WEEK 9: Friday Night Lights

CUTigers has the latest on Clemson's top targets for the 2012 recruiting class and beyond in this latest edition of Friday Night Lights.

Clemson commitment Germone Hopper had a 44-yard interception return, a 64-yard touchdown run and a 32-yard touchdown catch in Berry's [Charlotte, N.C.] 41-34 loss to Olympic.

Hopper continues to be firmly committed to the Tigers.

Up the road Buffalo, N.Y., Hopper's buddy, Chad Kelly, also had a big night. In St. Joe's 53-40 win against Don Wilson, Kelly threw for 438 yards and five touchdowns on 30 of 50 passing. He also had a rushing touchdown.


Keith Marshall is one of two running back targets Clemson has moved in on in recent weeks. (Scout.com)
Goose Creek senior outside linebacker T.J. Burrell had 11 tackles in the school's 72-28 region clinching win over Wando.

Burrell is also firm in his commitment to Clemson.

The nation's No. 1 running back, Keith Marshall, rushed for 79 yards on 17 carries. He also scored a pair of touchdowns for Millbrook [Raleigh, N.C.]. Clemson is back in the mix for Marshall with the transfer of redshirt freshman running back Demont Buice.

Right around the corner from Marshall, Tarboro [N.C.] senior running back Todd Gurley had 10 carries for 187 yards and four touchdowns. The newly anointed four-star was recently contacted by Clemson, too.

Quinshad Davis had eight catches for 205 yards and four touchdowns in Gaffney's 49-7 win over Lancaster. Davis recently visited Wake Forest and his still under close evaluation by Clemson's coaching staff.

Junior Tramel Terry had six catches for 148 yards, and rushed for another 74 with a score. Terry, who added a Virginia Tech offer while in Blacksburg this weekend, recently de-committed from Georgia, and has since visited Clemson and South Carolina.

His teammate, sophomore running back Caleb Kinlaw, carried 13 times for 111 yards in the Gators' win.

One of the top 2013 in-state linebackers, Lake City's Devaris Brunson, had 10 tackles, two forced fumbles and recovered a fumble.

Wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood had five catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns in Bishop Kenny's [Jacksonville, Fla.] 56-35 win over Clay. The junior now has 17 touchdown catches.


Ahmad Fulwood has 17 touchdown receptions this year. (Scout.com)
Fulwood remains one of Clemson's biggest priorities for the 2013 recruiting class.

His teammate, sophomore quarterback John Wolford, has 31 touchdowns this season, 24 of which are passing. Wolford had a big night on Friday. He completed 16 of 21 passes for 265 yards and rushed for 106. He threw five touchdown passes and rushed for three.

Running back Peyton Barber, who claims a Clemson offer, rushed for 70 yards for Milton [Alpharetta, Ga.].

In Trinity Christian's [Jacksonville] 55-17 win over Providence, Nick Washington rushed nine times for 137 yards and a touchdown. He also threw a 32-yard touchdown pass. With a Clemson offer in hand, he visited Tigertown earlier this season.

Butler quarterback Riley Ferguson threw for 205 yards and four touchdowns passes, all of which were in the first half. One of those touchdown strikes was to fellow junior Uriah LeMay. Both have received Clemson offers.

Larenz Bryant had 28 carries for 197 yards and three touchdowns in Vance's 31-25 overtime win over Hopewell. Bryant, who's listed as an outside linebacker by Scout.com has received offers from Illinois and South Carolina.

Running back Tarean Folston had 18 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown for Cocoa. The four-star holds several offers, excluding Clemson.

Gainesville [Ga.] sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson threw two touchdowns and rushed for another. He finished with 180 yards through the air and 20 on the ground. The top quarterback on Clemson's 2014 board, only played in the first half.


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