Twenty-Seven First-Year Players Report at Clemson


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Clemson, SC—Clemson Head Coach Tommy Bowden welcomed 23 signees and four walk-ons to campus on Sunday afternoon. The Tiger rookies will open practice on Monday at 10:00 AM. The new players will also practice at 4:45 PM on Monday. They will have two more practices on Tuesday, then have an academic day on Wednesday. The Clemson varsity reports on August 9th and the first day of practice for the entire squad will take place on the morning of August 10th.


“This is a large class and a lot of them have a chance to contribute right away,” said Bowden. “Last year we had a small class report (just 12 first-year freshmen in Clemson’s class a year ago at this time.). Obviously the receivers and defensive linemen in this class will get a strong look early because that is the area where we have some openings. I am anxious to see them on the practice field on Monday morning.”


In addition to the signees listed below, four walk-ons reported on Sunday. They are Steve Creed, a center from Myrtle Beach, SC; Phillip Dieckmann, an offensive lineman from Lexington, SC, Nigel Vaughn, a linebacker from Atlanta, GA and Scott Wade, a linebacker from Columbia, SC. Vaughn is the brother of Clemson starting defensive end Khaleed Vaughn. Wade is a transfer from the United States Naval Academy.


2001 Clemson Signees who reported, Sunday, August 5th


	No.	Name              	Pos.	Hgt.	Wgt.	Cl.	Exp.	Hometown	High School/JUCO
	18	Curtis Baham     	DB	6-1	180	Fr.	HS	New Orleans, LA	John Curtis
	86	Charles Bennett    	DE	6-4	220	Fr.	HS	Camden, SC	Camden
	28	Kyle Browning      	RB	5-9	170	Fr.	HS	Union, SC	Union
	25	Roscoe Crosby      	WR	6-3	200	Fr.	HS	Union, SC	Union
	9	Airese Currie    	WR	5-11	175	Fr.	HS	Columbia, SC	Richland Northeast
	31	David Dunham      	SS	6-2	205	Fr.	HS	Lake City, FL	Columbia
	99	Maurice Fountain	DE	6-4	230	Fr.	HS	Camden, SC	Fork Union Mil (VA)
	24	Jamaal Fudge            DB	5-10	180	Fr.	HS	Jacksonville, FL	White
	87	Ben Hall        	TE	6-5	225	Fr.	HS	Wellford,SC	Byrnes
	30	Clifford  Harrell	FB	6-1	225	Fr.	HS	Tallahassee, FL	N. Florida Christian Acad.
	43	LeRoy Hill       	LB	6-1	215	Fr.	HS	Haddock, GA	Baldwin
	13	Tye Hill        	RB	5-10	175	Fr.	HS	St. George, SC	Woodland
	94	Mark Jetton     	DL	6-4	220	Fr.	HS	Charlotte, NC	Providence Day
	23	Tavaghn Monts   	DB	6-2	183	Fr.	HS	Jacksonville, FL	Ribault
	64	Chip Myrick     	OL	6-4	240	Fr.	HS	Atlanta, GA	Lovett
	49	Roosevelt Nelson	LB	6-2	205	Fr.	HS	Rembert, SC	Crestwood
	76	Grant Oliver    	OL	6-5	300	Fr.	HS	Lexington, SC	Lexington
	29	Travis Pugh     	DB	6-1	180	Fr.	HS	Manning, SC	Manning
	38	Eric Sampson    	LB	6-3	205	Fr.	HS	Jacksonville, FL	White
	92	Trey Tate       	DL	6-4	250	Fr.	HS	Gaffney, SC	Gaffney
	90	Rod Whipple       	DE	6-5	220	Fr.	HS	Toomsboro, GA	Wilkinson County
	6	Charlie Whitehurst	QB	6-4	195	Fr.	HS	Duluth, GA	Chattahoochee
	81	Bobby Williamson	TE	6-3	240	Fr.	HS	Tarpon Springs, FL	East Lake

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