Recent additions push Clemson's 2014 recruiting class closer to top 10

Tigers' class of seven commitments ranked 11th by ESPN, 12th by Rivals

Adam Choice (Photo courtesy of Thomas Central High School)

Adam Choice (Photo courtesy of Thomas Central High School)

The recent additions of tight end Milan Richard and running backs Adam Choice and C.J. Fuller have boosted Clemson significantly in the 2014 recruiting class rankings compiled by ESPN and Rivals.

ESPN currently ranks Clemson's seven commitments 11th in the nation, following a top 10 of Michigan, Texas, LSU, Texas A&M, Florida State, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Florida, Alabama and Miami.

Rivals lists Clemson 12th, following Texas, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas A&M, FSU, LSU, Michigan, Louisville, Ohio State, Miami and Alabama.

The Tigers' class is also ranked 21st by Scout and 23rd by 247Sports.

The disparity in Clemson's rankings is a reflection of differences in the ratings of individual players.

Rivals ranks Choice, who committed to the Tigers earlier this week, as the nation's No. 8 running back, while ESPN ranks him 26th and Scout 27th.

ESPN ranks Richard as the nation's No. 2 tight end, while 247 lists him seventh, Rivals 10th and Scout 15th.

Cannon Smith is rated as the nation's No. 2 tight end by 247, third by ESPN, 11th by Scout and 18th by Rivals.

Running back Jae'lon Oglesby is ranked as high as No. 6 among 'all-purpose backs' by 247Sports, 21st at his position by ESPN and 26th by Rivals, but is unranked by Scout.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson's rankings range from No. 1 by ESPN to No. 12 by Rivals.

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