Elliott breaks down the Clemson RB group


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said after practice on Monday night that he is not ready to give a pecking order of the Clemson stable of running backs, but there is a ton of young talent in the group.

"I think it's too early [to discuss the depth chart]. We just had our first scrimmage and first live contact so we will have a chance to get back and watch the film and evaluate those guys," Elliott said. "But I know they are competing. There is a lot of talent and the guy runs out there first knows and they all know what the expectations of that guy is going to be."

Elliott broke down what he has seen from some of his running backs this spring through five practices:

Zac Brooks - "He's pushing. So you are starting to see a lot of the same flashes that you were seeing before the season where he got hurt a couple of days we broke camp. So you are seeing a lot of those flashes."

Wayne Gallman - "Wayne is continuing to push to get better. He is still hungry. He knows he has a lot to prove. He knows there is a lot of competition behind him."

Tyshon Dye - "Tyshon is now healthy. So you are starting to see the things everybody was expecting to see coming out of high school. Just the big back that is explosive and great out of the backfield. So the big thing for him was just having the opportunity to get healthy. So you are seeing that."

C.J. Fuller - "C.J. Fuller has really impressed the first couple days of practice - his natural vision, ability to cut in the hole and just the toughness he runs with."

"You saw it from a young age that he was just a natural back. Great explosion. What you are starting to see is that he is carrying that same explosion and elusiveness with the size that he has put on. He has gained a few pounds since he came here. He is really starting to transform his body. You are just starting to see the total package come together for him because he is getting an opportunity to compete. You know he is in meetings everyday so he is learning the system. Once you get him pointed in the right direction he lets his ability take over. "

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