July 6, 2006

Tigerillustrated.com's Ten Most Wanted



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Once again the Clemson coaching staff has made the defensive front a major priority in recruiting. And with that will come the acquisition of four, possibly five linemen this recruiting season.


Clemson has already offered several defensive linemen in both Georgia and Florida, and of course here in South Carolina with Conway's Hivera Green, the state's top defensive lineman.


The list below is merely a sampling of some of the staff's top recruiting targets on the defensive line, and is not listed in any particular order.


Many defensive linemen prospects we have covered already this spring on Tigerillustrated.com do not appear on this particular list, but will on future top ten lists.


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Tigerillustrated.com's Ten Most Wanted - Defensive Linemen






































face="Verdana" size="2">Prospects face="Verdana" size="2">Notes
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face="Verdana">href="https://clemson.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=48468">Marcus Gilchrist

(5-11, 175, 4.45)

Cornerback

High Point, NC - Andrews
Recruiter: Billy Napier
filmhotlistVideo Highlights
face="Verdana" size="2">Over two-dozen offers have come in for arguably the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina, who Tigerillustrated.com forecasted to Clemson last month. Billy Napier is set to bag yet another blue-chipper from N. Carolina.
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face="Verdana">href="https://clemson.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=27356">Chris Little

(6-5, 342, 5.3)

Offensive Tackle

Jeffersonville, Ga. - Twiggs Co.
Recruiter: Ron West
filmhotlistVideo Highlights
face="Verdana" size="2">Rated as the nation's 20th tackle, Little is the final piece to the puzzle for Clemson's offensive front. Tiger Illustrated first told its subscribers on the Esso Club board last month about Clemson's newfound position here.
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face="Verdana" size="2">href="https://clemson.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=51378">Chris Culliver

(6-0, 188, 4.38)

Safety

Garner, NC
Recruiter: Chris Rumph
filmhotlistVideo Highlights
face="Verdana">Tiger Illustrated told its subscribers on May 21st Clemson would soon turn up the heat on Culliver. Two days later Culliver had a Tiger offer. A Gilchrist announcement helps in a big way here, as the two correspond regularly.
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face="Verdana" size="2">href="https://clemson.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=46266">Cliff Matthews

(6-4, 223, 4.66)

Defensive End

Cheraw
Recruiter: Dabo Swinney
filmhotlistVideo Highlights
face="Verdana" size="2">The nation's No. 4 rated weakside defensive end could be in Clemson next week. Clemson, the first to offer, lost its lead in March, but has regained some position here. Scotty Cooper's acquisition has helped the Tigers.
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face="Verdana" size="2">href="https://clemson.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=43458">Travian Robertson

(6-4, 230, 4.6)

Defensive End

Laurinburg, NC - Scotland Co.
Recruiter: Billy Napier
filmhotlistVideo Highlights
face="Verdana" size="2">Tiger Illustrated expects the Rivals100 selection to be back in Clemson later this month, a trip that's tentatively set for July 14th. Clemson has enlisted some help, and is battling South Carolina, the leader here.
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face="Verdana">href="https://clemson.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=27416">Etta Etta-Tawo

(6-4, 285, 4.97)

Defensive tackle

Powder Springs, Ga. - McEachern
Recruiter: Burton Burns
face="Verdana" size="2">Rated as one of the top 25 prospects in the state of Georgia. Has offers from CLEM, AUB, OK, STAN, KY, MEM, MD, and DUKE. UGA, MD and STAN lead CLEM and AUB currently.
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face="Verdana">href="https://clemson.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=24027">Roderick Battle

(6-4, 240, 4.7)

Defensive end

Atlanta, Ga. - Douglass
Recruiter: Burton Burns
face="Verdana" size="2">Rated as one of the top 20 prospects in Georgia. Blew up during the May evaluation period, and received nearly a dozen offers. CLEM, UGA and AUB lead.
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face="Verdana" size="2">href="https://clemson.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=24029">Brandon Sesay

(6-5, 255, 4.7)

Defensive tackle

Atlanta, Ga. - Douglass
Recruiter: Burton Burns
face="Verdana" size="2">Rated as one of the top 30 prospects in Georgia. Good technique, but rated more on potential. Has offers from CLEM, AUB, GA, MINN, and NCSU. Favors UCLA currently.
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face="Verdana" size="2">href="https://clemson.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=29109">Michael Adams

(6-3, 230, 4.6)

Defensive end

Pelham, Ala.
Recruiter: Dabo Swinney
filmhotlistVideo Highlights
face="Verdana" size="2">Rated as one of the top 25 prospects in Alabama. Athletic, and fast off the edge. Hoops star also. Nearing a few offers. Swinney has ties to this school. CLEM and AUB lead currently.
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face="Verdana" size="2">href="https://clemson.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=24783">Justin Mincey

(6-5, 240, 4.65)

Defensive end

Folkston, Ga. - Charlton County
Recruiter: Ron West
filmhotlistVideo Highlights
face="Verdana" size="2">Rated as the No. 6 prospect in Georgia. Dominant in every phase. Has offers from FLA, GA, CLEM, AUB, MIA, PSU, and ALA among others. Currently favors FLA & MIA over GA, FSU, CLEM and LSU.










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