2010 Tiger Targets: WR

With the Tigers already having secured verbal commitments from the best wide receivers in the state, Clemson will continue to recruit the position, but only as an over-sign position.


This smooth receiver managed to keep himself hidden well into spring, but is a secret no longer. The summer evaluation period has been very kind and he has seen his offer sheet explode.

WR Quantavious Leslie

THE LOW DOWN: This smooth receiver managed to keep himself hidden well into spring, but is a secret no longer. The summer evaluation period has been very kind and he has seen his offer sheet explode. Combining a tall, lanky frame with deceptively smooth speed and a good burst off the line, it is little wonder as to why "Q" has become one of the more sought after receivers in the southeast. Leslie has shown at numerous camps this summer that he not only belongs on a Division 1 roster, but could find significant playing time for a top tier BCS school. Leslie also happens to play with future 2011 stud recruits LaMichael Fanning (DE) and Quan Bray (RB) at Calloway high school. Clemson is heavily recruiting both and will likely extend written offers in September as soon as it is legal to do so. Incidentally, the Calloway offensive coordinator is Matt Napier, the brother of one Billy Napier.

THE CONTENDERS: The Tigers jumped on this prospect early during his junior year and were in excellent shape. However, the commitments of Martavis Bryant, Joe Craig, and DeAndre Hopkins have slowed down Clemson's pursuit. While still over-sign worthy, the selectivity shown at the WR position has caused the Tigers to slip. A recent offer from LSU has catapulted them to the top before "Q" has even visited Baton Rouge. A good visit could seal the deal. Also in the mix are Oklahoma State and West Virginia. Both remain in strong contention and seeing as how LSU already has two receiver prospects committed, he may take a longer look at those two spread offense programs. The crystal ball says that Leslie's stock continues to rise through the summer, he visits Baton Rouge, and ends up committing before he leaves campus.


Clemson has Blue on the board as a receiver, but the versatile athlete could play a number of positions. In fact, the Gamecocks actually like him more as a cornerback.

WR Antuawn Blue

THE LOW DOWN: This instate athlete was extensively evaluated by both South Carolina and Clemson in the spring period and both schools liked what they saw. Clemson has him on the board as a receiver, but the versatile athlete could play a number of positions. In fact, the Gamecocks actually like him more as a cornerback. His size (6'0" and 175 lbs.) and speed would make for a very good, physical corner. Either way, programs have come to admire his explosion off the line and his sheer athleticism. While the dynamic athlete has garnered some attention, it has been far below the level warranted for a prospect of his caliber as he is still waiting on his first offer. Much of this has to do with some work still needed in the classroom, but should he get his ducks in a row, expect the offers to come quickly.

THE CONTENDERS: Clemson is holding steady at the top spot as he is in the Tigers backyard. Having visited the campus numerous times and the fact that the staff evaluated him twice during the spring has only helped maintain that lead. South Carolina is running a close second and may be closer to offering. If either school pulls the trigger, it may not result in an immediate commitment, but it would put a stranglehold on his recruiting. UNC has also expressed some interest, but would like to see some improvement in test scores before considering an offer. Noting his major program talent but possible academic concerns, Coastal Carolina has done an excellent job of positioning to snatch him up should he fall through the cracks. If this happens, expect Blue to shine against FCS competition. The crystal ball says Blue makes enough improvement academically and the Gamecocks are thin enough at corner that they can't afford to pass on a talent like Antuawn; he gets his offer and commits to South Carolina.


Boone's recruitment started off slow largely due to an injury (torn ACL) hampering his exposure. However, as he has become healthier and been able to perform, his recruitment has turned from limited options into a deluge of offers.

WR Kadron Boone

THE LOW DOWN: When you first lay eyes upon Boone, you can't help but marvel at his smoothness. Silky, fluid, effortless, flowing; Kadron seems to glide around the field as if on ice. Though not a true burner he does have good top end speed and is capable of separating from defenders. Not overly explosive off the line or in and out of his breaks, he makes up for it by running very precise, crisp routes. He has excellent hands and is already a fairly polished receiver for this stage in his career. Boone will make an impact earlier in his career rather than later due to his solid fundamental base and body size and will make an excellent possession receiver throughout his career. His upside may not be as high as some of the other elite receivers as he is closer to maximizing his raw potential, but certainly has ample room for growth. Kadron is more of a known quality prospect; a low ceiling/high floor guy rather than a gamble, boom or bust type player.

THE CONTENDERS: Boone's recruitment started off slow largely due to an injury (torn ACL) hampering his exposure. However, as he has become healthier and been able to perform, his recruitment has turned from limited options into a deluge of offers. Hometown favorite Florida was one of the first schools to offer him and have maintained a steady effort throughout the process. In addition to being less than an hour away from the Gator's campus, Boone also has had a cousin play for the Gators. Miami also looks to be a factor for his services and it ultimately may come down to a Sunshine State battle. Texas Tech's aerial assault has caught his interest and given the production they churn out of similar possession type receivers, Kadron would fit in quite well with their flying squadron of pass catchers. Clemson has also sparked his interest and is working hard to get him on campus. Coach Rumph has done an excellent job of recruiting him and if they can get a visit, could become a serious threat for his services. Notre Dame has most recently entered the fray, but looks to be on the outside looking in. The crystal ball says that Miami and Florida battle it out and it may come down to who hasn't filled up at the receiver spot first.


Ambles is the complete package at wide receiver. At 6-2, 190 pounds, he has the size to dominate the smaller corners. He also runs crisp routes and gets in and out of his breaks very well.

WR Markeith Ambles

The Low Down - His talent is undeniable, but question marks surround his recruitment. Ambles boasts coast to coast offers from every major program in the entire nation, including the likes of a tender from Southern Cal. However, over the course of the spring evaluation, Markeith has seen as many schools cool on him as have offered. There are many rumors surfacing regarding his strange situation, but most teams are willing to overlook these minor flaws in light of his massive talent. A clear top 100 prospect in the nation regardless of position, Ambles can do it all. A complete receiver that is capable of being a dominant force at the next level. This is a prospect to keep an eye on as he will do big things at the college of his choice from the get go.

THE CONTENDERS: With so many offers to choose from and a short list that is longer than most prospects entire tender list (16 made his initial cut!), it is tough to gauge his interest levels. A likely SEC lean, the Gators have occupied the top spot by the slightest of margins for a while. Bama has made a strong push of late, but has been unable to dethrone Florida. While he has visited some west coast schools (USC, UCLA, Cal, Oregon), the ultimately may not figure to be much of a threat. Clemson has developed a good relationship with the prospect and is firmly in the running, though trailing the SEC powers. Having already visited the campus, he is familiar with what Clemson has to offer, but a return trip is a must if the Tigers hope to stand a chance. The crystal ball says that the rich get richer and the Gators reel in one of the best receivers in the entire country.


A great athlete with tremendous upside, Meline could wind up at either receiver or safety. While he is extremely raw and his potential is just starting to be tapped, his ceiling is incredibly high and has the ability to be an absolute force after a few years of coaching up.

WR Ted Meline

THE LOW DOWN: Meline is an intriguing prospect that is poised to see his stock rise more than most during his senior year. An injury plagued junior year greatly hampered his progress as a prospect as well as drove down his stock. Though he possesses a respectable three-star marker from Scout.com, Ted has clear four star potential. If he breaks out and is able to display his pure athleticism, expect his ranking to increase dramatically over the course of the year. A great athlete with tremendous upside, Meline could wind up at either receiver or safety. While he is extremely raw and his potential is just starting to be tapped, his ceiling is incredibly high and has the ability to be an absolute force after a few years of coaching up. A do it all athlete with good size could play a half dozen different positions for Booker T. Washington this year in an effort to get this great prospect in on as many plays as possible.

THE CONTENDERS: Georgia had this one all but sewn up until they decided to slow play him. The Dawgs appear to be waiting to see if he can match his talent with production during his senior year before being willing to take his commitment. While UGA is in a position to pull this off, lurking in the weeds is Oregon and Tennessee. Both schools are pushing hard for Meline and would accept his commitment on the spot. Clemson has extended an offer and caught his interest early, but as of yet, has little to show for it. This is yet another case where getting the prospect on campus is paramount to success. If schools continue to slow play Ted, look for the Tigers to get more involved here either as an over sign at receiver or as a solid safety. The crystal ball says Meline recovers to his full potential and Georgia's vice grip proves unbreakable as the Dawgs pick up a great athlete.

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