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Is this Tommy Bowden's best recruiting class?

I really think it has the potential to be. The class of 2001 has been very successful on the field. When you are comparing the two classes, you are most likely counting Roscoe Crosby and Tymere Zimmerman in 2001. Well, neither really made an impact at Clemson. Academic casualties and several other variables have not hit the 2005 class. The 2005 class will see immediate playing time at several positions, and I am extremely excited about what this class can do. I am also very excited about how this class will represent Clemson University as human beings away from the football field.

Who avoids a redshirt next season?

The obvious answer to that question is James Davis. JD will not redshirt next season, I am 99.9% sure he will not redshirt. Quentez Ruffin will probaably have the best shot on the offensive line to play early. All four receivers will have an opportunity to see the field. Ray Ray McElrathbey will also have the opportunity to get on the field. Antonio Clay and Josh Miller will come in with hopes of suring up the linebacker core.

How talented is next year's crop in South Carolina?

We are very early in our evaluation process, but this does appear to be a very talented crop. Byron Maxwell, Clifton Geathers, Prince Miller, Tori Childers, and Ricky Sapp will all have schools from across the country knocking on their door. In the early stages, I would say this is the most talent South Carolina has had since the 2001 season, but it is way too early to say it is a better crop than 2001. It is going to be a fun ride, I look forward to bringing you all the action this year.

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