The Charlotte Observer listed its top 10 difference makers in the area and two Clemson commitments made the list.
The Charlotte Observer also listed the top area recruits in the area and several Clemson targets made the cut.
Top area recruits
Jonathan Bullard Jonathan Bullard
View Full Profile, Crest, Sr., DE: Big South Defensive Player of the Year had 106 tackles, 30.5 tackles for a loss and five fumbles caused last season. Colleges recruiting: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Miami (Fla), Nebraska, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, Tennessee.
Riley Ferguson Riley Ferguson
View Full Profile, Butler, Jr., QB: Led the 2010 state champions to more than 45 points per game, throwing for 2,900 yards and 24 touchdowns. He has eight other offensive starters back with him. Has offers from Clemson, LSU, Michigan.
D.J. Humphries D.J. Humphries
View Full Profile, Mallard Creek, Sr., OL: Possibly the No. 1 recruit in the state and top 20 in many national polls. Will anchor a large Mavericks' offensive line. Colleges recruiting: Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia., North Carolina, N.C. State.
Carlos Watkins Carlos Watkins
Forest City, NC
View Full Profile, Chase, Sr., DE: 50 tackles, 14 sacks and 29 tackles for a loss last season. He rushed 65 times for 270 yards and caught 11 passes for 237. Colleges recruiting: Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Miami (Fla), Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Syracuse, Tennessee.
Others: Germone Hopper, Berry (Sr., WR/RB); Rhaheim Ledbetter Rhaheim Ledbetter
View Full Profile, Crest (Sr. safety); Nick Dawson Nick Dawson
View Full Profile, Berry (Sr., LB); Terrance Knox Terrance Knox
View Full Profile, Concord (Sr. TE); B.J. Beecher, Concord (Jr., QB); Desmond Jackson, West Rowan (Jr., RB); Uriah Lemay Uriah Lemay
View Full Profile, Butler (Jr., WR); Jay Jay McCullough Jay Jay McCullough
Fort Mill, SC
View Full Profile (Fort Mill Nation Ford, Sr., TE).