Ranking Clemson's Top RB Recruits

A closer look at the top running back prospects on the board for the Clemson Tigers for the 2009 recruiting class. (pictured left: five-star running back Jaamal Berry)

RUNNING BACKS SIGNED IN 2008: 2 (Jamie Harper, Andre Ellington)

RUNNING BACKS EXPECTED TO SIGN IN 2009: 2

RUNNING BACKS CURRENTLY COMMITTED: 1 (Rod McDowell)

RUNNING BACKS MOST LIKELY SIGNED: Rod McDowell

RANKING CLEMSON'S TOP RB RECRUITS
#1. Jaamal Berry (5-11/193/4.31)- MIAMI, FL. ()

The No. 4 running back in the nation according to Scout.com, Berry rushed 140 times for 1,033 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior in 2007. He also had five receptions for 30 yards. Berry says he can bench 340-pounds, squat 430 and has a 38-inch vertical jump. Clemson will get a very-important unofficial next month.

RECRUITED BY: David Blackwell

#2. Lamar Miller (5-11/203/4.4) - MIAMI, FL. ()

Miller, Scout.com's No. 3 running back in the nation, carried the ball 165 times for 1,122 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. He also had four catches for 65 yards. Earlier this week he told Scout.com, "I'm still considering a bunch of schools. Miami, West Virginia, Florida, Clemson, Tennessee, Florida State, USF, UCF, Rutgers, those are some of them."

RECRUITED BY: DAVID BLACKWELL

#3. Rod McDowell (5-9/174/4.4) - SUMTER, S.C. ()

McDowell finished his junior year with 1399 yards on 158 attempts and 21 touchdowns rushing with 28 total touchdowns on the year. Has been committed to Clemson since early February and remains strong in his commitment, telling CUTigers.com in a recent interview, "I get chills every time I see Death Valley." Currently ranked No. 53 and a three-star prospect in Scout.com's updated national rankings.

RECRUITED BY: Andre Powell

#4. Tim Simon (6-2/200/4.6) - CORDOVA, AL. ()

Simon rushed for 1,566 yards on 176 carries and 33 touchdowns on the state championship team. Currently ranked as the No. 73 running back in the nation and a three-star prospect according to Scout.com. Is also planning an unofficial visit to Tigertown later this summer.

RECRUITED BY: Dabo Swinney

#5. Orwin Smith (6-0/195/4.6) - PHENIX CITY, AL. ()

As a junior, Smith rushed for 1,278 yards and 12 touchdowns. Currently ranked as the No. 90 running back prospect in the nation according to Scout.com and is a three-star prospect. Clemson has offered here as well as both in-state powers in Alabama and Auburn not to mention a host of other schools.

RECRUITED BY: Dabo Swinney


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