Monday Morning Recruiting Updates

With many high school seasons coming to a close, we've got the latest on a whole array of prospects. Detailed updates on OL Dustin Fry, QB Will Proctor, DB Fred Bennett, LB Anthony Waters, RB Reggie Merriweather, WR Troy Williamson, WR Travis Anderson, QB James Banks, and DB Jeff Francouer are contained in this report.

At Lake View, Clemson verbal commitment Anthony Waters scored on an 80-yard run and a 50-yard run to lead the Wild Gators to a 46-7 win over C.E. Murray. From his outside linebacker posistion, Waters registered 117 tackles during the regular season.

Waters is a firm commitment to Clemson University and will mostly likely see playing time at outside linebacker with his 4.45 speed. The Clemson coaching staff was intially impressed with Anthony's ability to cover backs out of the backfield and his quick closing speed. Waters committed to the Tigers back in June.


North Augusta running back Reggie Merriweather rushed for 163 yards on 27 carries in 2nd round playoff loss. North Augusta ended the season with a 9-3 record and Merriweather finishes the year 351 carries for 2481 yards and 29 touchdowns. Merriweather, the top running back prospect in the state of South Carolina, maintains that Clemson and Florida are his current leaders.

Clemson has remained a favorite of Merriweather since the recruiting process began.


WR Troy Williamson's 45-yard touchdown reception late in the game sealed the game as Silver Bluff cruised to a 21-7 victory over Pageland Central in the second round of the South Carolina Class AA Lower State playoffs.

With 8:40 left in the game, the Shrine Bowl selection hauled in a pass from quarterback Deangelo Bryant at the 30, then broke a tackle and ran it in for the TD that gave the Bulldogs a crucial 14-point lead.

Rumors continue to swirl around Williamson as he elected to attend the South Carolina-Wofford game last weekend instead of Clemson-Florida State. Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Tennessee are his top choices.

WR Travis Anderson caught 4 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown as Brynes High School rolled through the 2nd round of the playoffs at James Island.

Anderson finished the regular season with 34 receptions for 600 yards and 7 touchdowns. Travis is still leaning towards the South Carolina Gamecocks, and the Tigers are close behind.

Anderson is projected as either a cover corner or wide receiver at the next level.


QB Will Proctor saw his season come to an end Friday night as Trinity Prep lost a tough game to P.K. Yonge. Proctor was limited to 43 yards passing in the first half before leaving with a foot injury. The extent of the injury is not yet known.

Proctor is firm in his commitment to Clemson. We should be receiving more information on his injury and season statistics later this week.



Ben Davis High School destroyed Warren Central 56-21 Friday night and QB James Banks was an unstoppable force. Banks threw for 2 touchdowns of 66 and 14 yards, and also returned an interception 70 yards for a score and turned a botched punt attempt into another 89-yard touchdown.

Banks already has official visits set up at Michigan and Tennessee. His final three visits will come from Clemson, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and Purdue.



DB Jeff Francoeur scored on touchdown passes of 42 and 30 yards to lead Parkview to a 21-0 win over Collins Hill. Francouer attended the Clemson-FSU game last weekend and loved every minute of his visit. The Tigers now reside squarely in his top 2. There is a good possibility this will be a battle between Clemson and Georgia Tech.

Francouer wants to play both baseball and football in college, but that could all change as his position in next spring's MLB draft moves up or down.


DB Fred Bennett saw his season end Friday night as Manning High School lost 19-14 to Dillion. Defensively, Bennett finished the regular season with 6 interceptions (returning 2 for touchdowns), and 48 catches for 1100 yards and 18 touchdowns on offense. Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia Tech are his favorites, but the speculation is this will come down to a battle between Clemson, Georgia Tech, and South Carolina.



Dustin Fry (6'3,305) has been selected as an All-State and All-American offensive lineman. Recently selected to the Shrine Bowl, Dustin also has been tabbed a high school All-American by PrepStar and CBS Sportsline. At the moment, Dustin's top three colleges are Clemson, UNC, and USC. All 3 schools see Dustin as one of top recruits coming out of the state of South Carolina, and Clemson and USC want the state shot put champ to participate in track as well. Dustin is one of the strongest players in the country with an incredible 415 bench and 625 squat.

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