The CUTigers Dream Team

CLEMSON - CUTigers.com presents its subscribers a list of top 10 prospects on Clemson's 2008 recruiting board. Who ranks No. 1? Who is in the mix at running back and linebacker? Read on to find out!

#1. DT Brandon Thompson -

Big defensive lineman Brandon Thompson, Scout.com's No. 3 ranked defensive tackle prospect in the country, lands No. 1 on our list. Thompson, who is everything you'd want as a run-stuffing force in the middle of your defensive line, has the junior film to prove it. Despite the fact Florida State and Georgia Tech have made a late push, the Tigers remain the team to beat.

PROJECTION: CLEMSON over Georgia Tech, Miami, Florida State

#2. OL Kenneth Page -

South Carolina's top-ranked offensive lineman has narrowed his list down to 10 schools but don't be surprised to see this end up as an in-state battle come January. Page is easily the top prospect to come out of Columbia's A.C. Flora High School during the last 10 years and is currently ranked as the No. 11 offensive guard prospect in the nation according to Scout.com.

RIGHT NOW: Too close to call between Clemson and South Carolina but Tigers appear to have slight edge.

#3. LB Jarrell Harris -

Currently ranked as the No. 2 weakside linebacker in the country, Alabama native Jerrell Harris tops our list at linebacker. Tigers will have a great shot IF he decides to the lead the state.

RIGHT NOW: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Florida and a host of others are competing for official visits.

#4. RB Jamie Harper -

Jamie Harper is one of the top prospects on the board at running back. An unofficial visit for the Clemson-Florida State game in two weeks could be all that's needed to give Clemson the edge. Still a long ways to go however.

RIGHT NOW: Too close to call but Clemson, Florida and Florida State are the top contenders.

#5. OL Dalton Freeman -

The No. 12 offensive guard in the country according to Scout.com has been locked in on Clemson from day one. The only question is, when will he come forward with a verbal commitment? Has been a regular in Tigertown the past two years.

PROJECTION: CLEMSON over South Carolina, Florida State, Penn State, Virginia Tech and others.

#6. S Spencer Adams -

Also a track star, Adams is quickly becoming one of the top defensive back prospects in the southeast. The Tigers remain in great shape according to sources, but will have to hold off Florida, North Carolina, Miami and others. Adams remains one of the top defensive targets on the board, and the No. 1 safety as well.

PROJECTION: CLEMSON over North Carolina.

#7. LB Christian Wilson -

The unusual trio of Clemson, Michigan and Rutgers make up Wilson's current top three. Wilson could play H-back, linebacker or defensive end at the collegiate level, but is currently ranked ast hte No. 19 tight end prospect in the country according to Scout.com.

RIGHT NOW: Too close to call, but the Tigers are squarely in the mix and should receive an official visit.

#8. CB Charles Whitlock -

Whitlock has likely been out-of-state bound for quite some time, but the Tigers remain in hot pursuit, as does South Carolina. Whitlock was also reportedly expected to be in Clemson for Saturday's scrimmage but attempts to reach him for confirmation have not been successful.

RIGHT NOW: Auburn, Alabama or Florida could be likely destinations with Clemson and South Carolina trailing.

#9. RB Chris Jordan -

As of his last interview, Jordan is expected to be in Death Valley for the season opener against Florida State. Could play running back or linebacker at the next level but Clemson has told him he'll get a chance on offense if he wants it.

RIGHT NOW: Alabama and Clemson appear to be the teams to beat.

#10. TE Mike Cruz -

Three-star standout Mike Cruz is set to visit Clemson officially later this year. He already made the trip down from Pennsylvania in late July and came away impressed with the academic facilities. Currently ranked the No. 27 tight end prospect in the nation by Scout.com.

RIGHT NOW: Clemson, Florida State and Illinois are scheduled to receive official visits.


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