Monday Morning Recruiting Updates

News and notes on all the big time recruits looking at Clemson, including QB John Parker Wilson, ATH Sinclair Cannon, RB Rafael Little, RB Shonn Green, LB Lawrence Timmons, WR Mike McIntosh, OL Leon Hart and many, many more are contained in this report.

Greer's Sinclair Cannon is 39 of 83 passing for 466 yards and 7 touchdowns this season. He also has two receptions for 42 yards, and 68 rushes for 516 and 8 more scores for the Yellow Jackets, who are now 3-2 on the season after a 31-19 loss to Eastside this past weekend. Cannon continues to list Clemson, Tennessee, South Carolina, Maryland, and Pittsburgh as his favorites.

T.L. Hanna's Rafael Little has 95 rushes for 597 yards and a mind boggling 18 touchdowns on the season. He also has begun to establish himself as a receiving threat out of the backfield with 12 catches for 257 yards and a touchdown. Little is still looking at Clemson, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Little was in attendance for Tommy Bowden's speech at the Anderson Touchdown Club late last week.

Lawrence Timmons, a 6-1, 220-pound, linebacker from Wilson High School in Florence currently has scholarship offers from Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia, Clemson, and South Carolina. "If I chose today, Florida or Tennessee would be the pick, Timmons said." "I am still waiting on offers from Miami and Georgia." Timmons isn't sure on his exact stats, but he said "I have at least 50 tackles and 3 sacks" and on the other side of the ball "I have 15 to 20 catches for over 400 yards."

Clemson defensive coordinator John Lovett was in attendance Friday night to see New Jersey running back Shonn Green. "We talked before the game. He told me to have a good game," Green said.

Green carried the ball 17 times for 220 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first game last weekend. He added another 65 yards on 18 carries and also added 10 tackles as a linebacker. Clemson, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Syracuse, Iowa and Maryland as his favorites, with all of the leaders having offered except Tennessee.

WR Mike McIntosh appears to be set with an official visit to Clemson for the weekend of January 9th. As in year's past, it appears as though most of the Tigers big recruiting targets for the 2004 class will be in Clemson for their official visits that weekend. Clemson, LSU, Miami, Florida State, and Auburn are his favorites at the midway point of his senior season in First Coast High School.

Hoover's John Parker Wilson had an outstanding performance this past weekend, completing 19-of-25 passes for 430 yards and an incredible 7 touchdowns. CUTigers.com members can look forward to a full recruiting report on Wilson later this afternoon.

RB Albert Ashcraft led Monroe High School to a 56-0 victory Friday night as he ran for 268 yards on 13 carries and scored 4 touchdowns. Ashcraft took the first play from scrimmage to the house with a 60 yard run. Clemson continues to lead North Carolina and Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons moved in last week with an official scholarship offer for Ashcraft.

Boiling Springs wide receiver Brooks Foster has 9 catches for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season, even though the Bulldogs have gotten off to a 1-4 start. Foster, still lists Clemson, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Wake Forest as his favorites. The North Carolina Tar Heels have also recently moved in with a formal offer.

Spring Valley offensive lineman Leon Hart continues to maintain that he is wide open with the recruiting process. "Right now, I am still open between South Carolina, Clemson, Ohio State, Florida, Virginia, Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee," Hart said. "I know that I will take an official visit to South Carolina for sure. The other four I am not sure on yet. I hope to trim my list to five schools by Thanksgiving."

The Vikings are off to a 3-2 start and this past Friday, Hart had a great game. He graded out at 93% and set a school record 17 knockdown blocks in one game. So far this season, Hart has only been to South Carolina and Georgia for unofficial trips. He went to Athens to see the Bulldogs play the Gamecocks.

"I really enjoyed Athens and that experience. I was there to see Georgia. I have also been to USC for games (UAB and UVA) and that is a place where I feel very comfortable."

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