Clemson Recruiting: Ray Ray McCloud Primer


Consider this the open thread for McCloud's commitment tonight at 6:30pm--its going to be an entire half hour thrill ride of a show. I was going to write an entire love letter to my man crush this...

All In Cookout Recruiting News and Notes (Part 2)


Before I start I can officially release that Jerome Maybank is leaving the team. Dr. B called this from day one and said it was a waste of a scholarship. Lots of people said the usual--just you...

How Is Clemson Doing In Atlanta Recruiting?


After looking at Charlotte earlier this month, we look at how Clemson has done recruiting in the Atlanta area.

Recruiting Notebook: Summer News and Notes Part 1


Here comes a quick fix...

A Data-Driven Look at Charlotte Recruiting


A lot has been said about Clemson's recruiting success in Charlotte, but what does the data say?

Dabo Swinney Camp Confidential


Its t hat time of year again where Clemson recruiting takes off...wait...we are at 18 commits already? Coach Swinney and company have zeroed in on the remaining targets and there really isn't much...

Additional Thoughts: DE Recruiting, Clelin Ferrell


Who is Clelin Ferrell (6'5 225) and why had he flown under the radar these past few months? Up until a week ago (really just a couple of days ago) none of the recruiting sites and writers had any...

DE Clelin Ferrell Commits to Clemson


Clelin Ferrell (6'5, 220, 4.7 40), a Weakside DE from Richmond VA, committed to Clemson today at his school, though we knew of this a couple days ago. Ferrell is ranked the 5th player in Virginia,...

DE LaSamuel Davis Commits to Clemson


As expected, Bamberg-Ehrhard WDE LaSamuel Davis (6'4, 218, 4.68 40) committed to Clemson this afternoon. Davis had strong interest from NC State and UNC, and supposedly had offers from K-State,...

WR Deon Cain Commits to Clemson


Deon Cain (6'1, 190), a WR from Tampa Bay FL, committed to Clemson this afternoon as we've been expecting. Cain had offers from nearly everyone, as he was ranked 151 by Rivals nationally as an...

Deon Cain a Clemson Tiger??


Man Crush Part 2

Orange Bowl Depth Chart Analysis


We did not put together an analysis prior to the Orange Bowl back in January.  Since the bowl, I received several requests to put that article together.  This one may be a bit late but is of...

2014 Recruiting Cycle: Outside the ACC


We've taken a quick look at the 2014 recruiting cycle for ACC teams (plus Notre Dame) and now want to discuss teams outside the ACC that Clemson has played recently and / or frequently recruits...

CB Juwuan Briscoe and TE Garrett Williams commit


Clemson garnered their 14th and 15th commitments of the cycle over the weekend with CB Juwuan Briscoe and TE Garrett Williams, filling the slots at CB and TE for the class. Briscoe (6'0 185), from...

TE Garrett Williams to Clemson??


For awhile now we have said that Garrett Williams (6'4, 225) from Orlando, Florida was the best possibility to commit to Clemson. Our friends over at TomahawkNation felt like they were also in a...

2014 Recruiting Cycle: Coastal Division


Earlier we discussed the 2014 recruiting cycle and how ACC Atlantic schools fared.  Today we want to discuss how non-ACC Atlantic schools (Coastal Division + Notre Dame) made out in the last...

DT Sterling Johnson and OT Zach Giella Commit


Late last night, Clayton HS (NC) defensive tackle Sterling Johnson (6'5 288) committed to Clemson without having discussed it with Coach Swinney. They finally did discuss it and Clemson accepted...

Evaluating the 2009 Recruiting Class


We are evaluating how close the recruiting services were with their ratings of the 2009 incoming class, Swinney's first and the so-called "Dandy Dozen." This includes all the guys signed by Clemson...

2014 Recruiting Cycle: ACC Atlantic


Every year we put together brief articles in an effort to collect general observations about recruiting cycles and how Clemson compares to other teams through these cycles.  Today we will quickly...

Clemson QB: Chad Kelly Implications & Kelly Bryant


Thought this might be a good time to add in a nice little recruiting nugget and to fully flesh out our QB recruiting situation for the 2015 year. For the record Clemson is still only going to take...

DT Gage Cervenka Commits to Clemson


Gage Cervenka (6'3 277, 4.9 40) a DT from Emerald HS in Greenwood SC, committed to Clemson today, just a couple weeks after receiving his offer. Cervenka has offers from NC State, WF, Miami, and...

Kaleb Chalmers Commits to Clemson


Apologies for the lateness...wife went into labor early (our third) and now we have our first baby girl (so now even if the rest of the article is awful--you still have to be nice to me!!). CB...

Recruiting: The True Importance Of Mitch Hyatt


Roughly a month ago the nation's top offensive tackle recruit for 2015 committed to play football for Clemson University. What does the high-profile acquisition of Mitch Hyatt truly mean for the...

OLB Chad Smith Commits to Clemson


Chad Smith (6'4 215, 4.77 40), an OLB from Dominion HS near Reston Virginia, committed to Clemson today. His main offers are from Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, and Pitt. He's rated the #14 player in...

OT Jake Fruhmorgen Commits to Clemson


Jake Fruhmorgen (6'5, 282), an offensive tackle from Plant HS in Tampa FL, committed to Clemson at his school today. Fruhmorgen has offers from most of the southeastern schools, including Florida,...

Recruiting: Getting Offensive & Jake Fruhmorgan


We need some recruiting updates!! What is going on?? Alright--here is my beast mode offensive post. Offensive Line I told you during our last installment that Plant, FL, OT Jake Fruhmorgan (6'5,...

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