August's Most Wanted: Part One
1) Clifton Geathers - Geathers still is not saying much, and he is beginning to hold out much like CJ Byrd last year. He has been difficult to get a good read on, but it does appear Clemson is in solid contention to land an official visit. Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida State are also very strong with Geathers. Geathers is a monster on both sides of the ball, which is why he has nearly 60+ offers.
2) Adam Patterson - Patterson is shaping up to be an in-state battle between Clemson and South Carolina. Burton Burns and Rick Stockstill are the recruitors on record, and this will be a battle. Patterson has remained non-committal on favorite, but he does have plans to attend games at both places this fall. Watch out for Florida, as the Gators have popped up on Patterson's radar recently. He could play defensive end or defensive tackle in college. He is one of the more physically impressive players, we will see this year.
3) Reshad Jones - Jones is one of the nation's most coveted safeties. Normally, this would be a done deal for Georgia, but Jones has stated he would like to go out-of-state. Clemson does present an opportunity for playing time, however Jones will not have to wait long anywhere. The Tigers are right in the thick of it, but they are fighting everyone for Jones.
4) Morrice Richardson - Richardson is the top linebacker on the board. The staff is looking to sign one more linebacker in this class and Richardson would be a huge get. Richardson has close to thirty offers including several big name programs. Richardson has not listed a top ten yet, but Clemson is expected to at least make the first cut. If Clemson starts strong, they could become a major player here. Richardson will likely be on campus for the Miami game.
5) Lee Tilley - Clemson had to do something right on Tilley's unofficial visit. Tilley has offers from almost every major southern school, but the Ohio native has not landed an offer from Ohio State. It has not seemed to bother Tilley, as he has interest in playing in warmer temperatures. Georgia is the leader, but Tilley will make an official visit to Clemson on September 16th.