Ranking Clemson's Top QB Recruits

A closer look at the top quarterback prospects on the board for the Clemson Tigers for the 2009 recruiting class. (pictured left: five-star QB Morgan Newton)

QUARTERBACKS SIGNED IN 2008: 2 (Kyle Parker, Jon Richt)

QUARTERBACKS EXPECTED TO SIGN IN 2009: 1

QUARTERBACKS CURRENTLY COMMITTED: 0

QUARTERBACK MOST LIKELY SIGNED: Ryan Mossakowski

RANKING CLEMSON'S TOP QB RECRUITS
#1. Morgan Newton (6-5/215/4.50) - CARMEL, IN. ()

Newton, who is considered one of the top dual threat quarterbacks in the nation for the class of 2009, completed 124-of-213 passes for 1,900 yards and 25 touchdowns passing as a junior. He also had 132 rushing attempts for 750 yards and 11 touchdowns. Kentucky, Florida and Miami are the next three stops for the dual-threat star this summer, as he has visited numerous schools to get a better feel for where he wants to go. Newton visited Clemson unofficially during spring practice and will likely be back on campus for an official visit. In addition, Clemson is also expected to be one of the five schools to receive an official visit. Rob Spence also visited Newton during the spring evalation period as well. Scout.com currently lists Newton as the No. 7 quarterback in the country.

RECRUITED BY: Rob Spence

#2. Ryan Mossakowski (6-4/203/4.80) - FRISCO, TX. ()

As a junior, Mossakowski completed 264-of-462 passes (57 percent) for 3,029 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also gained 227 yards on 71 rushes for seven additional scores. Visited Clemson for the first time three weeks for camp and came away very impressed. Clemson will battle Texas A&M, Auburn, Tennessee, Nebraska and a host of others for his services, but Mossakowski plans visiting unofficially once again later this fall and the Tigers should also get an official visit as well. The four-star signal caller is also a standout baseball performer- which could possibly impact his football plans at some point.

RECRUITED BY: Rob Spence

#3. Eugene Smith (6-3/180/4.60) - ()

Smith, the No. 8 quarterback in the nation according to Scout.com, passed for 2,200 yards 25 touchdowns with just three interceptions as a junior and was named Second Team All-State QB. Clemson officially moved in with an offer earlier this month. The staff would like to get him on campus this summer but as of right now those plans are not set in stone. Michigian, Florida State, Boston College and LSU are the early leaders for his services.

RECRUITED BY: David Blackwell



NOTE: Just three known scholarship offers have been extended by Clemson's coaching staff to quarterbacks in the 2009 recruiting class.

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