Feb. 3, 2010
Josh Watson DT Wilmington, DE Hargrave Military Academy 7:15 AM Martavis Bryant WR Anderson, SC T.L. Hanna HS 8:01 AM Corey Crawford DE Columbus, GA Carver HS 8:03 AM David Beasley OL Columbus, GA Carver HS 8:10 AM Reid Webster OL Woodstock, GA Etowah HS 8:28 AM Jake Nicolopulos LB Anderson, SC T.L. Hanna HS 8:49 AM Sam Cooper TE Nashville, TN The Ensworth HS 8:50 AM Victor Beasley TE Adairsville, GA Adairsville HS 9:05 AM Demont Buice RB Gadsden, AL Gaston HS 9:10 AM Martin Jenkins DB Roswell, GA Roswell HS 9:36 AM Ricky Chaney DB Beaufort, SC Battery Creek HS 9:42 AM DeAndre Hopkins WR Central, SC D.W. Daniel HS 9:44 AM Tavaris Barnes DE Jacksonville, FL First Coast HS 9:50 AM Desmond Brown DB Centre, AL Cherokee County HS 9:55 AM Darius Robinson DB Atlanta, GA Westlake HS 9:56 AM Joe Craig WR Gaffney, SC Gaffney Senior HS 10:15 AM Bashaud Breeland DB Fairfax, SC Allendale Fairfax HS 10:33 AM Garry Peters DB Conyers, GA Heritage HS 11:09 AM Gifford Timothy OL Middletown, DE Middletown HS 11:33 AM Tra Thomas DT Wadesboro, NC Anson HS 11:49 AM D.J. Howard RB Lincoln, AL Lincoln HS 3:13 PM Justin Parker LB Beaufort, SC Beaufort HS
* already enrolled at Clemson and will participate in spring practice
Complete 2010 Signee Bios
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Signing Day Press Conference – February 3, 2010, 3:30 PM
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Clemson Recruiting Notes for 2010 Clemson signed seven players from the state of Georgia today. That was the most for the program from Georgia since 2002 when Clemson also signed seven players from Georgia. The seven in that 2002 class included Nathan Bennett, who went on to become an All-American in 2006, and Chansi Stuckey who became a two-time first-team All-ACC receiver.
Clemson had only seven players sign from the state of Georgia in the previous four classes combined.
Clemson signed three players from the state of Alabama. Clemson has now signed 17 players from Alabama over the last seven years, or the seven years Dabo Swinney has been on the Clemson staff. Between 1990 and 2003, Clemson did not sign a single player from the state of Alabama.
Clemson signed 23 players overall this year. The state breakdown: 8 from South Carolina, 7 from Georgia, 3 from Alabama, 2 from Delaware and one each from Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Clemson signed six defensive backs, four offensive linemen, 3 wide receivers, 2 defensive tackles, 2 defensive ends, 2 tight ends, 2 running backs and 2 linebackers.
Clemson signed two players from the state of Delaware. It is the first time Clemson has signed a player from Delaware since future All-American Jim Bundren signed with Clemson in 1993.
The 23 signees today are the most since the 2008 recruiting class had 25.
As of 5:00 PM on Wednesday, Clemson’s recruiting class was ranked 17th by ESPN.com, 18th by Rivals.com and 23rd by Scout.com. Clemson’s class ranked second best among ACC teams behind Florida Stat according to Rivals.com. Clemson’s class was third best in the ACC behind Florida State and Miami by ESPN and Scout.com.
This marked the fifth straight year Clemson had a top 20 recruiting class by ESPN.com. Clemson was 13th in 2006, 18th in 2007, 2nd in 2008, 19th in 2009 and 17th in 2010.
Clemson signed six defensive backs. Clemson’s defensive back group was ranked fifth best in the nation by Scout.com and Rivals.com.
Max Preps announced an “early top 10 recruiting classes for 2011” late Wednesday afternoon. Clemson was ranked second. The top 10 was: 1. LSU, 2. Clemson, 3. Florida State, 4. Stanford, 5. Alabama, 6.Ohio State, 7. Louisville, 8. Nebraska, 9. Oklahoma, 10. Florida.
Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney said this class began on Feb. 23, 2008 when Martavis Bryant of Anderson, SC and T.L. Hanna High School was the first commitment. Bryant was the first in the class to sign and fax his letter of intent today (7:15 AM). Swinney said Bryant would fittingly wear number-one next season.
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