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Welcome to CUTigers.com! Keep it right here throughout National Signing Day as we bring you the absolute latest information on the Tigers' 2009 recruiting class.

It won't be the biggest class signed by the Clemson coaching staff, but the 2009 recruiting class will still offer plenty of bang for the buck.

With six of Clemson's 11 verbal commitments rated four stars or higher, there's plenty of star power headed to Tigertown this fall in more ways than one.

The headliner will be five-star quarterback Tajh Boyd, Scout.com's No. 4 quarterback in the country. Boyd chose the Tigers over Oregon and Ohio State in a press conference at his high school just one week ago and was the Co-MVP of the U.S. Army All-American game last month.

He is set to send his Letter of Intent shortly before 9 AM Eastern Time Wednesday morning.

"In the midst of a coaching change, many new head coaches are tempted to bring in a full class which often ends up not seeing the full four years in school," says Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Miller Safrit.

"New head coach Dabo Swinney took a different approach with a smaller class filled with player who not only should see the field for the Tigers but the potential to become stars nationally.

"Led by quarterback Tajh Boyd, one of the top prospects in the country at his position, the Tigers also picked up some of the top players from the Palmetto State in offensive lineman J.K. Jay, defensive end Malliciah Goodman, and offensive lineman Brandon Thomas."

Jay and Goodman are already enrolled at Clemson will participate in spring practice and both have already signed their LOIs.

Five-star quarterback Tajh Boyd will be the highest-ranked signal caller signed by the Tigers in this decade.
The Tigers also have verbal commitments from the No. 7 fullback in the country (Tyler Shatley), the state of South Carolina's No. 1 running back (Rod McDowell), and one of the top prep school prospects in the country in four-star safety Jonathan Meeks.

And make no mistake about it, there promises to be more fireworks today and possibly in the coming weeks as well in regards to the 2009 class.

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Also, stay tuned to CUTigers.com all day long for a full report of Dabo Swinney's 2:00 p.m. press conference to discuss Clemson's recruiting class, including quotes, audio and video.

Click the player profiles on the commitment list linked below for bio info and exclusive video highlight reels, and also check out the following recruiting updates posted on CUTigers in the last 24 hours to get the info you need as LOIs come rolling in Wednesday:

LINK - The Next Big Thing
LINK - Signing Day Bios
LINK - Dabo Swinney's Press Conference
LINK - Tigers Land Alabama Jumbo Athlete
LINK - Updated South Carolina Top 30
LINK - 2009 Scout.com Team Rankings
LINK - Clemson Commitment List
LINK - Who's Left? What's Next for Clemson's Recruiting?
LINK - Tajh Boyd Set for Signing Day
LINK - Ready to be a Tiger
LINK - Rod McDowell: Wow
LINK - Meeks Set for Signing Day

Also keep in mind there are three prospects the Tigers still have on their 2009 recruiting board who plan on announcing today: 4-star wide receiver Kendall Kelly, three-star linebacker/running back Tim Simon and three-star tight end Darrell Smith.

Kelly and Smith, who are both from Gadsden City High School in Alabama, are set to announce their decision on ESPN around 2:30 Eastern Time.

CUTigers/Scout.com will also be on hand for live coverage of the event.

Simon, who remains verbally committed to Mississippi at the present moment, will likely just fax his LOI to the school of his choice.

Clemson is also still recruiting the No. 1 ranked prospect in the country in Wichita, Kansas running back Bryce Brown. Brown will not be signing with any school today as he continues to look at Clemson, Miami, Oregon and Auburn.

Last but not least, the Tigers could also still be waiting on four-star defensive lineman Leon Mackey, who committed to Clemson in January but recently may have backed off that commitment after taking an official visit to South Carolina this past weekend.

Mackey signed with Virginia Tech a year ago before ending up at Hargrave Military Academy. Virginia Tech did not release him from his LOI until recently, which may mean he'd have to sit out a year if he signed with an ACC school.

Here is the updated list of confirmed National Letters of Intent (updated as new LOIs are sent into Clemson University):


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