Ranking the Freshmen RBs

Jamie Harper

CUTigers.com breaks down Clemson's incoming class at running back.

RANKING CLEMSON'S FRESHMEN RUNNING BACKS
#1. Jamie Harper (6-0,230)

STRENGTHS- Power. Speed. Vision. A big back who boasts surprising speed and explosiveness. Can also catch the ball well out of the backfield.

WEAKNESSES- Blocking. Experience.

NOTES- As one of the top-rated running backs to ever sign with Clemson Jamie Harper should provide an instant boost to an already talented backfield featuring potential All-ACC performers James Davis and C.J. Spiller. He's expected to arrive for the second summer session around 230 pounds and could give the Tigers another option in short-yardage situations even as a true freshman. Was the nation's No. 5 running back and a five-star prospect according to Scout.com. Also was selected to play in the Under-Armour All-American game.

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#2. Andre Ellington (6-0,180)

STRENGTHS- Acceleration. Change of direction. Vision. Shows quick hips, balance and great feet.

WEAKNESSES- Tackle-breaking ability. Experience.

NOTES- If Harper is more like James Davis, Ellington is more in the mold of C.J. Spiller. A smaller, quicker back with excellent explosiveness, Ellington could also be in line for early playing time in his Clemson career. Like Harper, Ellington was also in the Under-Armour All-American game this past January.

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