Take your pick: Clemson's recruiting class ranked both No. 1 and No. 4 in ACC

The Clemson Sports Blog

D.W. Daniel Shaq Lawson, left, and D.W. Daniel defender D.J. Greenlee sack Seneca Trae Earle in the first quarter.

D.W. Daniel Shaq Lawson, left, and D.W. Daniel defender D.J. Greenlee sack Seneca Trae Earle in the first quarter.

According to Scout/Fox, Clemson has the No. 1 football recruiting class in the ACC.

247Sports, meanwhile, has the Tigers ranked fourth in the league, behind Florida State, Miami and Virginia Tech.

Both UCLA and Rivals split the difference and come up with Clemson at No. 2 in the league, behind the Seminoles.

Scout has Clemson's class ranked No. 12 nationally, with Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama, Notre Dame and UCLA as its top five.

The Tigers' 23 signees are ranked 13th by ESPN, which has Alabama at the top of its list, followed by Florida, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Ole Miss.

Rivals picks Clemson 14th, and has Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida and Ole Miss as its top five.

247Sports also has Alabama at the top, with Ole Miss second, followed by Notre Dame, Florida and Ohio State.

New Offers Extended: Clemson's coaches have recently extended scholarship offers to 2014 prospects Allen Artis, a safety from Marietta, Ga.; Clifton Garrett, a linebacker from Plainfield, Ill.; and Joe Mixon, a running back from Oakley, Calif.

Crosby Sets Decision: One of next year's top in-state prospects, tight end/linebacker Kevin Crosby of Bamberg, S.C., will make his college decision sometime this summer, according to Sports Talk's Phil Kornblut. Crosby, who plans to be in Clemson on March 9 for 'junior day,' lists Clemson, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida and North Carolina as his top five, in no order. Crosby is now being recruited for the Tar Heels by former Clemson assistant Ron West.

CBS Points Out Over-signers: CBSSports.com reports that 15 college teams are currently over their scholarship limits for 2013, based on the number of signees vs. the number of players leaving their programs. At the top of the list is Alabama, which signed 23, but loses only 11 players, and thus now has scholarship commitments to 95 players - 10 more than the NCAA limit. Next on the list is Washington, with 91, followed by Virginia with 90, Vanderbilt with 89 and Oregon State with 88. Notre Dame, Texas A&M and UCLA each have 87, while Clemson, Ole Miss and Texas are one over the limit with 86.

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Bigboots writes:

So Alabama is 10 over the limit.
Does that include those who signed with usc, but THINK they are part of the Bama team?

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