Five Tigers named to latest ESPN 300 rankings
|Monday, June 22, 2015, 1:10 PM- -|
Five Clemson 2016 commits were named to the latest ESPN 300 rankings announced on Monday.
Clemson outside linebacker commit Rahshaun Smith was listed #24 overall, the #2 outside linbacker in the nation, #5 player in the state of Florida and has a overall grade of 87. Smith has the versatility and skill to play outside linebacker or become a hybrid weak-side defensive end.
As a junior, Smith had 111 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three sacks and two interceptions.
Next up, running back commit Tavien Feaster was ranked #31 overall, the #2 running back in the nation, #1 player in the state of South Carolina and has a overall grade of 87.
As a junior, Feaster had 133 carries for 1153 yards and fifteen touchdowns and 45 receptions for 1016 yds and eleven touchdowns despite having an injured shoulder for most of the year. In the 2014 state title game, he rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. He also had five receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown and a 44 yard interception return. He was the state champion in the 100 meter dash (10.59) and 200 (21.29). As a sophomore, he had 171 carries for 1429 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground and 44 receptions for 723 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Quarterback commit Zerrick Cooper came in at #212 overall, the #12 quarterback in the nation, #23 player in the state of Georgia and has a overall grade of 82. Cooper has been attending football camps and appears on full track to recover from his previous torn ACL injury.
As a junior, he threw for 1,200 yards on 83 of 156 passing with six touchdowns. As a sophomore, he had 2,200 yards and 23 touchdowns and also rushed for 404 yards and 11 more scores.
Wide receiver commit Tavares Chase is ranked #245 overall, the #38 wide receiver in the nation, #41 player in the state of Florida and has a overall grade of 81. Chase is still underrated and should continue to rise in the recruiting rankings.
As a junior, Chase had 25 catches for 521 yards and five touchdowns. As a sophomore, he had 28 receptions for 562 yards and 4 touchdowns. On defense, he had 43 tackles and 3 interceptions.
Finally, offensive lineman Sean Pollard snuck in to the rankings with the final spot at #300. He is the #17 offensive guard in the nation, #11 player in the state of North Carolina and has an overall grade of 80. He has been impressive in recent camp showings in the last few months.
His Nike SPARQ official verified stats include a 5.93 40 yard dash, 4.76 shuttle, 21.6 inch vertical and a 37' Power Ball.