Who are some of the most important pieces in Clemson's 2013 recruiting puzzle?
ESPN director of recruiting Tom Luginbill touched on what he considers to be key areas during a national teleconference on Monday.
Here are some of his observations:
Wide receivers: "I think they’re doing a really good job of recruiting in anticipation to early departures to the National Football League draft at the receive position. They have guys like Kyrin Priester and Mike Williams. They could prove to be pivotal gets for them down the stretch."
Running backs: "You lose an Andre Ellington, but Tyshon Dye is player that’s an explosive scatback type that’s a little bigger than (Ellington) was and do some of the same things in the offense and is a big home-run type back."
Ben Boulware: "To be honest with you, they have the guy in this class you want your locker room to be filled with 20 of them if you could. Going to kind of be the face of the physical toughness you’re going to have in your program, and that’s Ben Boulware. We’ve likened him to a mini-Zach Thomas. He has a lot of the same traits. He’s undersized at the linebacker position, but we know this from down at the Under Armour All-American game, those first two days of practice everybody knew who he was. If you lined up against him, you better buckle-up. That’s a kind of guy that can be an identity type guy for Clemson’s class."