A Look at the Top Juniors In South Carolina

Can you believe that signing day 2004 has already passed us by? This evening, we officially begin the 2005 recruiting process at CUTigers.com by taking a look at some of the early names around South Carolina that will be making noise at the high school level this spring, and on into next fall.

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 the 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.

C.J. Byrd is a top two-way standout out of North Augusta that has been catching the eyes of college recruiters for well over a year. The wide recevier/safety prospect caught 37 passes for 536 yards and 1 touchdown on offense, to go along with 93 tackles and 2 sacks on defense.

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 Pepper (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's.

In addition, sources have informed CUTigers.com that both Robinson and Greenville's Travil Jamison are two prospects to watch closely on 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 also reportedly giving the Tigers heavy consideration.

You'll also hear about several new schools around the state that could be producing top notch talent this year.

Brookland Cayce High School will be home to several talented underclassmen, including defensive linemen Cedric Gordon (6-3, 290) and Jarvis Glenn (6-2, 250) (Glenn is actually a sophomore). Pelion high school has an offensive linemen that is garnering early attention in Cameron Hughes (6-2, 280), and Marcus Kennedy (6-3, 280) out of Georgetown is also another name you may want to familiarize yourself with.

Of course in reality, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

We've 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.

And get ready to start the recruiting process all over again!

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