2005 Target: RB Travil Jamison

Wondering what will happen if the Tigers don't pick up Jamaal Edwards this year? Don't worry, one of the top junior running backs in the south resides just a short drive from the Clemson campus. Today, we introduce you to one of the top prospects for the 2005 class- Greenville RB Travil Jamison.

If the 2004 recruiting class in the state of South Carolina was top heavy on the offensive and defensive lines, the 2005 class may have the same potential at several skill positions.

That's right, it's time to turn the attention away from the 2004 recruiting class at Clemson and look towards what may be in the works in Tiger Town in 2005.

Included in our early list of top juniors in the state of South Carolina is Pageland Central RB Sadat Chambers (5-11/190/4.40), North Augusta WR/DB C.J. Byrd (6-3/190/4.5), Columbia RB Mike Davis (5-10/205/4.50), and Greenville RB Travil Jamison (6-0/200/4.50).

CUTigers.com has learned that Chambers, Davis, and Jamison in particular will be three running back prospects that could all play bigtime Division I-A college football.

As a junior at Greenville High School, Jamison rushed for 2400 yards on 289 carries and scored 33 touchdowns. For his career, he's already over the 5100-yard mark as he gets ready for senior season this fall.

In addition, the Tigers made some nice headway at Greenville High School in 2004 by signing both OL Cory Lambert and LB Alex Pearson. In talks with CUTigers.com over the course of the past month, both Lambert and Pearson have indicated that Jamison is already talking very positively about Clemson heading into spring ball.

"Cory played on offense with me and Alex lives only a few minutes from me," said Jamison in an interview with CUTigers.com. "They have told me that I should come to Clemson. They tell me it's a good school and I should go there."

Central's Sadat Chambers is believed to be one of the fastest players returning to the gridiron as a high school senior this fall, and Columbia's Mike Davis is also a bigtime back to watch out of for from the midlands area.

Other prospects that have caught our attention early in the recruiting process include Crestwood S Damien Wright (6-2, 185), Northwestern DB Jamie Robinson (6-0, 200), Byrnes WR Reynaldo Hunter (5-11, 175), Conway WR Eric Huggins (6-3, 190), Greenville QB Jordan Sorrells (6-3, 190) and DL Nathan Peppers (6-2, 240).

Robinson in particular is one to watch this year.

He was inserted in the line up at Northwestern for C.J. Barber at various points throughout the 2003 regular season, and reportedly his play actually exceeded that of Barber.

In addition, sources have informed CUTigers.com that both Robinson and Greenville's Travil Jamison are two prospects to watch closely in the Clemson recruiting in the coming months.

Robinson has reportedly been very impressed with the late surge by the Tigers at the end of last season, and Jamison has reportedly already been leaning towards the Tigers as well.

Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg as we have already put together a list of over 35 names from around the state of South Carolina that could develop into Division I-A prospects before it's all said and done.

Stay tuned to CUTigers.com in the coming days for in-depth interviews and analysis of all the new names that will now start circulating around the college football recruiting scene.

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