Three Tigers named 2015 Parade All-Americans
|Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:06 AM-|
Clemson, S.C.— Clemson enrolled freshmen Mitch Hyatt, Albert Huggins and Tucker Israel have all been named Parade High School All-Americans. The list of All-Americans was announced in the magazine this weekend. Hyatt and Huggins were first-team selections, while Israel was an honorable mention choice.
This is the first time since 2011 and just the fifth time in history that Clemson’s signee class has had at least three Parade All-Americans. The other years were 1984, 1988 (when Clemson had a record five selections), 2006 and 2011.
Hyatt is an offensive tackle from North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga., Huggins is a defensive lineman from Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, S.C. and Israel is a quarterback from Lake Nona High School in Orlando, Fla.
Hyatt is the first offensive lineman Clemson signee to be named a Parade All-American since Kelvin Hankins in 1987. He was also named a USA Today All-American and is the first Clemson signee since Hankins in 1987 to make both teams.
Huggins is the first defensive lineman Clemson signee to make Parade All-American since Malliciah Goodman in 2009. This year actually makes the second consecutive year Clemson has signed and enrolled a Parade All-America quarterback. Deshaun Watson was named to the team last year.
2015 Parade All-America football team
Offense Name Ht. Wt. High School/Home College
RB Markell Jones 5-11 205 Columbus East (Columbus, Ind.) Purdue
WR Kellen Overstreet 6-0 190 Penney (Hamilton, Mo.) Wyoming
WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside 6-3 210 Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) Stanford
WR Trent Irwin 6-2 190 Hart (Newhall, Calif.) Stanford
OL Tristen Hoge 6-5 300 Highland (Pocatello, Idaho) Notre Dame
OL Martez Ivey 6-6 270 Apopka (Apopka, Fla.) Uncommitted
OL Mitch Hyatt 6-6 270 North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.) Clemson
UTIL Christian Kirk 5-11 195 Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Texas A&M
Defense Name Ht. Wt. High School/Home College
DL Byron Cowart 6-4 255 Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) Uncommitted
DL Albert Huggins 6-3 280 Orangeburg-Wilk (Orangeburg,S.C.) Clemson
LB Justin Hilliard 6-2 230 St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio) Ohio State
LB Porter Gustin 6-5 240 Salem Hills (Salem, Utah) Uncommitted
LB John Houston 6-3 210 Serra (Gardena, Calif.) Uncommitted
DB Iman Marshall 6-1 190 Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) Uncommitted
DB Derwin James 6-2 200 Haines City (Haines City, Fla.) Florida State
DB A.J. Gray 6-2 210 Washington Cty (Sandersville, Ga.) Ga. Tech
UTIL Deshawn Capers-Smith 6-0 175 Warren Easton (New Orleans, La.) Texas A&M
K/P Austin Seibert 5-10 195 Belleville West (Belleville, Ill.) Oklahoma