Other Players of Interest
OL David Overmyer (Signed with FSU)
DL Anthony McDaniel (Signed with Tennessee)
OL Woodly Telfort (Signed with South Carolina)
DL Fred Saint Preux (Signed with South Carolina)
OL Eric Young (Signed with Tennessee)
OL Brandon Pilgrim
Rated the #29 prospect in Georgia and 47th best offensive tackle in the country according to Rivals.com… #32 player in Georgia by Borderwars.com… three-year letterman and two-year starter… 2002 Gwinnett County Touchdown Club Offensive Lineman of the Year… first team All-County and second team All-State in 2002… led team to three state championships and a 45-0 record… played for coach Cecil Flowe… chose Clemson over Georgia Tech, Auburn, Virginia, Arkansas and South Carolina.
WR Chris Jefferson
Rated the #14 player in North Carolina according to Borderwars.com… SuperPrep All-Mid Atlantic team and #18 prospect in the state… 66th-best wide receiver in the nation according to Rivals.com… All-Conference, All-Area, and Charlotte Observer All-Piedmont in 2002… played for Coach Tim McMahon… chose Clemson over North Carolina and Wake Forest.
RB Brandon Nolen
SuperPrep All-Northeast Team… All-State First-Team and Super 100 All-State pick by New Jersey Coaches his senior season…50th best running back in the country according to Rivals.com… rushed for 1180 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2002, including a long run of 94 yards… caught one touchdown pass and returned a punt for a touchdown… also put in time on defense, making 35 tackles and an interception… All-Area, All-County, All-Conference, All-Division his junior and senior years… all-conference and all-area in track his junior season in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 2x200m… lettered two years in basketball… played for Coach Bob DeMarco… chose Clemson over Maryland, Virginia Tech, Syracuse and Penn State.
PK Jad Dean
Rated the top kicker in the state by Rivals.com and SuperPrep… #21 prospect in SC and All-Mid Atlantic team member according to SuperPrep… #23 prospect in the state by Borderwars.com… PrepStar All-Atlantic Region member… one of the Charlotte Observer's Top 25 prospects in the state… 2002 Shrine Bowl participant… All-Lakelands, All-Region, and Special Teams MVP his sophomore, junior and senior seasons… All-State 4A in 2001 and All Class All-State in 2002… converted 42-43 extra point attempts and 9-12 field goals with a long of 45 yards his senior year… had a 39.8 yard punting average and 59 of his 66 kickoffs were unreturnable in 2002… won the MVP kicking award at summer camps at Georgia and LSU with over 200 kickers… on the Ray Guy National Talent Search list… member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and FCA… played for Coach Shell Dula… chose Clemson over Georgia, Florida State and Louisiana State.
QB C.J. Gaddis
Rated the #7 prospect in North Carolina and 18th best quarterback in the country according to Rivals.com… SuperPrep All-American and All-Southeast team member… #5 prospect in North Carolina according to SuperPrep… Borderwars.com 101 Team member and #7 player in North Carolina… PrepStar All-Atlantic Region member… Tom Lemming All-Mid Atlantic Team… threw for 618 yards, eight touchdowns and no interceptions while rushing for 591 yards and eight touchdowns… one of the Charlotte Observer's Top 25 prospects in the state… 2002 Shrine Bowl participant… conference offensive and overall MVP his senior season… All-Cape Fear and All-State member in 2002… played for Coach Greg Bryant… chose Clemson over Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and NC State.
OL Chris Capote
All-State and All-County Class 6A-4A First Team Offense member his senior season… #10 Miami-Dade prospect according to Miami Herald… top 100 Florida prospect according to Orlando Sentinel… had 117 pancake blocks while allowing no sacks his senior season… graded out at 93 percent in 2002… three-year starter… #16 offensive lineman in Florida according to Floridakids.net… won Most Outstanding Academics in Football award his junior season…honor roll student who plans to major in pre-med… two year letterman in baseball… played for Coach Billy Rolle… chose Clemson over Georgia Tech and Florida.
OL Clint LaTray
Rated the #14 offensive lineman in Texas and 33rd best offensive guard in the country according to Rivals.com… first team All-District, All-Area and third team All-State his senior season… first team All-District his junior season… led team to district championship in 2001 and 2002… three-year starter… played for Coach Joe Martin… chose Clemson over TCU, Baylor, SMU and Kansas.
ROV Maurice Nelson
Rated one of the top 10 players in the state by SC Varsity, SC Pigskin Prep and the SC High School Sports Report… #4 player in South Carolina according to Borderwars.com and Rivals.com… #5 player in SC according to the Charlotte Observer… #7 prospect in the state according to Mickey Plyler… PrepStar All-American… SuperPrep and Tom Lemming All-Mid Atlantic Team member… 16th best defensive back in the country according to Rivals.com… one of the top 50 players in the South according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution… CBS Sports All-Southeast Team member in 2002… North-South Game participant… All-District and All-Area from 2000-2002… All-Region and All-State 2001-2002… had 137 tackles, eight sacks, four interceptions and five fumble recoveries… team defensive MVP… four-year letterman in football and weight lifting… All-State weight lifter in 2001 and 2002, and 2002 state champion in the 205lb class… played for Coach Keith Crolley… brother of current Clemson linebacker Roosevelt Nelson… chose Clemson over South Carolina, Georgia and Maryland.
OL Marion Dukes
Rated the #2 lineman in the state according to the Charlotte Observer… first team AP All-State member (all classifications)… first team All-Region 2001 and 2002… most valuable offensive lineman and team captain his senior year… graded out at 80 percent with five pancakes and 10 knockdown blocks his senior year… #8 prospect in the state according to Mickey Plyler and Borderwars.com… #9 prospect in SC according to SuperPrep and member of All-Mid Atlantic team… #10 prospect in the state according to Rivals.com… Tom Lemming All-Mid Atlantic Team member… PrepStar All-Atlantic Region member … #50 offensive lineman in the country by Rivals.com… 2002 Shrine Bowl participant… also made 36 tackles and six sacks over his career as a defensive lineman… starter on the basketball team… played for Coach Andy Tweito… chose Clemson over South Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech and North Carolina.
CB Brian Staley
Two-time JUCO All-American.. one of the top four cornerback prospects in the country and top JUCO cornerback according to Borderwars.com… 14th best JUCO prospect in the country according to SuperPrep… had 10 interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns, last season at Georgia Military College… also made 68 tackles, 26 pass break ups and blocked a punt… had 80 tackles and nine interceptions his freshman year at Georgia Military College… the nine interceptions led the nation and six of them were returned for touchdowns… also blocked four punts and returned one for a touchdown… had 26 total interceptions at Aiken High School… caught 49 passes for 825 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior year… All-Area, All-Region, All-District, All-State his junior and senior years… North-South Game participant… All-Area player according to the Augusta Chronicle… played for Coach Carey Johnson at Aiken High School and Coach Bert Williams at Georgia Military College… chose Clemson over South Carolina and Nebraska.
CB Robert Reese
USA Today All South Region Team member… 42nd best athlete in the country according to Rivals.com… #47 player in Georgia according to Borderwars.com… PrepStar All-Southeast Region member… four-time All-County and All-Region selection… two-time All-State selection… county and region offensive MVP in 2001 and 2002… three-time team MVP… holds school records for rushing yards in a game (310), season (1,632) and career (3,992), most TDs in a game (six) and season (32), most INTs in a game (three) and career (19), most return TDs in a season (six) and career (13) and most return yards in a season (639)… played for Coach Manty Wild… chose Clemson over Auburn and Georgia.
TE Zach Green
First team All-Area 2001-2002 and second team All-Metro 2001-2002… broke school single season receiving record in 2001 with 31 catches for 478 yards… three-year starter in football and two-year starter in basketball… two-year letterman in track in the high jump, shotput and discus… scored the most points for his track team in 2002… played for Coach Frank Caputo… chose Clemson over Georgia Tech and Arkansas.
DL Chris McDuffie
Three-star lineman according to Rivlas.com… All-Region, All-District and All-State his senior year at George Washington HS… named to second team of the Associated Press' Virginia Group AAA football team … 3A Defensive Player of the Year… Virginia Shrine Bowl MVP… played for Coach Everett Woods at George Washington HS and Coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military Academy… chose Clemson over Arkansas, East Carolina and Florida State.
RB Tremaine Billie
All-American and 17th best running back in the country according to Tom Lemming… #9 prospect in the state according to the SC High School Sports Report… #10 prospect in the state according to Mickey Plyler… All-Mid Atlantic team member and #13 prospect in SC according to SuperPrep… #17 prospect in the state according to Rivals.com and #20 according to Borderwars.com… #24 athlete in the country by Rivals.com… PrepStar All-Atlantic Region member… one of the Charlotte Observer's Top 25 prospects in the state… played two seasons at linebacker before moving to running back his junior season… rushed for 2003 yards (school record) and 19 touchdowns in his first season at running back and also made 52 tackles on defense… earned team and region MVP honors in 2001… rushed for 1000 yards over the first five games of 2002 with an offensive line that did not have a returning starter… missed two games with a sprained ankle and finished his senior year with 1,570 yards and 17 touchdowns in eight games… also had 58 tackles, including two sacks, three caused fumbles and a blocked kick in 2002… set school career rushing mark with 4,073 yards and his 43 career touchdowns set a new school standard… All-Region selection, Mr. Football finalist and North-South All-Star Game selection in 2002… voted captain by his teammates in 2001 and 2002… two year letterman in basketball and will pick up his fifth letter in track this spring… MVP of the track team in 2001 and 2002… Class 3A state champion in the 100m in 2002… played for Coach Bill Bacon… chose Clemson over South Carolina.
DE Kwam Williams
Made 128 tackles with 14 sacks and one interception his senior season… first-team All-City and All-Region… team defensive MVP and All-State honorable mention… two-star defensive end according to Rivals.com and Borderwars.com… played for Coach Dallas Allen… chose Clemson over Arkansas and Middle Tennessee.
CB Sergio Gilliam
All-Area, All-Region, All-County, All-State his junior and senior years… 2002 Shrine Bowl participant… led state in interceptions his junior and senior years with 13 and 10, respectively… ranked the 13th best player in the state according to the SC High School Sports Report… #14 prospect in the state according to Mickey Plyler… #15 prospect in the state according to Borderwars.com… SuperPrep All-Mid Atlantic Team member and #16 prospect in SC… team MVP as a senior… lettered four years in football and basketball and three years in track… All-Area, All-Region, All-County, All-State in basketball his junior year as well as team MVP… All-Area, All-Region, All-State in track his junior year as well as MVP… qualified for state in 100m, 200m, high jump and 4x100m relay… played for Coach Travis Perry… chose Clemson over South Carolina and Georgia Tech.
LB Nick Watkins
Three-year starter at linebacker and team captain his senior… All-District 2001 and 2002… All-Westbank New Orleans 2000-2002… All-Metro New Orleans 2002… 2002 Orleans/Jefferson Parish All-Star Game participant who earned defensive MVP honors… played for Coach Don Wattigny... chose Clemson over Tulane, Michigan State, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State.