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Clemson Football: 2011 Signing Day Central

Feb. 2, 2011

Head Coach Dabo Swinney’s Signing Day Press Conference will be available live on TigerCast at 2:30 PM. Click on the link below to watch the press conference live for free on TigerCast:

Signing Day Press Conference – February 2, 2011, 2:30 PM

2011 Clemson Football Signees
Time Signed Player Position Hometown High School/Previous School
* Corey Crawford DE Columbus, GA Hargrave Military Academy
* Joe Gore DE Lake Waccamaw, NC East Columbus HS

Tony McNeal QB Chester, SC Chester HS * Cole Stoudt QB Dublin, OH Dublin Coffman HS # Martavis Bryant WR Anderson, SC Hargrave Military Academy # Robert Smith ATH Dorchester, SC Woodland HS 7:12 AM Colton Walls ILB Charlotte, NC Charlotte Latin School 7:15 AM Ryan Norton C Mauldin, SC Mauldin HS 7:18 AM Ammon Lakip PK Alpharetta, GA Chattahoochee HS 7:23 AM Mike Bellamy RB Punta Gorda, FL Charlotte County HS 7:25 AM Cortez Davis SAF Daytona Beach, FL Mainland HS 7:27 AM Morgan Roberts QB Charlotte, NC Charlotte Country Day 7:40 AM Sammy Watkins WR Fort Myers, FL South Fort Myers HS 7:42 AM Shaq Anthony OL Piedmont, SC Wren HS 8:09 AM Stanton Seckinger WR Charleston, SC Porter Gaud HS 8:14 AM DeShawn Williams DT Central, SC Daniel HS 8:26 AM Kevin Dodd DT Greer, SC Riverside HS 8:38 AM Adam Humphries WR Roebuck, SC Dorman HS 8:42 AM Charone Peake WR Roebuck, SC Dorman HS 8:51 AM Jerome Maybank DT Pawleys Island, SC Waccamaw HS 9:00 AM Isaiah Battle OL St. George, VA Blue Ridge HS 9:27 AM Grady Jarrett DT Conyers, GA Rockdale County HS 9:53 AM Eric Mac Lain TE Hope Mills, NC Jack Britt HS 10:43 AM B.J. Goodson OLB Lamar, SC Lamar HS 10:44 AM Spencer Region OL Cullman, AL Cullman Senior HS 11:08 AM Lateek Townsend OLB Bennettsville, SC Marlboro County HS 11:11 AM Tony Steward LB St. Augustine, FL Pedro Menendez HS 11:50 AM Stephone Anthony LB Wadesboro, NC Anson County HS 1:15 PM Roderick Byers DE Rock Hill, SC Northwestern HS

* – already enrolled at Clemson and will participate in spring practice # – previously signed National Letter of Intent

Complete 2011 Signee Bios in PDF Format

Signing Day Photo Gallery Video Updates:

Clemson 2011 Recruiting Class Notes • Clemson signed four players who were either first or second-team USA Today All-Americans, the most in one year in school recruiting history (USA Today teams date to 1982). Stephone Anthony and Tony Steward were two of the three first-team USA Today All-Americans at linebacker, while Mike Bellamy and Charone Peake were second team selections. The previous high for USA Today first or second-team All-Americans by a Clemson class was three set in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 2006. • Three Clemson signees were Parade All-Americans. Mike Bellamy and Stephone Anthony were first team and Lateek Townsend was second team. • Clemson signed four players who played in the US Army All-American game in San Antonio (Charone Peake, Sammy Watkins, Lateek Townsend and Tony Steward). Three signees played in the Under Armour All-America game in Orlando (Mike Bellamy, Stephone Anthony and Spencer Region.) • Clemson signed four five-star players according to All four, Tony Steward (13), Sammy Watkins (15), Stephone Anthony (24), and Mike Bellamy (25) are ranked among the top 25 players in the nation. Clemson signed six top 100 players according to this year and a seventh, Martavis Bryant, was a top 100 player according to Rivals last year before he went to prep school. • named only 14 players as five-star athletes and two of the 14 (Peake and Steward) signed with Clemson. • Clemson has two of the top four receivers in the nation according to Charone Peake is ranked second and Sammy Watkins fourth. • Clemson signed three of the top 10 linebackers in the nation according to Tony Steward (1), Stephone Anthony (3) and Lateek Townsend (10). According to, Anthony is the #1 ranked outside linebacker and Steward is the #1 inside linebacker. Anthony is ranked as the top outside linebacker in the nation and Steward is ranked #2 at that position by 247sports. • Clemson signed seven players who were on the 2011 top 150 list, the second most according to ESPN behind the Clemson 2008 class that had 10 top 150 players. ESPN ranked Clemson’s 2008 class second best in the nation. Tony Steward is the highest ranked Clemson player according to with a #9 overall ranking. • Anthony has the highest overall ranking with a #4 overall rating by Tom Lemming. He is Clemson’s highest rated player by (38) and Sporting News (6) as well. Steward is Clemson’s highest rated player according to (9) and (13). Sammy Watkins is Clemson’s highest rated player by 247sports (9). • Clemson signed six of the top 50 players in the nation according to Tom Lemming: Stephone Anthony (4), Tony Steward (6), Cortez Davis (43), Mike Bellamy (46), Charone Peake (47), and Sammy Watkins (48). All six are rated as five-star recruits by Lemming. • Clemson signed three of the top 12 players in the nation according to 247sports: Watkins (9), Anthony (10) and Steward (12). • Three 150 players did not decide to pick Clemson until Wednesday: Tony Steward (9), Stephone Anthony (32) and Spencer Region (149). • Clemson signed two of the top three prep school prospects according to 247sports. Corey Crawford is ranked first and Martavis Bryant was third.

Clemson’s Top 100/150 Players in 2011 Class
Player ESPN Rivals Scout SN Lem 247
Stephone Anthony 32 24 38 6 4 10
Mike Bellamy 72 25 60 37 46 73
* Martavis Bryant 43 84 61
Cortez Davis 43
Eric Mac Lain 59
Charone Peake 14 83 73 66 47 50
Spencer Region 149
Tony Steward 9 13 54 27 6 12
Lateek Townsend 113 81
Sammy Watkins 39 15 41 41 48 9
*2010 rating
SN-Sporting News; Lem-Tom Lemming of CBS College Sports; 247-247 Sports