had 16 tackles for loss, seven of which were sacks...had nine quarterback hurries, second on the team...one of the reasons Daniel held 10 teams to 10 points or less and posted five shutouts...recruited by Chad Morris...wore #36 and played his high school football for Randy Robinson.
Mickey Plyler on Davis: "I've known Jeff and Joni Davis for years and think the world of their entire family. I have watched the twins grow up from youth ball through this year. They have continued to get bigger and better every year. These are good football players who had very good senior seasons."
Reminds Plyler of: Jeff Davis of course


J.D. Davis LB 6-2 218 Clemson, SC
Part of first twin brother combination to come to Clemson since Peter and Andy Ford signed in February of 1993...his brother is Clemson linebacker signee Judah Davis...son of former Clemson All-American, 1981 National Championship team captain and College Football Hall of Famer Jeff Davis...starting linebacker on Daniel High Team that had a 14-1 record and went to the state championship game in 2013...high school teammate of Clemson running back signee Jae'lon Oglesby...had outstanding senior year with 87 total tackles and a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown...had eight tackles for loss, three of which were sacks...one of the reasons Daniel held 10 teams to 10 points or less and posted five shutouts...recruited by Chad Morris...wore #33 and played his high school football for Randy Robinson.
Mickey Plyler on Davis: "I've known Jeff and Joni Davis for years and think the world of their entire family. I have watched the twins grow up from youth ball through this year. They have continued to get bigger and better every year. These are good football players who had very good senior seasons."
Reminds Plyler of: Jeff Davis of course

Jalen Williams LB 5-11 220 Columbia, SC
Ranked as the #29 prospect in South Carolina by ESPN.com and 34th by 247Sports.com...three-star prospect by Rivals.com...recorded 21 tackles and a sack as a sophomore (2011), then made significant improvement to 115 tackles, nine tackles for loss with three sacks as a junior (2012)...has incredible nose for the football, he had six fumble recoveries and four caused fumbles as a senior at Blythewood...finished senior year with 101 total tackles, nine tackles for loss, six fumble recoveries for 36 return yards and one interception...had six tackles, three fumble recoveries, a caused fumble and an interception vs. Aiken High in 2013...named the MVP of the victorious North team in annual South Carolina North-South game in which he had six tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown...finished high school career with 186 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, one INT and six fumble recoveries...also caused six fumbles...also played basketball at Blythewood...recruited to Clemson by Brent Venables...wore #8 at Blythewood High School where he played for Head Coach Dan Morgan.
Mickey Plyler on Williams: "This is a very productive linebacker. If he were a little taller he would receive a ton of offers. Clemson thinks they have found a very good talent. He has very good instincts and finishes tackles. Clemson has had some great linebackers that were on the short side and Williams looks like the next in that line."
Reminds Plyler of: Norman Haynes

LaSamuel Davis DE 6-4, 215 Bamberg, SC
No. 31 defensive end in the nation and No. 10 player in South Carolina by ESPN ... No. 33 defensive end in the nation and No. 12 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... No. 13 player in South Carolina by Scout.com ... No. 14 player in South Carolina by 247Sports.com ... defensive player-of-the-year by High School Sports Report ... had 120 tackles, 16 sacks, three recovered fumbles and one interception as a senior ... had 112 tackles, 38 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a junior ... from the same hometown as former Tiger defensive ends Ricky Sapp and Da’Quan Bowers, both of whom played in the NFL ... coached by Kevin Crosby ... recruited by Marion Hobby ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... born Aug. 19, 1995.
Mickey Plyler on Davis: Davis is a long, athletic pass rusher. I had a high school coach tell me that he thinks he has NFL potential. Davis will have to fill out his frame but I love his wingspan. His stock soared after an MVP performance at the North-South All-Star game.
Reminds Plyler of: Bryant McNeal

Mark Fields CB 5-10, 185 Charlotte, NC
Consensus top-150 national player ... U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection, the first person from his high school to be selected, but did not play due to injury ... won the Fastest Man competition at The Opening ... ... No. 95 player and No. 9 defensive back in the nation and No. 4 player in North Carolina by 247 Sports ... No. 106 player and No. 14 defensive back in the nation and No. 3 player in North Carolina by Scout.com ... No. 113 player and No. 10 defensive back in the nation and No. 5 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... No. 163 player and No. 15 defensive back in the nation and No. 6 player in North Carolina by ESPN ... had 45 tackles, two interceptions and a recovered fumble as a senior ... had 32 tackles and three interceptions along with 105 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries and 160 yards on four punt returns, including a 65-yard return, as a junior ... teammate of fellow signee Van Smith ... coached by Miles Aldridge, who was linebackers coach under Clemson Head Coach Danny Ford in the 1980s ... recruited by Danny Pearman and Mike Reed ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... son of former Washington State and Carolina Panther linebacker Mark Fields, who was a first-round pick (No. 13 overall) of the 1995 draft by the New Orleans Saints; played in two Pro Bowls ... born Oct. 10, 1996.
Mickey Plyler on Fields: Its always nice to steal one from your rival. One Gamecock analyst told me this was the best player in South Carolina's class. Fields combines great strength with blazing speed. His dad played in the NFL and it wouldn't surprise me if we saw Mark develop into an NFL prospect. Fields is big enough and physical enough to take on the bigger wide outs. He has elite speed to handle the speedy wide outs. This was a major pickup at a crucial position.
Reminds Plyler of: Justin Miller

Amir Trapp CB 5-9 160 Central, SC
Mickey Plyler on Trapp: "Trapp is short but competes. If he were two inches taller he would be higher ranked. He really competes with the ball in the air. Perhaps his biggest contribution may come as a kick return specialist."
Reminds Plyler of: Darius Robinson

Tanner Muse LB/S 6-4, 205 Belmont, NC
No. 17 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... had eight interceptions in his last three seasons ... had 150 tackles and four interceptions along with 1,292 yards on 90 carries, including six 100-yard rushing games, and seven receptions for 150 yards as a senior ... first-team all-state as a defensive player ... Shrine Bowl selection ... had 47 tackles along with 400 rushing yards and five touchdowns as a junior ... hit .474 with five homers and 33 RBIs as a junior center fielder ... coached by Mickey Lineberger ... recruited by Dan Brooks and Mike Reed ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... born Sept. 6, 1996.
Mickey Plyler on Muse: This is one of the most intriguing prospects of the class. Muse is built like a linebacker but runs like a safety. His is also a hitter. On tape he just loves to hit. I can see him being a physical presence at safety, but I can also see him growing into a linebacker down the road.
Reminds Plyler of: Billy Davis

* Bios from Clemson Sports Information

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