Clemson targets dominate SB rosters

It's Shrine Bowl week and several Clemson targets and commitments will be in Spartanburg for the next five days preparing for the 75th annual game.

Three of the remaining targets on Clemson's 2012 board are playing for the North Carolina team this year -- four-star running back Todd Gurley, four-star defensive end Jonathan Bullard and three-star offensive guard D.J. Reader.

Four-star RB Todd Gurley reamins one of the top uncommitted targets in the south. (
Gurley, who rushed for over 240 yards and four touchdowns in the state championship game to help lead Tarboro to its third straight title is considering Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina and N.C. State. His decision will be announced at the Semper Fidelis Bowl in January.

Bullard has Clemson, Florida and South Carolina as his finalists. He's planning to announce sometime this month. As of this writing, the Tigers figure to be in great shape, but there's still plenty of work to be done.

Reader lists Clemson, North Carolina and Maryland. With an official visit to Clemson schedule for the weekend of Jan. 20, he'll make a decision soon after that.

Keep in mind the heavy Clemson presence at this year's game could go a long way in helping the Tigers land these three.

Clemson flavor...
Clemson is the most well-represented school at this year's game with 11 committed prospects. South Carolina and North Carolina have only three and N.C. State just has two.

Playing for the North Carolina team are Germone Hopper, Bradley Pinion and Carlos Watkins.

Germone Hopper is one of three Clemson commitments playing for the North Carolina squad. (
Hopper will play wide receiver and could also work some as a returner. Pinion will handle all kicking duties and Watkins will play defensive tackle.

The South Carolina squad is full of Clemson commitments. Marty Williams, Ronald Geohaghan, Cordrea Tankersley, T.J. Burrell, Jay Jay McCullough, Patrick Destefano, Javarius Leamon and Oliver Jones will suit up for the Sandlappers.

Williams will play wide receiver and McCullough will lineup as an H-back.

Tankersley could figure into the offensive equation, too. He's listed as an athlete, so where he plays this will be one of the more intriguing storylines to keep an eye on.

With such a loaded group of wide receivers, it could be safe a guess that he'll play safety.

On the defensive side of the ball, Geohaghan will play safety and Burrell will be at linebacker.

Dorman offensive line coach Michael Lancaster will coach the South Carolina offensive line, which will be anchored by Jones, Leamon and Destefano. Jones and Leamon will play tackle while Destefano is likely to play guard.

Three-star WR Quinshad Davis could be bound for Wake Forest if Clemson or South Carolina don't make a move. (
Also in the mix...
Also suiting up in this year's game is Quinshad Davis. The South Carolina Mr. Football finalist is still waiting to see whether or not he'll have a committable offer from Clemson or South Carolina. He has other options, though, including Wake Forest, N.C. State and Tennessee.

The Tigers and Gamecocks are both deciding whether or not they'll add another wide receiver to their 2012 signing class. If either were to offer, Davis would certainly stay in state.

This season, he caught 108 passes for 2,009 yards and 25 touchdowns for the state-runner up Gaffney Indians.

The three-star prospect is the No. 45 wide receiver in the class of 2012. Top Stories