Clemson made its big recruiting splash in May, adding six commitments to its 2015 list and climbing to No. 2 behind Alabama in rankings by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports.
Texas A&M and South Carolina have played a successful game of catch-up in June, with the Aggies moving past the Tigers into the No. 2 spot in two rankings, and the Gamecocks nipping on the Tigers' heels in another.
Clemson maintains its No. 2 ranking by ESPN, which ranks the Tigers just ahead of Texas A&M, with Florida State eighth and South Carolina ninth.
The Tigers slipped to No. 3 behind the Aggies on the Rivals and 247Sports lists, while South Carolina has moved up to No. 4 in the Rivals version. Rivals ranks FSU 12th
The Gamecocks' class is ranked sixth by 247Sports, while the Seminoles are 11th.
Both Texas A&M and South Carolina had June recruiting flurries.
The Aggies closed the gap on Clemson by adding Cedar Hill, Texas teammates DeMarkus Lodge, a four-star receiver, and Richard Moore, a three-star linebacker. A&M edge ahead in Rivals' points total when it added two-star placekicker Daniel LaCamera from Tarpon Springs, Florida on June 24.
South Carolina's class grew from 11 to 19 with eight June commitments, including four-star offensive lineman Austin Clark from Lexington, Virginia; four-star defensive back Octavius Johnson from Homerville, Georgia; and four-star defensive end Arden Kay from Atlanta.
The Gamecocks picked up three-star prospects Jake Alexander, a defensive back from Charlotte; Connor Redmond, a tight end from Lawrenceville, Georgia; Quandeski Whitlow, a defensive end from Opelika, Alabama; and Antoine Wilder, a defensive back from Atlanta.
Also committing to USC was two-star linebacker Jalen Henry of Foley, Alabama.
Florida State added two commitments during June: four-star defensive end Michael Barnett of Ridgeland, South Carolina and four-star linebacker Sh'mar Kilby-Lane of Hallandale Beach, Florida.
Clemson made its mark in May by adding six commitments: four-star wide receiver Deon Cain of Tampa, Florida; four-star tight end Garrett Williams of Orlando, Florida; four-star defensive tackle Sterling Johnson of Cleveland, North Carolina; four-star defensive back Juwuan Briscoe of Sterling of Maryland; three-star offensive lineman Zach Giela of Martinez, Georgia; and three-star defensive end LaSamuel Davis of Bamberg, South Carolina.
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