Ranking Clemson's Top WR Recruits

CUTigers.com continues to examine the current state of Clemson's wide receivers entering the 2008 season. Today, we take a closer look at the top wide receivers on the 2009 recruiting board.

WIDE RECEIVERS SIGNED IN 2008: 3 (Marquan Jones, Brandon Ford, Jaron Brown

WIDE RECEIVERS EXPECTED TO SIGN IN 2009: 3

WIDE RECEIVERS CURRENTLY COMMITTED: 1 (Larry Raper)

WIDE RECEIVERS MOST LIKELY SIGNED: Larry Raper, Jheranie Boyd, Ricco Sanders

RANKING CLEMSON'S TOP WR RECRUITS
#1. Kendall Kelly (6-3/210/4.50) - GADSDEN CITY, AL. ()

- The No. 4 wide receiver in the nation according to Scout.com, Kendally Kelly, recorded 34 receptions for 595 yards and also rushed 17 times for 189 yards and scored nine touchdowns as a junior. Went to the same high school as former Tiger wide out La'Donte Harris. Has offers from all over and is considered one of the top prospects in the nation regardless of position.

RECRUITED BY: Dabo Swinney
#2. Jheranie Boyd (6-3/185/4.45) - GASTONIA, N.C. ()

- Boyd, the No. 31 wide receiver in the nation according to Scout.com, recorded 47 receptions for 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns while earning first-team all-conference and all-area honors as a junior. Clemson is in good position but will be challenged by a host of schools, including North Carolina, N.C. State, Florida and even Southern California. Has officially narrowed his list down to 15 schools- including Clemson.

RECRUITED BY: Billy Napier
#3. Branden Smith (5-11/180/4.40) - ATLANTA, GA. ()

- Considered one of the top cornerback prospects in the country, the Clemson staff is telling Smith he could play on offense if he signs with the Tigers. Georgia, Florida and a host of other schools are standing in the way. As the No. 10 cornerback in the country according to Scout.com, Smith won the fastest man label in the city of Atlanta with a 10.62 100 meters as a junior.

RECRUITED BY: Chris Rumph
#4. Jamal Patterson (6-3/203/4.56) - MCDONOUGH, GA. ()

- Patterson, the No. 24 wide out in the nation according to Scout.com, caught 44 passes for 933 yards and 11 touchdowns during his junior season. Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU and Florida State are just four of the many schools who have moved in with scholarship offers.

RECRUITED BY: Ron West
#5. Larry Raper (5-10/155/4.24) - SHELBY, N.C. ()

- One of the fastest players in the nation, who was timed several times under 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash in 2007 at a Scout.com Combine, has been committed to Clemson for the past nine months and shows no signs of wavering. Currently ranked the No. 60 wide receiver in the nation according to Scout.com.

RECRUITED BY: Billy Napier
#6. Ricco Sanders (5-11/175/4.36) - DUNCAN, S.C. ()

- Clemson, Auburn and South Carolina are battling in out for the the nation's No. 73 wide receiver in Ricco Sanders. As a junior, he caught 58 passes for 903 yards and 13 touchdowns in the Byrnes Rebels' high-flying offensive attack.

RECRUITED BY: Billy Napier


NOTE: Stephon Gilmore and Quan Rucker are viewed as defensive backs.

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