Clemson’s recruiting class ranks among tops in nation

Clemson once again turned in a nationally ranked recruiting class on Wednesday, signing 20 players that have put the Tigers in the top 10 of most recruiting rankings.

The Tigers also did particularly well in the state of South Carolina, with 12 of their 20 signees hailing from the Palmetto State. Clemson failed to sign a player from Georgia for the first time in recent memory.

The Tigers signed a notable quarterback from out of the region in Chip Kelly, the son of former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly, who may be the heir apparent to rising senior QB Tajh Boy.

Several players were early signees who enrolled last month and will be eligible to participate in spring drills.

Here is a list of the 20 players who signed with Clemson:

Isaiah Battle         OT Brooklyn, NY     Blue Ridge (VA) School
Travis Blanks         DB Tallahassee, FL     North Florida Christian School
Zac Brooks         RB Jonesboro, AR     Jonesboro Senior HS
Patrick DeStefano     OL Spartanburg, SC     Dorman HS
Kevin Dodd         DL Taylors, SC         Riverside HS
Jay Guillermo         C Maryville, TN     Maryville HS
Oliver Jones         OL Ninety-Six, SC     Ninety-Six HS
Bradley Pinion         P Concord, NC         Northwest Cabarrus HS
Chad Kelly         QB Buffalo, NY         St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute
Germone Hopper         WR Charlotte, NC     Phillip O. Berry Academy of Tech
Jay Jay McCullough     TE Fort Mill, SC     Nation Ford HS
Josh Brown         DT Aiken, SC         South Aiken HS
Ronald Geohaghan     DB Fairfax, SC         Allendale-Fairfax HS
Martin Aiken         DE Bamberg, SC         Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS
Shaq Lawson         DE Central, SC         D.W. Daniel HS
T.J. Burrell         LB Goose Creek, SC     Goose Creek HS
Carlos Watkins         DT Forest City, NC     Chase HS
Cordrea Tankersley     DB Aiken, SC         Silver Bluff HS
Marty Williams         DB North Augusta, SC     Fox Creek HS
D.J. Reader         OG Greensboro, NC     Grimsley HS

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