Signing Day Central 2017


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# Name POS HT, WT Espn Rivals Scout 247 ESPN Stars Hometown Status
1. Blake Vinson OT 6-5, 285 #26 OG #50 OT #31 OT #43 OT Citra, FL Enrolled
2. Hunter Johnson QB 6-3, 205 #1 QB #2 QB #5 QB #3 Pro-QB Brownsburg, IN Enrolled
3. Baylon Spector OLB 6-2, 205 #40 OLB #33 ILB #70 S #35 S Calhoun, GA Enrolled
4. Logan Rudolph LB/DE 6-3, 230 #40 DE #48 OLB #14 ATH #27 WDE Rock Hill, SC Enrolled
5. Noah DeHond OT 6-7, 325 #47 OT #48 OT #68 OT #46 OT Hightstown, NJ 7:05 AM
6. Matt Bockhorst OG 6-5, 300 #12 OG #17 OG #18 OG #23 OG Cincinnati, OH 7:10 AM
7. Tee Higgins WR 6-4, 175 #2 WR #2 WR #4 WR #4 WR Oak Ridge, TN 7:20 AM
8. Amari Rodgers WR 5-10, 195 #12 WR #30 WR #28 WR #17 WR Knoxville, TN 7:25 AM
9. Jordan Williams DE 6-5, 260 #18 DE #4 SDE #27 DE #7 WDE Virginia Beach, VA 7:35 AM
10. Justin Foster LB 6-4, 247 #5 OLB #18 WDE #15 OLB #8 WDE Shelby, NC 8:15 AM
11. Chase Brice QB 6-3, 195 #15 QB #10 QB #27 QB #14 Pro-QB Loganville, GA 8:25 AM
12. Travis Etienne RB 5-11, 210 #13 RB #26 RB #17 RB #16 RB Jennings, LA 8:50 AM
13. LeAnthony Williams CB 6-0, 175 #20 CB #11 DB #28 CB #31 CB Roswell, GA 9:00 AM
14. A.J. Terrell CB 6-2, 180 #9 CB #2 CB #10 S #7 CB Atlanta, GA 9:35 AM
15. Will Swinney# WR 5-9, 170 NR NR NR NR Clemson, SC 9:40 AM
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* Dabo Swinney press conference - 4:15 p.m.

Blake Vinson OT 6-5, 285 Citra, FL

Rated as the No. 14 prospect in the

region by Scout … rated the No. 358 prospect in the nation

by 247 sports, No. 35 at his position ... committed

to Clemson on Jan. 31, 2016 ... one of the top players

at The Open regional event in Charlotte in the summer of

2016, he then was chosen for “The Opening” in Oregon

... earned a lot of attention at the Charlotte event because

he played all five offensive line positions ... one of

three offensive linemen in the Tigers’ 2017 class ... also

considered Florida, Tennessee and Georgia ... team was

10-2 his junior year and reached the state playoffs ...

played for Willie Offord as a senior ... team was 8-3 his

sophomore year and reached the state playoffs ... wore

#72 in high school ... recruited by Jeff Scott.

Mickey Plyler on Vinson: We didn't get to see Vinson much as a senior due to injury but his junior film looked good. I think he can play inside or outside. A lot of his early progress will depend on his health but he has a good upside. The Tiger staff could afford to be very selective in this class with offensive linemen and this is one they focused in on very early in the process.

Reminds Plyler of: T. J. Watkins

Hunter Johnson QB 6-3, 205 Brownsburg, IN

Rated as the top quarterback in the

nation by ESPN … the best player in the state of Indiana,

he was named Mr. Football in 2016 … a 2016

Elite 11 quarterback, his highest prospect rating is No.

18 by Rivals, which also ranks him as the best player

in Indiana and second-best quarterback in the nation ...

top prospect in Indiana and No. 2 quarterback nationally

by 247 Sports ... Most Valuable Player in the US Army

All-American game ... invited to the Nike event “The

Opening” in Oregon ... three-year starter for Brownsburg

High School played for John Hart ... completed 166-318

passes for 2,233 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior

when he led Brownsburg to 8-2 record ... also rushed for

525 yards and three scores ... had best game against Zionsville

when he completed 21-33 passes for 302 yards

and five scores ... had 105 rushing yards in a win over

Westfield ... as a junior, completed 174-316 passes for

2,542 yards and 31 touchdowns in just 10 games ... had

three games with at least five touchdown passes, including

a win over Lawrence North when he was 25-38 for

445 yards and six scores ... as a sophomore, completed

122-226 for 1,434 yards and 10 scores ... for his career,

completed 496-964 for 6,657 yards and 69 touchdowns

... also had 727 rushing yards, with 7,384 yards of total

offense and 76 total touchdowns ... received IFCA and

AP all-state honors as a junior and senior ... also an allstate

track performer in spring of 2015 ... ran on 4x400

relay team that finished fourth in the state in 2015 …

first Clemson signee from the state of Indiana on record

... wore #15 in high school ... recruited to Clemson by

Brandon Streeter.

Mickey Plyler on Johnson: Johnson is one of the best high school passers I have seen. I watched him at Clemson's camp and the ball just comes out of his hand different than almost anyone I have seen. He has all of the arm talent you can ask for. He is also a better athlete than people think. He is a track athlete with good feet and quickness.

Reminds Plyler of: Steve Fuller

Baylon Spector OLB 6-2, 205 Calhoun, GA

Played all over the field, including

linebacker and quarterback for Calhoun High School in

Georgia … first-team all-state at the AAA level in 2016

by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … helped Calhoun

High to an 11-3 record and to the second round of the

state playoffs ... led the defense with 78 tackles ... as

a quarterback in 2016, rushed for 788 yards and 13

touchdowns and passed for 483 yards and three scores

... had 63 tackles as a junior in 2015 and added 19

receptions for 378 yards and two scores ... as a sophomore,

completed 25-38 passes for 447 yards and six

scores ... had 71 tackles and an interception on defense

... threw a 40-yard touchdown pass on a double reverse

for what proved to be the winning score in the state

championship game victory ... that completed a 15-0

season ... played for Hal Lamb at Calhoun High ... knows

his way around Clemson, he is a second generation Tiger

... his father, Robbie, was a receiver for the Tigers who

lettered from 1988-90 … Robbie played on Tiger teams

that finished 10-2 all of those seasons, including the

ACC Championship team of 1988 ... was a member of

Clemson’s winningest class with 40 wins until the recent

run by the Tiger program ... committed to Clemson on

Aug. 15, 2015 … wore #4 at Calhoun High School ...

recruited by Brent Venables.

Mickey Plyler on Spector: Spector is a terrific athlete that played quarterback in high school. I saw him at Dabo Swinney's camp and liked his motor. I think he is athletic enough to cover in space but could also be dangerous coming off of the edge.

Reminds Plyler of: John Leake

Logan Rudolph LB/DE 6-3, 230 Rock Hill, SC

Came to Clemson with good genes,

his brother Mason is the starting quarterback at Oklahoma

State and is rated among the top 50 players in the

nation for 2017 by ESPN ... Mason also entered college

as a January enrollee ... a top-200 prospect nationally

according to Scout, which rated him No. 197 overall,

seventh-best in the state of South Carolina and No. 14 in

the nation at his position ... No. 4 player in the state and

No. 22 at his position by 247 Sports ... No. 8 prospect

in the state by ESPN … No. 7 in the state by Rivals

… played just two games in 2016, he suffered a torn

labrum in the second game of the year for Northwestern

High School and was lost for the season ... had 11

tackles over the first two games as a starting defensive

end ... in 2015 as a junior, helped Northwestern to a

14-1 record and state championship appearance … had

60 tackles, including 24.5 for loss, 14.5 of which were

sacks ... also had an interception, four caused fumbles

and three fumble recoveries ... had four sacks against

South Pointe and Nation Ford, his top two games of the

year ... played for Kyle Richardson his first three years,

Richardson is now a defensive analyst at Clemson ... as a

junior on offense, he had eight catches for 110 yards and

a score ... as a sophomore in 2014, had 20 receptions

for 224 yards and a score ... as a freshman in 2013,

had 22 catches for 168 yards and a score ... scored a

touchdown in first career game as a freshman against

South Aiken ... finished career with 50 catches for 502

yards and three scores ... committed to Clemson through

a video while he was chopping wood on May 6, 2016 ...

wore #4 at Northwestern ... played for David Pierce as a

senior ... recruited by Jeff Scott and Brent Venables.

Mickey Plyler on Rudolph: He missed most of his senior season with an injury but this is a tough, gritty kid. Few players play harder than Rudolph. He has a great motor. I think he will grow into a defensive end.

Reminds Plyler of: Kevin Alexander

Noah Dehond OT 6-7, 325 Hightstown, NJ

One of the largest signees in Clemson history, he is rated among the top players in the state of New Jersey ... top-10 prospect in the state by Max Preps (3rd), Rivals (9th), 247 Sports (10th) and ESPN (12th) ... No. 10 prospect in the region by Scout ... played at Peddie School his last two years ... all-state selection who helped his team to a 6-2 record ... named all-conference and all-area ... team captain ... played at McQuaid Jesuit High in New York prior to Peddie ... played for Chris Malleo at Peddie School, a former player at Northwestern ... wore #68 at Peddie School ... chose Clemson over Alabama and North Carolina ... recruited by Robbie Caldwell.

Mickey Plyler on DeHond: DeHond is a massive body. He is like most offensive line prospects in that he is raw but he comes from a good program and you can't coach his kind of size. On film he displays a nasty streak that Clemson coaches love. The other two offensive lineman can play inside or out but I think DeHond is a tackle all of the way.

Reminds Plyler of: Holland Postell

Matt Bockhorst OG 6-5, 300 Cincinnati, OH

2016 Under Armour All-American …did not play senior season due to injury suffered at The Opening in Oregon on July 10 … still listed as a top-200 prospect by many of the services for 2016 ... rated No. 157 in the nation by ESPN, they also list him No. 5 in the state of Ohio and No. 12 at his position nationally … No. 240 prospect by 247 Sports and No. 245 by Scout … No. 11 prospect in the state and No. 14 at his position by 247 Sports … first team all-state as a junior ... a 4.0 student, he committed to Clemson on January 30, 2016 … first Clemson signee from the state of Ohio since Cole Stoudt in 2011 … wore #77 at St. Xavier High School where he played for Steve Specht … recruited by Robbie Caldwell.

Mickey Plyler on Bockhorst: Bockhorst is the highest rated of the incoming offensive lineman. He is a unique prospect with a great personality. He has natural leadership skills. Players tend to gravitate towards him. He seems to be one of the leaders of this class with players like Brice and Rodgers. I like his film but we didn't get a chance to see him as a senior due to a knee injury. He reminds me of several recent offensive line takes because he plays with a nasty streak.

Reminds Plyler of: Nathan Bennett

Tee Higgins WR 6-4, 175 Oak Ridge, TN

Highest rated signee in Clemson’s

2017 class according to ESPN, Scout and 247 Sports

... rated the No. 15 prospect in the nation by Rivals, No.

1 in Tennessee and No. 2 wide receiver in the nation …

rated No. 18 overall, including second among receivers

and second in Tennessee according to ESPN … rated the

No. 19 prospect in the nation, No. 2 receiver and No. 3

in Tennessee by 247 Sports … second-team USA Today

All-American ... played in the Under Armour All-American

game in Orlando, Fla. ... Mr. Football in Tennessee

at the AAAAA level in 2015 and 2016 ... as a senior,

had 68 receptions for 1,044 yards and 18 touchdowns

... added three scores on punt returns and one on an

interception return ... that was an 89-yard return for a

score ... helped his Oak Ridge High School team to a

9-3 record as a senior ... as a junior, had 46 receptions

for 841 yards and 16 touchdowns ... helped team to an

11-3 record as a junior ... named AAAAA Back of the

Year by the Tennessee Titans ... as a sophomore, helped

team to undefeated season with 23 receptions for 387

yards and six scores ... started as a freshman, the first

freshman to start at his high school since 2002 ... played

for Joe Gaddis ... outstanding basketball player as well,

he was a finalist for Mr. Basketball in Tennessee as a junior ... averaged 15 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as

a junior ... has done well on the hardcourt as a senior as

well, helping his team to a 20-2 record through January

2017 ... committed to Clemson on July 4, 2016 ... wore

#5 in football and basketball in high school ... chose

Clemson over Tennessee, Ohio State, Florida State and

Alabama ... recruited by Jeff Scott and Dan Brooks.

Mickey Plyler on Higgins: I think Higgins is the best prospect in this class. He is a rare athlete. The only wide out I have seen as equipped as Higgins entering Clemson is Sammy Watkins. Higgins is about 6-5 and has all of the skill of the big wide outs. He can go get the fade route and jump balls. he can go get the back shoulder throws. But his top end speed is unmatched. He shifts like a smaller wide out. Higgins can take screen passes and underneath passes and turn them into 80-yard touchdowns like Watkins did. I watched him at Clemson's camp and his hands are college ready. God doesn't make too many athletes like Higgins.

Reminds Plyler of: Randy Moss or A.J. Green. Former Clemson player would be a faster Mike Williams, Martavis Bryant

Amari Rodgers WR 5-10, 195 Knoxville, TN

Played in the Under Armour All-American

Game in Orlando, Fla. … national top-100 prospect

by ESPN, which rated him No. 72 overall ... No. 4 in

the state of Tennessee and No. 12 at his position by

ESPN ... rated No. 104 by 247 Sports, seventh in the

state and No. 15 at the wide receiver position ... named

Mr. Football at the AAAA level in the state of Tennessee

each of the last two years ... for his career, had 3,498

receiving yards and 47 touchdowns ... averaged 31 yards

per reception as a senior when he had 40 catches for

1,238 yards and 18 scores ... played for Steve Mathews

at Knoxville Catholic ... big play performer, he had 10

catches of 50 yards or more as a senior ... scored a

touchdown on the team’s first possession of the game on

either a scrimmage play or return six times as a senior

… had seven 100-yard receiving games, including two

with at least 200 yards as a senior ... had best game

as a senior on his birthday, when he had eight catches

for 251 yards and four scores ... the touchdown catches

were 52, 35, 82 and 12 yards ... team finished 10-2 and

reached second round of playoffs ... as a junior, had 61

receptions for 1,570 yards and 23 touchdowns, a 25.7-

yard average per catch ... also had three rushing touchdowns,

two on punt returns, two on kickoff returns and

one on an interception return for 31 total touchdowns ...

gained 2,511 all-purpose yards as a junior ... also had

38 tackles on defense as a cornerback ... had a 93-yard

punt return for a score as junior ... team finished with

11-3 record ... as a sophomore, had 25 catches for 407

yards and six sores ... ran the ball more that year, he was

the team’s top rusher with 93 carries for 725 yards and

nine scores ... had an 87-yard run on offense and 47-

yard pick-six on defense ... committed to Clemson and

assistant coach Jeff Scott on Valentine’s Day 2016 ...

son of former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin, who led

the Vols to the 1998 National Championship ... Martin

is now an assistant coach at Southern California ... from

same area as fellow signee Tee Higgins ... wore #3 in

high school ... recruited by Jeff Scott and Dan Brooks

Mickey Plyler on Rodgers: This is a special young man. He is short and his body looks more like a running back, but Rodgers is special. He is exactly what Clemson was looking for in replacing Artavis Scott. Rodgers has explosive bursts in space. He catches the ball well and even though he is short, he jumps through the roof and high points the football. On top of all that, he is a natural leader. He has that high character intangibles that Artavis brought to the table.

Reminds Plyler of: Artavis Scott, Ray Ray McCloud

Jordan Williams DE 6-5, 260 Virginia Beach, VA

Rated the No. 135 overall prospect,

No. 4 player in the state of Virginia and No. 4 outside

linebacker in the nation by Rivals … played in the US

Army All-American game ... rated the No. 176 prospect

by 247 Sports ... No. 5 in the state and No. 13 at his

position as well ... No. 254 nationally and No. 8 in the

state by ESPN ... No. 5 prospect in the region by Scout

… helped Cox High School and coach Bill Stachelski to

a 9-3 record and state playoff berth in 2016 ... had 50

tackles, including 17 for loss, three pass defended, two

caused fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior

... also had a touchdown on a recovery ... first-team allstate

at the highest level of high school football in Virginia

... as a junior, had 39 tackles, including 12.5 for

loss, including five sacks ... had two interceptions, seven

passes broken up, one caused fumble and two fumble

recoveries ... wore #59 at Cox High School ... recruited

by Brent Venables.

Mickey Plyler on Jordan Williams: Clemson loves their defensive ends to be ready made. This is exactly what Williams brings. He looks like Clelin Ferrell, Austin Bryant, Shaq Lawson, Xavier Kelly. he has a great frame. Williams won't have to change his body to compete. I would be surprised if he is red-shirted if he stays healthy.

Reminds Plyler of: Austin Bryant

Justin Foster LB 6-4, 247 Shelby, NC

National top-100 prospect according

to ESPN, he played in the US Army All-Star Game in San

Antonio, Texas ... rated as No. 73 overall prospect in the

nation and No. 1 in the state of North Carolina by ESPN,

who also has him as the fifth-best player at his position

... rated No. 152 in the nation by 247 Sports, third-best

in North Carolina and No. 11 at his position ... No. 218

overall, No. 9 in the region and No. 15 at his position by

Scout … No. 6 prospect in the state and No. 18 at his

position ... from the same area of North Carolina as 2016

All-American defensive tackle Carlos Watkins ... played

for North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl in December 2016

... started on Crest’s AAA state championship teams of

2014 and 2015, the Chargers reached the playoffs again

in 2016 ... played for coach Will Clark ... team finished

9-4 as a senior when Foster had a career-high 83 tackles,

14 for loss and six sacks ... as a junior, had 67 tackles,

including 12 for loss in helping Crest to a perfect season

... had 10 tackles in the state championship game as a

junior ... started as a sophomore and had 57 tackles, including

seven for loss ... had 207 tackles and 33 tackles

for loss his last three years of high school ... committed

to Clemson on October 10 at halftime of his game ...

also considered Notre Dame and Tennessee ... solid basketball

player, he averaged 12 points per game and shot

64 percent from the field as a freshman ... averaged 10

points per game on a 23-5 team as a sophomore ... had

17 points and nine rebounds in his first basketball game

in November 2013 ... wore #35 in football and #44 in

basketball ... recruited by Dan Brooks.

Mickey Plyler on Foster: Foster is a huge linebacker that could grow into a defensive end. He runs well for a linebacker, but could be a much faster by defensive end standards. He is more athletic than current Clemson defensive end Chris Register. He is a little like Richard Yeargin but maybe without as much fast twitch. This is another bright kid and another high character prospect.

Reminds Plyler of: Chris Register

Chase Brice QB 6-3, 195 Loganville, GA

Led Grayson High School to state championship in 2016 and a 40-7 record as starting quarterback over the last four years ... national top-200 prospect by Rivals, regardless of position, he is rated No. 184 overall … No. 16 in the state of Georgia and No. 10 at his position by Rivals … No. 11 player in the nation at his position by 247 Sports … No. 15 prospect at his position by ESPN … led Grayson to 14-1 record and the AAAAAAA state title as a senior … team was ranked 10th in the final USA Today Top 25 ... just the second state title in school history ... had incredible senior year passing the ball, with 33 touchdown passes and only three interceptions ... completed 173 of 269 passes for 2,830 yards ... completion percentage was .643 and his passing efficiency was 190.9 ... completed 18-27 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns in that state title game ... as a junior, led Grayson to the semifinals of the state playoffs and a 13-1 record ... threw for 2,703 yards and 29 touchdowns against just nine interceptions ... led team to 10-2 record as a sophomore, he completed 139-229 for 1,941 yards and 20 touchdowns ... started six games as a freshman as well ... for career, was 524-848 for 7,977 yards and 89 touchdowns against only 25 interceptions ... had 62 touchdowns versus 11 interceptions over last two years ... all-state, all-county and all-metro selection ... uncle, Mickey Conn, is a defensive backs coach at Clemson ... wore #2 at Grayson, where he played for Jeff Herron ... recruited by Brandon Streeter.

Mickey Plyler on Brice: Brice has the "IT" Factor. He just has something about him. He is very tough, very smart and is just a winner. His arm talent is more than adequate but what separates him is the leadership. Brice just has the intangibles. He will not be as talented as Johnson or Trevor Lawrence next year, but some inside the program think he still wins the job.

Reminds Plyler of: Brandon Streeter

Travis Etienne RB 5-11, 210 Jennings, LA

Clemson’s last commitment in the

class of 2017, he committed on Jan. 26 and signed just

six days later ... top-125 prospect by ESPN, he ranks

No. 114 overall, is the No. 13 running back and No.

4 player in the state of Louisiana ... No. 8 prospect in

the state by 247 Sports ... helped Jennings High to an

11-2 record in 2016 and third round of the state playoffs

... had incredible senior year, rushing for 2,459 yards

on just 211 attempts, an 11.7 yards per rush figure ...

had 35 rushing touchdowns and 39 total touchdowns ...

had two receiving and two on kickoff returns ... produced

100-yard games 12 out of 13 contests … that includes

six games with at least 200 rushing yards … had at least

one touchdown in every game and multiple touchdowns

in 10 games ... had season-high 18 rushes for 283 yards

and three scores against Iota High School ... averaged

22 yards per rush and scored five touchdowns against

Brusly High in a state playoff game ... averaged 40 yards

per kickoff return on just six attempts for the year ...

had 2,799 all-purpose yards as a senior and 39 touchdowns

for 222 total points ... as a junior, had 2,938

rushing yards over just 11 games, 267 per game ... had

42 touchdowns ... added five catches for 134 yards, a

27-yard average ... had 11 kickoff returns for 342 yards

as well ... for his career, had 7,518 rushing yards in 42

games, 179 per game ... had 103 rushing touchdowns

… added 18 receptions for 421 yards for his career ...

had 22 kickoff returns for 822 yards, a 37-yard average

… had 115 total touchdowns and 8,864 total yards …

played for Rusty Phelps at Jennings High ... three-time

all-district three years and All-Parish performer ... allstate

in 2015 and state AAA MVP in 2015 … first-team

All-Southwest Louisiana in 2015 and 2016, first-team

All-Louisiana Coaches Association in 2015 and firstteam

All-USA Today Louisiana in 2015 ... his college

decision came down to Clemson, LSU, Texas A&M and

Tennessee ... first Clemson signee from Louisiana since

Nick Watkins in 2003 ... wore #8 at Jennings in football

and #13 in basketball ... recruited by Tony Elliott.

Mickey Plyler on Etienne: Etienne is a special talent. He played in a wing-t offense like Wayne Gallman and runs a little like Gallman. He has great vision like James Davis, but with more top end speed. He rushed for over 5,000 yards and 78 touchdowns the last two seasons. Clemson wasn't recruiting him until Alabama turned the Tigers on to him and Clemson fell in love with him. He is a former A&M commit, but Clemson went into Louisiana and beat LSU on the best back in the state. Depth is an issue at running back so Etienne may get a long look in the fall.

Reminds Plyler of: James Davis

LeAnthony Williams CB 6-0, 175 Roswell, GA

Consensus top-250 prospect nationally

... highest ratings come from Rivals, which lists him

as the No. 111 overall prospect in the nation, No. 11

in the state of Georgia and No. 11 at his position ...

rated No. 204 by 247 Sports … No. 272 overall and No.

9 in the region by Scout … rated No. 212 overall, No.

27 in the state and No. 20 at his position by ESPN …

helped Roswell High to Georgia AAAAAAA championship

game, where it lost in overtime to Grayson High School

and fellow signee Chase Brice ... had 42 tackles, five interceptions,

five passes broken up and a fumble recovery

as a senior in 2016 ... had 10 tackles in season opener

against Buford ... team finished No. 8 in the nation in the

USA Today Top 25 after a second straight 14-1 season

... his high school program was 28-2 his last two years

and now he has joined a college program that was 28-2

the last two years ... Roswell reached the championship

game in 2015 as well when Williams was also a starting

cornerback ... played for John Ford ... high school

teammate of current Clemson linebacker Tre Lamar ...

committed to Clemson on Feb. 22, 2016 ... narrowed

his college choices to Clemson, Notre Dame, Georgia,

Tennessee and Florida ... recruited by Mike Reed and

Tony Elliott.

Mickey Plyler on LeAnthony Williams: Williams grew up in a very competitive environment and played for one of the state of Georgia's top program. You can tell he is very well coached. Williams is very physical and reminds me a little of Cordrea Tankersley coming out of high school. Clemson has really upgraded the secondary with the last few classes and Williams fits right in athletically.

Reminds Plyler of: Cordrea Tankersley

AJ Terrell CB 6-2, 180 Atlanta, GA

Highest rated signee among the 2017

signing class by any service, he is No. 13 overall and a

five-star prospect in the nation by Rivals … played in

the Under Armour All-American game in Orlando, Fla.

… No. 2 at his position and in the state of Georgia by

Rivals … rated No. 55 prospect in the nation by 247

Sports, sixth-best at his position and seventh-best in the

state of Georgia ... rated No. 96 overall in the nation by

Scout, which ranks him as the sixth-best player in the

region and 10th-best at his position ... No. 106 prospect

overall, No. 9 at his position and No. 15 in the state by

ESPN ... played in the secondary and at quarterback and

receiver as a senior, helping Westlake to an 11-4 record

and semifinal appearance in the state playoffs … had

two touchdown receptions and one rushing score against

East Coweta in a 37-34 win as a senior ... committed

to Clemson on Aug. 19, 2016 ... AAAAAAA Player of

the Year in Georgia by the Coaches Association ... played

his senior year for Kareem Reid … first-team all-state in

2016 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … as a senior,

had 53 tackles, 36 first hits and 17 assists ... added

eight tackles for loss, two interceptions, and 13 passes

broken up ... as a junior, had 55 tackles and two interceptions

on defense ... also had team-best 16 passes

defended ... scored eight touchdowns as a junior, five on

receptions, one on a fumble return, one on an interception

return and one on a kickoff return ... averaged 30

yards per kickoff return as a junior ... wore #8 in high

school ... selected Clemson over Florida, Alabama and

Georgia ... recruited by Mike Reed.

Mickey Plyler on Terrell: Terrell is not a polished corner yet, but he is a five star due to his freakish skill set. You don't see corners this tall who can flip their hips like Terrell. He is extremely physical. His film features him just destroying wide outs. Terrell attacks the wide receiver screens. His body looks like a safety but his flexibility, agility, quickness and top end speed make him a corner. Clemson hasn't had too many five star corners but this one has a very high ceiling.

Reminds Plyler of: Taller Justin Miller

Will Swinney WR 5-9, 170 Clemson, SC NR

Top receiver for Daniel High School in Clemson, where he had 48 catches for 603 yards and six scores in 2016 ... led team in total receptions, yards and touchdowns ... had at least two receptions in every game in 2016 ... named all-region as a senior, he was team offensive MVP and one of the team captains ... had strong early-season game against rival Seneca with six receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown ... in win over Ninety Six, had career highs in receptions (7), yards (118) and touchdowns (2) ... had longest reception of the year on a 53-yard scoring catch against Wren ... had over 900 all-purpose yards including kick returns ... as a junior had 33 receptions for 420 yards and five touchdowns ... played four years of football, two years of basketball and four years of baseball ... will play baseball at Daniel this spring ... candidate to play slot receiver and serve as holder for the Tigers ... played receiver, cornerback and various positions on special teams, including holder at Daniel ... wore #16 at Daniel ... brother, Drew, also plays for the Lions ... played for Jeff Fruster ... son of Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney.

* Bios from Clemson Sports Information

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