Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Where do recruits come from?

I'm sure you've been sitting around watching college football and thought to yourself, "Where do the coaches find these guys?" There are numerous ways a coach or recruitment staff can discover a young player. Through local high schools, word-of-mouth, or junior colleges. But for Clemson, Dabo refuses to recruit any player from a junior college. But unfortunately Clemson administration has strict rules on transfer players. With any type of junior college player, they must be able to transfer in a certain amount of hours into a degree to make them eligible . Many people have assumed that Dabo will not recruit these types of players, but his lack of junior college players is actually a restriction put in place by the administration, not on Dabo's personal preference.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Invterview with Demarcus Robinson

TigerNet got to have a personal chat with the Georgia Wide Receiver and find out more about the Clemson Recruit! Asking him what he wants from college, to what superpower he would like to have, and even who his dream date would be. Now all you Tiger fans, go check it out!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Jae'Lon Oglesby

Jae'Lon Oglesby a high school junior from Daniel High school (just a few short miles from Clemson University), helped lead his team in a huge victory. In a recent title game Oglesby rushed for 380 yards, which contributed to his overall 2000 yards for the season. This 2014 commit still has one year to go before he will be running down the hill, but he has already expressed extreme interest in wearing orange every Saturday. This young man will be a great addition to the Tiger's offense, but unfortunately, as we have seen all season, the offense is not something Clemson struggles with. It's the defense.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Elijah Daniel Uncommitted ... maybe?

Elijah Daniel the top Defensive End recruit for Clemson, may have uncommitted from attending Clemson University. He sent out a Tweet on October 20, saying that Clemson "Did not feel right", and also that his family didn't think so tho either. When questioned about the tweet, (which is now deleted) Elijah says that his account was "hacked", but it is well known that Ole Miss was trying very hard to try and have him commit. If these two events are connected, only time will be able to tell.

High School Junior Gaining Attention of Clemson

Kwamelle Barnes, a high school junior from Saluda, SC, has quickly been gaining recognition from several recruiting staffs. The 6'4, 280 lbs., with a size 17 shoes, this defensive and offensive lineman is beginning to make quite a stir within the Clemson Tiger's recruiting team. While he is only a junior in high school, it is never too early to start taking offers on star looking prospects. Barnes believes his first offer to a school should be coming soon. He says that he has interests in several different schools right now, but has not visited any yet.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Recruiting article

While browsing through the local newspaper's archives I happened across a informational article dealing with Clemson recruiting. While the article is a couple of months old, there is still some great information in there, with a couple of quotes from Dabo about his recruiting style and some things that should be expected. Head on over and check it out!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Peach County's Wide Reciever

Any Clemson fan would know that one thing Dabo does not lack is wide receivers, but Clemson is trying to take hold of yet another star receiver. The Tiger's are a strong offensive team, with several leading receivers, and hopefully will have another in the next season. The recruiting staff has committed Demarcus Robinson from Peach County, Georgia. The 6'3 football player has over 400 yards receiving in this season with an average of over 100 yards per a game.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

TigerNet, another great way to stay connected

If your like me and can't get enough of Clemson Tiger info, then you should hop on over to TigerNet. They have a lot of great information with all things Clemson Tiger related. You can become a member and help start sharing your love for Death Valley.

Elijah Daniel Highlights

Elijah Daniel, a strong-side defensive end from Indiana, has been recruited to play for Clemson University. Daniel is just one of the numerous defensive players that Clemson has recruited for the next season. The 6-4, 250 lbs. recruit has been committed to Clemson since June, but some people still think that he might end up at LSU or Florida, but Clemson is doing everything in their power to keep him a Tiger.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Robert Nkemdiche and .... his mother

Robert Nkemdiche, the top defensive end from Georgia, has been committed to play for Clemson for a couple months now, but unfortunately his mother is still not happy about the decision. Robert says that Ole Miss is still a strong contender in his college decision, which would make his mother happy. Ole Miss is also where Robert's brother is a red shirt freshman. Only time will tell on who gets to make his college decision. Him or his mother.
For more info on the Nkemdiche legacy, here is a great article of the on-going drama of his recruitment process. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Top Recruits of the upcoming freshman class

We might only be half way though the football season, but a lot of people are already looking ahead to the next year's freshman football class. With several games under each team's belts, it's starting to become clear what positions will need to be filled or improved for the next year. There are numerous amounts of blogs and experts out there who have named their top 15 recruits for the High School class of 2013 and while nobody will ever agree, there are several must see players. Rant Sports does a great job of outlining some key High Schoolers that will have a heavy impact on the college gridiron next year.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Clemson Recruiting Needs

With the top defensive end in the nation committed to join the Tiger club, Dabo can now focus on finding some great players for the other areas that are lacking. The Bleacher Report did a great job in creating an overall look at which players will be essential for the recruiting staff at Clemson to focus on over the next few months.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Defensive Back coming to Clemson

Jayron Kearse, a defensive back out of south Florida, has verbally committed to play at Clemson. This 6'4, 195 lbs. player is graduating from the same school as Sammy Watkins. Jayron verbally committed over the phone to Dabo a few months ago and still plans to attend the South Carolina school next year. At his High School in Florida, he has put up 600 yards as a running back, but Clemson is concerned with his tackles at the Defensive Back position. With Clemson's lack-luster defensive stats, any star recruits will be greatly welcomed in Death Valley.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Shakin the SouthLand

For all of you who can't get enough of your Clemson Tigers, I found a great blog to help you keep up with everything that is Clemson Tiger related!

Bulldog to visit the Tigers

Tramel Terry, the high-school from Berkley, S.C., plans to visit Clemson over the weekend. Although the wide receiver has already committed to play for Georgie, he has reopened his recruiting to contemplate Clemson and Gamecocks. The 6 foot 190 lbs. receiver says he still plans to be a bulldog in the next season, but who knows what the visit to beautiful Clemson S.C. can change.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Watkins Returns!

Sammy Watkins, one of the Tigers leading players, will return this week to play against Georgia Tech. Watkins missed last weeks game due to an abdominal virus. Dabo says that Sammy got plenty of rest and should be 100% for the big game on Saturday. 

Robert Nkemdiche

A senior from a high school in Georgia is one of the most looked at players of the 2013 class. Playing at Strong-Side Defensive End, this 6-4, 275 lbs is a huge presence on the field. While he has offers from numerous schools, and has visited many of them, Robert has committed to be a Tiger!