Top out-of-state targets II

Clemson recruits the states surrounding South Carolina as hard as any other school in this part of the country.

6-DE Robert Nkemdiche - Loganville, Ga. - Grayson
When the first-part of this list was put together earlier this month, there had been minimal contact between Clemson and the No. 1 player in the country. Clemson coaches stopped by Nkemdiche's school earlier this year, but it was assumed that little would materialize.

After his Junior Day visit earlier this month, Clemson is now in the mix for the five-star defensive end.

He and teammate David Kamara will be back in Clemson on Monday.

Nkemdiche recently announced a top-six of Clemson, LSU, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Ole Miss.

7-WR Marquez North - Charlotte, N.C. - Mallard Creek
A lot has been made over the last month about where exactly Clemson stands with North, the No. 10 wide receiver in the country.

He's really high on Clemson. Just last week he told that Clemson feels like home. Georgia, North Carolina, N.C. State and Ohio State are also in the mix.

Clemson snagged the best wide receiver out of Charlotte in the 2012 class when Germone Hopper inked with the Tigers. Adding North would keep their run of signing highly-recruited wide receivers, which dates back to 2010 with Martavis Bryant.

Speaking of Bryant, that's exactly who North reminds of when the highlight film is turned on.

8-OG Tyrone Crowder - Rockingham, N.C. - Rockingham Senior
There was a time when Crowder wouldn't have made this list. Before living in Rockingham, Crowder lived in Greer. Had he stuck around at Greer High School, he would have been the best college prospect the Yellow Jackets have had in several years.

Now, he's the No. 3 offensive guard in the country. He's big [6-3, 305] he punishes defenders.

Given his ties to the Upstate and Clemson's need for some big-time offensive line prospects, Crowder was a no-brainer for our list. You could even have made a case for him to crack the top-10.

Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and South Carolina have also offered the four-star prospect.

9-RB Derrick Green - Richmond, Va. - Hermitage
Even though Tyshon Dye finished four spots ahead of Green, he's still every bit the prospect, if not a little better.

In fact, lists Dye one place higher than Green on the running back ranking list. Green, who checks in at No. 20 in the class of 2013, is a 220-pound bruiser.

Most recently offered by UCLA, Green is up to 23 offers now. He visited Clemson earlier this month for Junior Day. In fact, he told that it was his best visit so far.

10-CB Kendall Fuller - Olney, Md. - Our Lady Good Counsel
A five-star cornerback, Fuller also visited Clemson for the Junior Day earlier this month.

In town with teammate Dorian O'Daniel, Fuller told that he's looking for a small-town school.

Clemson is high among his suitors with several other schools, including Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, South Carolina and Florida State.

The No. 2 cornerback in the country passes the Charlie Harbison height test [6-feet], plus he's previously mentioned Clemson as a leader. Top Stories