Clemson Recruiting notes for 2010

Clemson Recruiting notes for 2010

CLEMSON - School released notes on this year's 23-man class.

Clemson signed seven players from the state of Georgia today. That was the most for the program from Georgia since 2002 when Clemson also signed seven players from Georgia.

The seven in that 2002 class included Nathan Bennett, who went on to become an All-American in 2006, and Chansi Stuckey who became a two-time first-team All-ACC receiver.

Clemson had only seven players sign from the state of Georgia in the previous four classes combined.

Clemson signed three players from the state of Alabama. Clemson has now signed 17 players from Alabama over the last seven years, or the seven years Dabo Swinney has been on the Clemson staff. Between 1990 and 2003, Clemson did not sign a single player from the state of Alabama.

The state breakdown: 8 from South Carolina, 7 from Georgia, 3 from Alabama, 2 from Delaware and one each from Florida,North Carolina and Tennessee.

Clemson signed six defensive backs, four offensive linemen, 3 wide receivers, 2 defensive tackles, 2 defensive ends, 2 tight ends, 2 running backs and 2 linebackers.

Clemson signed two players from the state of Delaware. It is the first time Clemson has signed a player from Delaware since future All-American Jim Bundren signed with Clemson in 1993.

The 23 signees today are the most since the 2008 recruiting class had 25.

As of 5:00 PM on Wednesday, Clemson's recruiting class was ranked 23rd by Scout.com.

Clemson's class ranked second best among ACC teams behind Florida Stat according to Rivals.com. Clemson's class was third best in the ACC behind Florida State and Miami by Scout.com. Clemson signed six defensive backs. Clemson's defensive back group was ranked fifth best in the nation by Scout.com.

Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney said this class began on Feb. 23, 2008 when Martavis Bryant of Anderson, SC and T.L. Hanna High School was the first commitment. Bryant was the first in the class to sign and fax his letter of intent today (7:15 AM).

Swinney said Bryant would fittingly wear number-one next season.

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