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Clemson Football Recruiting Rundown

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A rundown of what has happened in the world of Clemson recruiting this past week.

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Rashan Gary:

Rashan Gary Tom Hauck, Student Sports

Gary poses for a photo at The Opening New Jersey

This past week some bad news come out about Michigan commit Rashan Gary, who happened to be the number one player in the class of 2016. According to an article by Darren Cooper of northjersey.com, a man called Gary's high school at 2:30 a.m. the day before his visit Clemson at the end of January and left a threatening voice mail. On the voice mail, which was left by a man who identified himself as 'Clemson Dan', Gary was warned that he better be serious about Clemson.  "We just wantin’ to know if you’re coming down here for a visit, you better be serious about it, ’cause there’s only two things we love and that’s Clemson football and the KKK," said the caller. Gary, who was between Michigan and Clemson, committed to play for the Wolverines just six days later on ESPN. The identity of 'Clemson Dan' may never be known and it is impossible to say whether or not he was trying to scare Gary aware from the Tigers, however the Paramus Police Department is still investigating the case.

Jacobe Clement

Three-star 2017 DB recruit Jacobe Clement released his top-five on twitter this past week naming Clemson among the leaders. Clement thanked all the schools that have been recruiting him in the message before naming NC State, Wake Forest, Tennessee, UNC Chapel Hill and Clemson, in that order. Clement, a North Carolina native,  concluded his message by saying that he is still open to being recruited by other schools and that he plans to commit "after spring ball." The full tweet and his highlight tape can be seen below.

Amari Rodgers

Bad luck for 2017 Clemson WR commit Amari Rodgers who announced on his twitter this week that he will be undergoing surgery for a torn labrum which he "hurt a few weeks ago in a 7on7 tournament." Rodgers will miss part of his senior season at Knoxville Catholic High School as a result of the injury. In his message, Rodgers said that he will "work his butt off to get back as soon as possible," and guaranteed that he will be back.  The rest of the four-star's message can be seen below.

Recent Offers

Clemson offered two sought-after players this past week. Three-star linebacker Kenney Britt, of Alabama, tweeted Thursday about receiving an offer from the Tigers. Clemson will be playing catch up on Britt, who said that Auburn was his leader earlier this week, according to 247 sports. Since receiving his offer, Britt and Clemson commit Amari Rodgers, see above player, have been talking to each other on twitter, where the duo had a roast contest. According to this twitter poll, Britt won. Britt currently holds offers from 30 schools including Alabama, Florida and Michigan along with Clemson and Auburn.

In addition to Britt, Clemson offered 2018 four-star tight end Mustapha Muhammad from Texas. Muhammad is quickly becoming the one of the most coveted recruits in his class. He picked up offers from Clemson, Auburn, UCLA, Miami and Ohio State in the past 10 days. Full disclosure, he picked up his Clemson offer two weeks ago, but this was an important enough player to include it in this wrap-up. In total he already has 19 offers and it is not hard to see why; as a sophomore in high school, Muhammad already is 6-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 225 lbs. On the field he has the ability to go up and get the ball and has been good at creating separation so far. See his highlight tape below.