Clemson's Five Most Underrated Commitments

An in-depth look at the Tigers' most underrated commitments in the 2005 recruiting class. <BR>

#5. TE Durrell Barry
Barry is currently ranked as the #33 tight end in the country according to, but don't be surprised if the South Carolina native ends up becoming one of the biggest surprises of the 2005 recruiting class. His coach at Ft. Dorchester told last year that Barry had as much pure potential as anybody he's ever coached, and his coaches Fork Union have also been enthusiastic about his ability. Look out for Barry as a tight end later this fall.

#4. DB Sadat Chambers
Chambers may not be garnering the attention that many of the current Clemson verbal commitments are, but the future defensive back is as hard a hitter as you'll find in the 2005 recruiting class. Chambers spent a majority of his time on offense during the Shrine Bowl, but he projects as either a safety or cornerback once he arrives on campus this fall. Just ask Rendrick Taylor how Chambers can bring it going across the middle of the field.

#3. CB Haydrian Lewis
Lewis saw his stock steadily rise during the week of the Shrine Bowl and he also performed well in the game itself. The cover cornerback will also bring with him a healthy dose of confidence. "You have to be that way to be a cornerback," Lewis said. "You are out there on an island. You know how it goes, all eyes are on you. If you make a mistake, it's a touchdown. I like that kind of pressure." He may need to add a few pounds, but Haydrian Lewis can go step for step with the best of them.

#2. DL Antwon Murchison
Murchison is one of those prospects that emerged late in the recruiting process, much like Akeem Robinson did a year ago. Nearly every school that the opportunity to evaluate him in person, came through with an offer. He recorded over 30 sacks during his high school career, and he also fits into the "jumbo athlete" mold that recruiting coordinator David Blackwell loves to recruit.

#1. OL Quentez Ruffin
Quentez Ruffin was one of the big time gems pulled out of Florida in the 2005 recruiting class, and he's also one of the most confident players that will sign with Clemson this Wednesday. Ruffin stands in at over 6-feet-4 inches tall. He weighs close to 300 pounds, and he had over 20 scholarship offers from just about every school that saw him play. While an injury during his junior season may have slowed him down, Ruffin is the real deal, and that's why this Florida athlete comes in as the most underrated recruit in the 2005 class. Top Stories