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Question-What positions will the Clemson staff concentrate on with the upcoming class? Thanks, John from Simpsonville

Thanks for the e-mail. This program has gotten to the point where they do not have to over sign at any position. Also, the staff will not know the exact needs of the next class until they get a first hand look at how the Class of 2004 shapes up athletically. For example, if Tribble Reese and Cullen Harper are as good as the staff thinks then they would only sign an quarterback if they can get a great one. If only one turns out to be what they think then the staff may sign a quarterback in the next class. And if both are disappointments then I think they would sign a quarterback for sure. The same can be said for others positions also. That being said, here is the range I would expect at each position: QB 0-1, RB 2-4, WR 3-4, TE 1-2, OL 3-5, DE 1-3, DT 1-3, LB 3-4, S 2-3, CB 2-3. Hope this helps.

Question-How difficult is the Tigers schedule? Have you seen tougher? Harold
Thanks for the interest. I don't know how old you are but I have been following the Tigers since 1974 and this is by far the most difficult schedule I have seen them play. In 1979, FSU went on the road to places like Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan State and LSU. They called it "The Bataan Death March." This schedule rivals it. A&M is still a little down but it may be the toughest place in the country to play. FSU, Miami and Virginia on a Thursday night equals the most difficult road schedule in America.

Question-Who are the sleepers in the state? Keep up the good work! Bryant
Thanks Bryant. People are starting to notice Schofield now so he is not a sleeper anymore. With all of the coverage of recruiting I am not sure there are sleepers anymore but I will give a name that no one ever asks me about. At Clemson's summer camp, Will Ford at Traveler's Rest had incredible 40 times and the staff took notice. He was not an option early but now the staff will give a good long look.

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