"This is a large class and a lot of them have a chance to contribute right away," said Bowden. "Last year we had a small class report (just 12 first-year freshmen in Clemson's class a year ago at this time.). Obviously the receivers and defensive linemen in this class will get a strong look early because that is the area where we have some openings. I am anxious to see them on the practice field on Monday morning."
In addition to the signees listed below, four walk-ons reported on Sunday. They are Steve Creed, a center from Myrtle Beach, SC; Phillip Dieckmann, an offensive lineman from Lexington, SC, Nigel Vaughn, a linebacker from Atlanta, GA and Scott Wade, a linebacker from Columbia, SC. Vaughn is the brother of Clemson starting defensive end Khaleed Vaughn. Wade is a transfer from the United States Naval Academy.
2001 Clemson Signees who reported, Sunday, August 5th
No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. Exp. Hometown 18 Curtis Baham DB 6-1 180 Fr. HS New Orleans, LA 86 Charles Bennett DE 6-4 220 Fr. HS Camden, SC 28 Kyle Browning RB 5-9 170 Fr. HS Union, SC 25 Roscoe Crosby WR 6-3 200 Fr. HS Union, SC 9 Airese Currie WR 5-11 175 Fr. HS Columbia, SC 31 David Dunham SS 6-2 205 Fr. HS Lake City, FL 99 Maurice Fountain DE 6-4 230 Fr. HS Camden, SC 24 Jamaal Fudge DB 5-10 180 Fr. HS Jacksonville, FL 87 Ben Hall TE 6-5 225 Fr. HS Wellford, SC 30 Clifford Harrell FB 6-1 225 Fr. HS Tallahassee, FL 43 LeRoy Hill LB 6-1 215 Fr. HS Haddock, GA 13 Tye Hill RB 5-10 175 Fr. HS St. George, SC 94 Mark Jetton DL 6-4 220 Fr. HS Charlotte, NC 23 Tavaghn Monts DB 6-2 183 Fr. HS Jacksonville, FL 64 Chip Myrick OL 6-4 240 Fr. HS Atlanta, GA 49 Roosevelt Nelson LB 6-2 205 Fr. HS Rembert, SC 76 Grant Oliver OL 6-5 300 Fr. HS Lexington, SC 29 Travis Pugh DB 6-1 180 Fr. HS Manning, SC 38 Eric Sampson LB 6-3 205 Fr. HS Jacksonville, FL 92 Trey Tate DL 6-4 250 Fr. HS Gaffney, SC 90 Rod Whipple DE 6-5 220 Fr. HS Toomsboro, GA 6 Charlie Whitehurst QB 6-4 195 Fr. HS Duluth, GA 81 Bobby Williamson TE 6-3 240 Fr. HS Tarpon Springs, FL
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