Clemson targets finally hit the field

Several of Clemson's top verbal commitments as well as prime targets for the 2011 recruiting class hit the field Friday night.

Most of Clemson's major targets for the 2011 recruiting class have finally hit the field within the last 48 hours ... here's a look at some of the initial reports starting to filter in on their performances:

WR Sammy Watkins - Carl Bleich with wrote that several games in the Fort Meyers area were postponed or cancelled Friday night because of heavy rainfall. South Fort Meyers High School won't play until Saturday night.

TE Jay Rome - Five-star tight end Jay Rome had four receptions for 62 yards in Valdosta's win.

OT Brandon Shell - Jeff Hartsell with The Charleston Post and Courier was on-hand to see. In the second line of his story, he wrote, "With 6-7, 290-pound tackle Brandon Shell paving the way, the Gators opened the season by rolling to a 49-28 victory over Class AAAA foe Irmo on Friday night at John Fulmer Field."

LB Travis Hughes - Hughes, who doubles as a running back at the prep level, rushed for just 45 yards on 13 carries in Kempsville's loss Friday night.

DB Demetrious Nicholson - Right down the road from Hughes, Nicholson, a four-star cornerback prospect, had four receptions for 76 yards.

QB Tamyn Garrick - On the board as a quarterback and after going 3-for-10 for 41 yards and three interceptions in the 7-0 loss to Strom Thurmond last week, Garrick bounced back against Barnwell and went 16-of-26 for 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

QB Morgan Roberts - On Thursday, Roberts went 5-for-8 for 160 yards and two touchdowns.

RB Mike Bellamy - According to a correspondent with The Herald Tribune, Bellamy did not play and was in street clothes for Charlotte's game Friday night.

WR Charone Peake - According to Todd Shanesy with the Spartanburg-Herald Journal, "He had a 7-yard touchdown called back because of penalty and three plays later got hurt on a 12-yard reception down to the 6 with 4:44 left in the second quarter. After having the ankle iced and then taped, Peake was testing it during the second half but never came back into the game."

Peake suffered a sprained ankle.

QB Tony McNeal - Irvin Goodwin, a Rock Hill Herald correspondent saw McNeal Chester High School's route over rival Lewisville.

Goodwin said, "Quarterback Tony McNeal shook off the interception and finished 13-of-20 for 162 yards and four touchdowns."

DB Cortez Davis, RB Marlin Lane - Lane did not play Friday night and his status for the season remains questionable as he recovers from an injury. Michael Lewis with The Daytona Beach News-Journal saw Mainland High School's offense struggle in a 14-0 loss without Lane on Friday.

Davis had a game-high two receptions for 34 yards.

DB Robert Smith - Roger Lee with The Journal Scene saw Woodland play Fort Dorchester.

He said, "Woodland QB Robert Smith completed 16 of 33 passes for 132 yards and two TDs with one interception. He also rushed 20 times for more than 90 yards."

Keep in mind Smith is being recruited as a defensive back to Clemson.

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