Future Tigers named to Shrine Bowl

On Thursday afternoon, rosters for the 75th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas were announced, and they included several Clemson commitments.

South Carolina's offensive line will be led by the trio of Patrick Destefano, Oliver Jones and Javarius Leamon. Scout.com rates Destefano as a four-star guard while Jones and Leamon are three-star tackles.

They'll block for Jay Jay McCullough, who's listed as a halfback for this year's game. At Clemson, the three-star tight end will play 3-back, a hybrid tight end, fullback, h-back, running back position. He's ranked as the No. 50 tight end in the class of 2012.


Clemson received a verbal commitment from Fox Creek's Marty Williams last month. (Hale McGranahan)
Marty Williams will play on the defensive side of the ball at Clemson, though he is a wide receiver for the South Carolina team. A three-star safety, according to Scout.com, Williams is the No. 27 player at his position in the nation.

Cordrea Tankersley will play defensive back at Clemson, and could in the Shrine Bowl, too. He, however, is listed as an athlete on the Shrine Bowl roster. Tankersley, the No. 34 wide receiver in the nation's 2012 class, is rated as a four-star.

Ronald Geohaghan will play safety in the Shrine Bowl and at Clemson. The four-star safety is the No. 12 safety in the country.

Joining Geohaghan on the defensive side of the ball will be T.J. Burrell, who will play linebacker. Scout.com classifies Burrell, a three-star, as the No. 53 outside linebacker in the country.

Two Clemson commitments were left off the South Carolina rosters -- defensive ends Martin Aiken, a four-star, and Shaquille Lawson, a three-star.


Clemson commitment Germone Hopper will also play in the U.S. Army All American game. (Hale McGranahan)
Three-star wide receiver Quinshad Davis, a Clemson target, was also selected to the 2011 Shrine Bowl team. Scout.com ranks him nationally as the No. 44 wide receiver.

Germone Hopper and Bradley Pinion, Clemson's two North Carolina commitments -- for now -- were also picked.

Hopper, a four-star, is the No. 20 wide receiver in the nation.

Pinion, a three-star kicker, is the No. 6 player at his position.

Clemson targets Carlos Watkins, Jonathan Bullard and D.J. Reader also made this year's North Carolina team.

Watkins, who is set to announce his verbal commitment Friday night after his game, will choose between Clemson and Florida.

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