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Clemson Football Recruiting: National signing day in review

Throughout the course of the day, National signing day is all about the kids and their big moment as they decide which school they will take their talents to. But after it’s all said and done, the main focus is how each program benefits from landing recruits. At the end of the day, Clemson football had a great National signing day. Head coach Dabo Swinney put it as simply as he...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson scrambles on signing day to replace missing DBs

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney thought his team was filled up on defensive backs for next fall - until NFL dreams got involved. Three of last year's starting secondary declared for the NFL draft shortly after the Tigers 45-40 loss to Alabama in the national championship game. ''We had to start making calls,'' Swinney said. Whatever Tiger coaches said was persuasive...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson names itself 'Defensive Line U' in new hype video

Clemson already argues that it is “Wide Receiver U,” and now the Tigers are claiming another position group as its own: the defensive line. Clemson’s official YouTube account dropped a #DLU hype video, featuring some of the greats who have come through the program in recent years. There are plenty of impressive players included, for sure. With National Signing Day Wednesday...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome back: Watch Clemson's rehabbing WR Williams run routes

Clemson fans got some encouraging news on Monday when injured star wide receiver Mike Williams posted a video of him running routes and catching passes from quarterback Deshaun Watson.The 6-4, 220-pound Williams suffered a season-ending neck injury in the Tigers’ first game of the year when he caught a touchdown pass and slammed into the field goal post during a 49-10 win over...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Tigers depleted on defense

The Clemson Tigers nearly won their first national championship since 1981 a few weeks ago, and, now, it appears that they will be hard-pressed to take that next step this coming season. Clemson will be losing eight starters on defense, a crushing blow considering how elite the Tiger defense has been in recent years. Of those eight, one is cornerback Mackensie Alexander, perhaps...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Clemson Player Thinks Tigers ‘Dominated’ Alabama In National Title Game

In sports, the effort and energy you give in your job is important … but all that is usually remembered is what the final score was. For most of this year’s national title game, the Clemson Tigers hung with the Alabama Crimson Tide and were in the hunt to win it. Ultimately, Alabama came out on top with the 45-40 victory for the school’s 16th claimed national championship....
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Deshaun Watson says next season might be last at Clemson

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has his eye on the NFL and says he could leave a season early next year if the circumstances are right.Watson spoke Wednesday before the Tigers' basketball game with Pittsburgh. He was honored as the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame's Collegiate Player of the Year.The 6-foot-2 sophomore All-American said the NFL has always...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson QB Watson says he'd consider turning pro next year

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has his eye on the NFL and says he could leave a season early next year if circumstances are right. Watson spoke Wednesday before the Tigers' basketball game with Pittsburgh. He was honored as the South Carolina Hall of Fame's Collegiate Player of the Year. The 6-foot-2 sophomore All-American said the NFL has always been...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-ranked 2016 recruit to take final visit to Clemson this weekend

The Clemson Tigers lost a good chunk of talent along the defensive line for the 2016 season. Both defensive ends, Shaq Lawson and Kevin Dodd declared for the NFL, so it looks like they will have to replace those guys pretty soon. The Tigers could be getting a huge piece to their defensive line very soon. While he isn’t a defensive end, number one overall recruit in the country...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary to take official visit to Clemson

We won’t know where Rashan Gary, the nation’s top football recruit, will attend college until National Signing Day, but Clemson is in the running and will have him on campus for his final official visit. Earlier Tuesday, Gary’s mother said that the family would decide whether to visit Alabama or Clemson, and it appears that Clemson won out. #STRecruiting:Rashan Gary's mom...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson LB Ben Boulware Calls Out Twitter Troll, 3 Years Later, Regarding His Success

Clemson junior linebacker Ben Boulware, a former four-star recruit, has accomplished a great deal in his short career. Monday, he made sure that one of his doubters recognized that fact. Boulware, who was named Orange Bowl defensive MVP after his performance against Oklahoma, tweeted out a list of his accomplishments and tagged a Twitter troll who told him, back in 2012, that he...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney offers scholarship to son of former teammate

Scholarships in college football are very valuable. Each team only has 85 to give out at a time, and a few recruiting misses can result in serious depth and roster balance issues. None of that prevented Clemson’s Dabo Swinney from doing something very cool for the son of one of his former teammates at Alabama, fullback Kevin Turner, who was diagnosed with ALS a few years ago. ...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson players proposed to their girlfriends at team banquet

Clemson football held its annual banquet Saturday night. In addition to recognizing a team that went 14-1 and reached the national championship game, the banquet was the site of a pair of marriage proposals by Clemson players. Offensive lineman Eric Mac Lain and linebacker Travis Blanks both asked their girlfriend to marry them. They both received yes as an answer, thankfully. ...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dabo Swinney went sledding down Memorial Stadium hill

The most famous feature of Clemson’s Memorial Stadium is the hill, which the team runs down before every game, making for one of college football’s coolest entrances. When Clemson gets some snow, however, it transforms into a pretty fantastic sledding hill. A big snow storm hit the east coast pretty hard on Friday, and the Clemson football team, including head coach Dabo Swinney...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson S Jefferie Gibson transferring due to ‘bad advice’?

Clemson redshirt freshman safety Jefferie Gibson is transferring out of the program due to “bad advice,” according to Clemson Insider. A former three-star recruit from the Fayetteville area, Gibson did not play in 2014 and saw limited action in 12 games this season. Clemson’s defense is already hurting with the departures of corner Mackensie Alexander and defensive end Shaq...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson facing another major overhaul of its defense

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Another year, another major round of changes for Clemson's defense. The team that used a strong front four and tight secondary to reach the national title game is taking hits in both areas this offseason. The again, it's not the first time Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has had to reload on defense. A year ago, the Tigers lost eight of 11 starters from a defense...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Deshaun Watson listed as odds-on favorite to win 2016 Heisman

With the 2015 college football season in the books, it’s never too early to look ahead to 2016. A familiar name, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, is the current Heisman Trophy favorite per Bovada, leading an impressive field. The folks @BovadaLV sent along early odds for the 2016 Heisman. Oregon's Royce Freeman is 12/1.pic.twitter.com/GyCaKj1B8W — Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson CB Cordrea Tankersley returning for senior year

The Clemson Tigers have already lost a lot of defensive talent to the NFL, but they have luckily been able to keep some for the 2016 season as well. They received word of another big piece for their secondary to be back in 2016. Cornerback Cordrea Tankersley announced on Sunday that he would be returning to Clemson for his senior season. He talked with his parents and they made the...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson DT Carlos Watkins to return for senior season

The Clemson Tigers have been losing a ton of talent to the NFL for the 2016 season and they are just hoping to hold on to something for the future. It looks like they will get at least one key piece back for the future. On Saturday, defensive tackle Carlos Watkins announced that he would return to the school for this senior season. This must make head coach Dabo Swinney feel much...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dual Threat Quarterback Exemplified: Clemson’s Deshaun Watson

Russell Wilson. Cam Newton. Michael Vick. Rare is the dual threat quarterback that comes with a fully developed skill set. Deshaun Watson may just be that guy. After backing up Cole Stoudt for a few games his freshman year, Watson took over as starter and has shined the last year and a half. This year in the National Title game he surpassed 4,000 passing yards, and also rushed for...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson LB Ben Boulware: “This Year’s Team Set The Standard”

Yesterday, Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware posted a heartfelt letter to Tigers fans after the team fell short against Alabama in Monday’s national championship game.  Today, Boulware tweeted that there is a new era at CU, one where the ultimate goal is the biggest prize out there.  One thing I am proud of is that this team set the standard for Clemson Football…. National Championship...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander declares for 2016 NFL Draft

The Clemson Tigers have continued to lose big names on the defensive side of the ball after their loss in the national championship game on Monday. Both starting defensive ends, Shaq Lawson and Kevin Dodd, declared for the 2016 NFL Draft on Wednesday with one more just following them. ESPN’s Joe Schad just confirmed that cornerback Mackensie Alexander has declared for the 2016...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson S T.J. Green declares for NFL Draft

Clemson safety T.J. Green has announced on his Instagram that he will forego his senior season and is declaring for the 2016 NFL Draft. After careful thought & consideration, I have decided to forego my last year of eligibility at Clemson and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. My dream has always been to play in the NFL, and I feel like Clemson has prepared me for that opportunity...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson S T.J. Green Declares For NFL Draft

Another Clemson defender has decided to pass up the 2016 season and declare for the NFL Draft.  Junior safety T.J. Green has decided to forego his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft, he announced via Instagram Wednesday. After careful thought & consideration, I have decided to forego my last year of eligibility at Clemson and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. My dream...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Deshaun Watson Took To Instagram, Excited About Wayne Gallman’s Return In 2016

Clemson running back Wayne Gallman implied he’ll return for his redshirt junior season Wednesday morning, and that has star quarterback Deshaun Watson wanting to dance.  Coming up (just) short against Alabama Monday night in the College Football playoff Championship, the Tigers are in great shape to make another run in 2016 – especially with the return of Gallman.  So after...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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