Tigers Pull In Top 5 Class And Get A Head Start On 2016

Dabo Swinney addresses the media on National Signing Day. Photo Credit to Tigernet.com

Dabo Swinney addresses the media on National Signing Day. Photo Credit to Tigernet.com

As another National Signing Day comes to a close, once again Clemson has bright hopes for the future. The Tigers’ 2015 class was ranked #4 in the country by both Rivals and ESPN. The biggest star in Clemson’s class was 5 star athlete Ray-Ray McCloud from Tampa, Florida. Ray-Ray has been a Tiger commit since July, but a recent visit to Auburn led to rumors about a change of heart. None of that was true as he signed his letter of intent Wednesday.

The Tigers also got another win against rival South Carolina, by picking up cornerback Mark Fields, who had been committed to the Gamecocks before re-opening his commitment. Clemson defensive line legacy will live on as 5 star DT Christian Wilkins and 4 star DT Albert Huggins joined the squad. Huggins played DT at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in South Carolina, but may convert to DE in college. Clemson landed 5 players from the state of Florida. Coach Swinney said that he texted Clemson Hall of Fame and current Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller to thank him for setting this all in motion back in 2006 when he shocked everyone by signing with the Tigers over home state favorites Florida State and Florida. Spiller opened the door for Florida players to come to Clemson, such as fellow Buffalo Bills teammate Sammy Watkins.

Clemson even added a local player to the class. Amir Trapp, son of James Trapp, who was a defensive back for Clemson in the 1990’s before going on to having an 11 year NFL career, including winning Super Bowl XXXV with the Baltimore Ravens, is from Central, SC, which is right next to Clemson. He played at Daniel High School, which has produced Clemson stars such as Deandre Hopkins, Jarvis Jenkins, and currently Shaq Lawson.

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