Tiger Source's Most Wanted: Part One
Here is first look at this year's most wanted. This is not an exact list, and we will modify the list all the way up through signing day.
1) Rickey Sapp: Sapp is the number one defensive lineman in South Carolina this year. Sapp would be a great fit at the bandit position, something he has stated as positive on more than one occasion. He has not set a timetable for his decision at this point. Recruiter: Ron West
2) Clifton Geathers: Geathers is the top player in South Carolina this year. He has over fifty offers in hand and will probably hold close to 65 before it stops. Geathers can play offensive or defensive line, and he has the potential to excel at either. He has the most offers of a South Carolina prospect since Union wide receiver and Clemson signee Roscoe Crosby. Geathers maintains he is wind open, but we see this one most likely being a battle between Clemson, South Carolina, and Georgia. Recruiter: Burton Burns
3) Jamie Cumbie: Cumbie is the closest of these prospects to making a commitment. We believe Clemson holds the slight edge of Notre Dame at this point. He always grew up wanting to be a Tiger, and now he has his chance. Charlie Weis and Notre Dame have done a great job recruiting him, but the childhood dream of Running Down the Hill may land Cumbie as a Tiger. Cumbie can play either defensive end or tight end. Currently, we slate him as a defensive end, but Jack Hines and Rob Spence would both lobby heavily to have him at tight end, if he were to sign with the Tigers. Recruiter: David Blackwell
4) Byron Maxwell: The staff has been very high on Maxwell, since his performance at last year's camp. Maxwell was once considered a heavy Clemson lean, but now is open between Clemson and Georgia. Maxwell has very good speed and great coverage skills. Most likely will place safety in college, but he could wind up at corner. Recruiter: Burton Burns
5) Carl Johnson: Johnson is one of the most sought after offensive line prospects in the nation. He has frequented Clemson camps the past three years, and the staff has a legitimate chance here. Johnson will have every option available to him, much like Geathers. Johnson's father did play at Clemson, but it does not appear that will play a huge role. Marion Hobby has done a solid job of getting the Tigers back in with Johnson after poor efforts by previous coaches. Johnson likely will go into January or February before a decision is made, but expect Clemson to be in it until the end. Recruiter: Marion Hobby
*Part Two will be unveiled on Wednesday