Tigers' 2015 class unanimous top 5, leads ACC in commits, ESPN Top 300 picks

Flurry of recruiting activity has solidified Clemson's national standing

Mitch Hyatt (MaxPreps photo)

Mitch Hyatt (MaxPreps photo)

The flurry of recruiting activity for the Clemson football program in the past week and half has solidified the Tigers' standing in the top five of the recruiting rankings of the four major website networks.

Until earlier today, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports all agreed, ranking Clemson fourth behind Alabama, Penn State and Auburn, while ESPN has the Tigers fifth, with Texas A&M fourth. In Rivals' latest update, the Tigers have climbed to No. 3, ahead of Auburn. South Carolina rounds out Rivals' top five.

Clemson currently has 15 new commitments for its 2015 class, plus grayshirt holdovers J.D. and Judah Davis. Scout counts the Davis twins in its 17-player total, while they're not counted on the Rivals and 247 lists. ESPN has Clemson listed with 16 commitments, but has not yet included four-star tight end Garrett Williams, who committed on Monday.

In number of commitments, Clemson is tied for the national lead. Florida State and Miami, each with 11, are tied for second among ACC teams, while North Carolina and Boston College have nine each, and Syracuse seven.

Clemson leads the league in ESPN Top 300 prospects with seven, and is followed by Miami with five and FSU with four. The only other Top 300 picks belong to UNC and Georgia Tech.

Eight of the ACC's 14 schools have four or fewer commitments.

Virginia Tech and NC State have four each; Virginia, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and Duke each have three; Wake Forest has two; and Louisville has one.

Rivals gives Clemson's group a 3.47 average star rating.

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