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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
comparing our new players to past players doesn't work as well.
With the talent of each team getting better and better; I think it will get harder and harder
for true freshman to see the field. In this year's class, IMO- I think 4 freshman are primed
to avoid a red shirt season in 2017, they are.....
WR- Tee Higgins....will see the field early and often; May end up starting before season's end.
DB- AJ Terrell.....Hard to teach size, and should be one of the best 4 corners when he arrives.
QB- Hunter Johnson...will compete for PT right away, plus he's already in school.
OL-N DeHond (Brockhorst)...I believe 1 OL will provide depth at RT, who will it be?
A great signing day but, I'm a little disappointed that we didn't sign one true 5 star player
The opposing D-linemen will not be able to see our qb. We can call it the hidden quarterback trick.
FSU definitely. Not sure about Georgia. They blew Clemson out in the 4th quarter. Gurley and Chubb? ran wild. But you could be correct, especially if DW4 kept the offense on the field and the D did not wear out in the 4th quarter.
Do I hear 19 from 15??
I was wary of DW4 wearing SF4's number. Until I got to know the young man a little bit. So to say. His off field persona is better than his on field persona which is saying a heckuva lot! Steve Fuller to me was the ultimate Clemson quarter back. Charlie Whitehurst was a good one, so was Boyd. But, Fuller was THE man! I've had the privilege of knowing Steve through my father's business in convenience stores. Steve's family has been involved for years. Steve is a fantastic human being. So, my trepidation was doubled allowing his number to be worn. But, I must say: DW4 owns the number as much as Steve does. He has embodied sportsmanship, humility, and grace throughout his collegiate career. Deshaun is type of young man you pray your daughter, or grand daughter brings home. I digress, my point was originally to be about Hunter Johmson. But, I wanted to establish the greatness of Steve Fuller. If, Johnson is 1/2 the man/QB Fuller is he will be a great one! If Fuller had the weapons Watson had, AND the offensive play calling and design he would have had exponentially better numbers. He had ridiculous numbers running under center, triple option, and mostly smash mouth football! Steve even says if he could have quarterbacked under this system, with these athletes he could have done some crazy things! He said he dreams about it! I'm excited to see who comes out of spring #1. If I know Dabo, it will be Kelly Bryant no matter what. Just like it was Cole Stoudt over Watson even though we all knew Watson needed to be starting. Oh, the possibilities! I think we beat UGA, and FSU Watson freshman year & who knows what after that?!
committed to FSU a couple of weeks ago.
I think half the class will play this year. Only one of the QBs will play if that, probably none of the OLs will play this year. The LBs and DEs will have to be starters on special teams to play very much.
There are some that have no plans to be in college more that 4 years, a red shirt makes no sense unless they are injured or not ready to contribute.
Is his weight. 175 at 6'4" is pretty light, he needs to put on some size, but he'll get there.
He'd have 6 stars.
What time is AJ Terrell expected to sign???
Click on the "Show More" under College Choices. He had a very nice list to choose from.http://www.tigernet.com/clemson-football/recruiting/player/Travis-Etienne-2591
either of the T-Net stories/profiles on him. Other places say LSU fans were mad though when he committed to us.
Can't believe Hunter Johnson is only a 4 star when he is #1 QB rated in most of the services, but still only 4 star in those same sources
reminds you of Randy Moss. I think he earns playing time early.
You have Noah as a 3 star at top but a 4 star in the bio. ESPN has him as a 4 star. Just want to make sure that list looks good up there!
6 signees from 6 states.
I use to worry about some kids we recruited. But I Dabo and company can definitely pick players better then I can.