Monday, August 3, 2009

Clemson blitz adds quality, quantity to class

The Tigers may be out of the Marcus Lattimore Sweepstakes, but that’s not preventing them from pulling together a top-flight recruiting class. Last week, they added the commitments of six more players, pushing their 2010 list to 14.

The burst was capped by the additions of Corey Crawford and David Beasley of Carver High in Columbus, Ga., along with Atlanta Westlake High's Darius Robinson.

Crawford is a 6-foot-5, 235-pound DE who had a pile of offers, including Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Beasley, a 6-4, 290-pound OG, was also pursued by South Carolina, Miami and UCLA, among others. Robinson, who is a 6-0, 170-pound CB, also had offers from Miami and Stanford.

That trio was merely the cap to a remarkable week.

Also committing were Kalon Davis, a 6-5, 340-pound OL from Chester (S.C.) High; Nashville Ensworth High TE Sam Cooper (6-5, 230) and Roswell (Ga.) Centennial High CB Martin Jenkins (5-9, 170 pounds).

Davis also had offers from South Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest and Alabama.

And Jenkins can fly; he was timed at 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash at a combine earlier this year.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

Clemson has a football team?

Unknown said...

Alabama says...NO!!

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone sign with Clemson when they have an unproven assistant (now head) coach? This will not end well...

Anonymous said...

UNC would easily beet Alabama! Go Heels!

MichaelProcton said...

Please. UNC couldn't even beat West Virginia, a sorry Big East also-ran.