Top Defensive End Commits to Tigers


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CLEMSON, SC -- According to www.mickeyplyler.com defensive end Charles Bennett from Camden, SC has committed to Clemson after a visit from Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden on Tuesday.


The 6-4, 215-pound Bennett recorded 85 tackles and 8 sacks as a junior. He followed that up with 98 tackles and 14 sacks as a senior. Bennett will join his former high school teammate Mo Fountain at Clemson next fall.


Mickeyplyler.com ranks Bennett as the No. 8 player overall in the state of South Carolina. He was also selected to play in the SC North-South All-Star Game.


Bennett chose the Tigers over South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. He was recruited by Clemson assistant Brad Scott.


Reported Clemson Commitments


1. Ryan Cubit QB Columbia MO Portage Central 6-2 190 4.70
2. Charlie Whitehurst QB Alpharetta GA Chattahoochee 6-5 195 4.70
3. Kyle Browning RB Union SC Union 5-8 165 4.50

4. Cliff Harrell RB Tallahassee FL N Florida Christian 6-1 235 4.70
5. Tye Hill RB/DB St. George SC Woodland 5-9 170 4.30
6. Tymere Zimmerman WR Bennettsville SC Marlboro County 6-2 185 4.65

7. Bobby Williamson TE Tarpon Springs FL East Lake 6-4 240 4.65
8. Grant Oliver OL Lexington SC Lexington 6-5 285 5.00
9. Eric Coleman OL Fork Union, VA Fork Union 6-3 275
10. Chip Myrick DL Atlanta GA Lovette School 6-5 245 4.75
11. Leo Reed DL Georgetown SC Georgetown 6-4 270 4.90
12. Jeff Littlejohn DL Gaffney SC Gaffney 6-2 290 5.10

13. Trey Tate DL Gaffney SC Gaffney 6-4 240 4.80
14. Maurice Fountain DL Camden SC Camden 6-2 210 4.80
15. Mark Jetton DL Charlotte NC Providance 6-4 225 4.70
16. Leroy Hill LB Haddock GA Baldwin 6-0 200 4.60
17. Roger McIntosh LB Gaffney SC Gaffney 6-3 200 4.60
18. Roosevelt Nelson LB Rembert SC Crestwood 6-2 205 4.60

19. Eric Sampson DB/LB Jacksonville FL Edward H White 6-2 195 4.55
20. Curtis Baham DB New Orleans LA John Curtis Christian 6-1 180 4.50
21. David Dunham DB Columbus GA Hardaway 6-0 190 4.60
22. Travis Pugh DB Manning SC Manning 6-1 180 4.60
23. Tavaghn Monts DB Jacksonville FL Ribault 6-3 185 4.40
24. Jamaal Fudge DB Jacksonville FL Ed White 5-10 170 4.40
25. Rod Whipple DL Irwinton GA Wilkington County 6-5 200

26. Micheaux Hollingsworth DB Shannon NC Hoke County 5-11 190 4.30

27.Charles Bennett DE Camden, SC Camden 6-4 215 4.7

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