Present and future: WR

Littered with a number of future pros, Clemson's wide receiver group could very well be the most talented group in the country.

Wide Receiver

Had he been eligible, Sammy Watkins may have been the first wide receiver selected in the 2012 NFL Draft. Instead, he and the NFL will have to wait until 2014.

Watkins led all Clemson receivers with 82 catches for 1,219 and 12 touchdowns in 2011. His 2,228 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns were also first on the team.

DeAndre Hopkins has been phenomenal in his first two years. He's only the second wide receiver in ACC history with 50 or more receptions in each of his first two seasons.

Last year, Hopkins hauled in 72 receptions for 978 yards and five scores. He was third on the team with 1,027 all-purpose yards.

Jaron Brown is one of a few seniors on the offensive side of the ball.
Jaron Brown emerged as a third-down target for Tajh Boyd last season. Brown, Clemson's only senior wide receiver, hauled in 31 passes for 406 yards and four scores a year ago.

Primarily a deep threat, Martavis Bryant caught nine passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman. Classmate Charone Peake had four receptions for 71 yards.

According to the message boards, Adam Humphries wasn't worth the scholarship he signed for in February of 2011. He emerged as the second-most reliable freshman wide receiver the Tigers had last season.

Humphries, who started two of the 14 games he played in, caught 15 passes for 130 yards.

Germone Hopper, a four-star signee from Berry Academy in Charlotte, N.C., was Clemson's lone 2012 wide receiver signee.

Notable Options for 2013

Johnathan Howard
At 6-foot-4, 181 pounds, Howard is ranked the No. 122 wide receiver in the country by He's also rated as a three-star.

The Wilcox County [Rochelle, Ga.] junior currently lists Clemson as his favorite. Louisville, N.C. State and Southern Miss have also offered. Last season, he had 28 catches for 837 yards and eight touchdowns.

Ryan Jenkins will make his commitment in less than two months.
Ryan Jenkins
The brother of Clemson cornerback Martin Jenkins, Ryan is a three-star prospect from Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga. He currently checks in as the No. 59 wide receiver in the 2013 class.

Clemson, his first offer, has since been joined by East Carolina, Houston, Louisville, Mississippi State, Missouri, Southern Miss, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.

An invitee to The Opening, Jenkins will announce his commitment while competing at the nationally televised event in Oregon.

Marquez North
North, the top-rated uncommitted wide receiver prospect on Clemson's board, holds offers from Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ohio State, Oregon and South Carolina.

Clemson tight ends coach Danny Pearman has the Tigers firmly entrenched for the four-star prospect from Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte. There is no timeline for a decision.

Demarcus Robinson
The Peach County High School [Fort Valley, Ga.] four-star has offers from Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss, Notre Dame and South Carolina.

Robinson, who's listed as the No. 27 wide receiver in the nation, will make a visit to Tigertown this summer.

Mike Williams
Throughout the recruiting process, Williams has claimed that he wants to stay in the state of South Carolina when he heads off to college. So that means Clemson and South Carolina have an edge over the others that have offered.

Alvin Bailey is one of several 2013 wide receivers with a Clemson offer.
The Lake Marion High School rising senior also holds offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

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