Flurry of commitments boosts Tigers in national recruiting rankings

Clemson's 2013 class ranked 15th by ESPN, 247Sports, 16th by Scout, 17th by Rivals

Wayne Gallman

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Wayne Gallman

Clemson's week-long recruiting flurry has boosted the Tigers significantly in the latest 2013 rankings of the four major recruiting website networks.

The Tigers climbed from 25th to 15th in the 247Sports top 25 after adding defensive end Elijah Daniel, offensive lineman Maverick Morris, and defensive end Dane Rogers in the last three days.

Clemson's class of 11 committed players is ranked 16th by Scout and 17th by Rivals. ESPN ranked Clemson 15th after the Tigers received a commitment from No. 1-rated defensive end Robert Nkemdiche last week, but has not updated its list since the weekend.

Clemson has two members of Scout's top 100. The Tigers have one five-star prospect, three four-stars and six three-stars, according to Scout. The Tigers rank second in the ACC to No. 12 Florida State. Scout's top five are Michigan, Texas A&M, Texas, Notre Dame and Florida. Clemson's 3.27 average-stars ranks 13th nationally.

Rivals lists the Tigers with one five-star recruit, two four-stars and five three-stars. Florida State ranks 13th and Virginia Tech 20th on the Rivals' list, and Clemson's 3.33 average-stars ranks 15th. Rivals' top five are Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Texas A&M and Georgia.

ESPN has Clemson with one five-star, four four-stars and three three-stars. FSU is ranked 11th, and ESPN's top five are Michigan, Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M.

247Sports' list has Clemson with one five-star, three four-stars and five three-stars. Florida State is ranked 12th, Virginia Tech 16th, North Carolina 20th and Virginia 24th.

Its top five are Alabama, Michigan, Texas, Florida and Georgia.

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MoncksTater writes:

I hear we are actually telling kids no right now , that we are cherrypicking at this point going forward .

BigBud52 writes:

I hope that is not true. Verbal committments can change their minds. Once you have a signed letter, then you can cherrypick.

brookesdad729 writes:

cherrypicking is kind of a moot point after signing day wouldn't you say? There's nothing left to pick unless it's for the next year!

brookesdad729 writes:

I think we'll be fine. The one thing Dabo and his staff does very well is recruit! We have no problem landing top prospects, we just have to do better in getting the most out of them than we have in the past and I believe we're on our way in that regard!

lhaselden writes:

I like the fact that Clemson will not take a commitment from a player that they are not sure they can sign unless they have already told them they might greyshirt or not be able to enroll until the next year.

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