CLEMSON'S TOP OUT-OF-STATE TARGETS
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 Scout.com that
Clemson feels like
home. Georgia, North Carolina, N.C. State and Ohio State are also in
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
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, Scout.com 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
Scout.com 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 Scout.com that
he's looking for a
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.