2018 recruiting thread - Time to go ‘crutin’ again!

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  1. Billdozer

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    Lingering thoughts from Army Bowl: On Trevor Lawrence, much more
    Georgia's got some instant-impact guys coming to Athens. Notre Dame is reloading under a new DC. Texas' defensive backs class is sick. JT Daniels could be the guy in Troy

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    When viewers turned on Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl on NBC, they may have been a little puzzled by what they saw. For three years recruitniks have been fed a heaping helping of Trevor Lawrence goodness and on his first throw in front of a national television audience, he was intercepted.

    It didn’t get a whole lot prettier later in the game. Lawrence threw a second interception (doubling his total for his entire senior season), took a sack and had two fumbles that he was able to recover. The casual fan would be forgiven for having some skepticism.

    This is the generational quarterback — No. 1 in the 2018 247Sports Composite, with a stupendous rating of 101 — that everyone’s been talking about?

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    But if you stuck around beyond the first couple of series, you saw why Lawrence has won two state championships, gone 51-3 and has one of the most universally respected prospects to come out of high school in a long time. With his team down 17-10 late in the fourth quarter, Lawrence finally got in rhythm.

    On a nine play, 68-yard scoring drive that would give the East an opportunity to win the game, all of it came from the arm of Lawrence. He was 7-for-9 with one drop on a flurry of passes all over the field. After the game, one East assistant coach told me that one of his biggest takeaways of the week was that Lawrence is the “real deal."

    I’ll admit that there have been other quarterbacks that have been more impressive in shorts and a t-shirt than Lawrence, other quarterbacks that can parachute into a setting like the Army Bowl and, due to either arm strength or athleticism, come away with higher marks. But what Lawrence did in that final drive is what makes him special. When he got settled into a new atmosphere and when the moment was biggest, Lawrence’s instincts took over and he delivered.

    Given that we’ve seen two consecutive national championship games with true freshmen starting at quarterback, and given that Lawrence is an early enrollee with an eye for winning the job at a Clemson program still navigating the post-Deshaun Watson era, I left San Antonio thinking that Lawrence has a real shot to compete for that starting gig and unlocking an offense that sputtered at times this fall.

    When talking to one East coach about the wide receiver position, he mentioned some frustration that guys at times weren’t always giving their best effort or only wanted to compete during one-on-ones. One exception to that was Jordyn Adams. The son of a coach approached the week like a veteran, practiced hard, competed at a high level and was eager to learn from the coaching staff and soak up the offense. Another receiver that was singled out was Derion Kendrick. When it was time to compete, Kendrick knows how to crank up the intensity. The attitude from those two guys was evident in their production too. They were easily two of the best receiver prospects on either team throughout the week. Adams, who we've got ranked as a five-star in the Top247, has a decision to make between North Carolina and MLB. Kendrick was a high school quarterback but will play wide receiver at Clemson. He's ranked accordingly, as the No. 5 receiver in the 247Sports Composite.
     
  2. Adam

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    Jan 4 - Clemson offers CB D.J. Brown
    Jan 4 - Clemson invites D.J. Brown to visit the weekend of Jan 12
    Jan 11 - D.J. Brown tells beat writer that visit is cancelled; CU told him they're out of room at CB
    Jan 11 - Clemson offers CB Taiyon Palmer

    What the hell?
     
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  3. 19B

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  4. hawk217

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    Probably means we don't feel good about the better options on our board.
     
  5. clemsontyger04

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    It's called creating options that aren't going to drop before you explore the better option first.
     
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  6. Adam

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    Oh, well I'm glad there's a name for it.
     
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  7. TigerTalk

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    I just thought it was called Clemson DB recruiting
     
  8. hawk217

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  9. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    Clemson defensive back recruiting is kinda like magic. I don't understand it, and shit disappears for no damn reason at all that anyone can tell.
     
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  11. tigerbaitnatl

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    The worrisome thing about the finish to this class is that most of the kids that are listed that we are involved with don't even have a visit scheduled with Clemson.
     
  12. triceratops

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    We use a similar DB recruiting method to my method of hunting birds.

    Just shoot into the flock not really target any one bird and occasionally one will fall from the sky.
     
  13. Tony Perkis

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    This is positive news


    Richard Gouraige en route to Clemson
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    Visiting Clemson this weekend is four-star Florida offensive tackle commitment Richard Gouraige of Tampa (Fla.) Cambridge Christian.

    Clemson247 is working to confirm if the visit in an official or unofficial.

    He's headed to Clemson from New York after visiting the Empire State on a school trip.

    Gouraige (6-5, 271) plans to visit Auburn next weekend on an official visit.

    The Tigers desire to take one more tackle in this class in addition to signees Jackson Carman and Jordan McFadden. Gouraige tops the list after Nicholas Petit-Frere eliminated Clemson from consideration earlier this week.
     
  14. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    I hope like hell we get him to flip and sign.
     
  15. Dabo's Dance Coach

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    Strelow says official visit.

     
  16. Cutig

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    This is the big awards ceremony weekend too right?
     
  17. clemsontyger04

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    Yes
     
  18. tigerbaitnatl

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    Auburn get$ the la$t $hot and with Florida kid$, they $eem to have a way to $ecure a $ignature on $igning Day if the Florida $chool$ aren't after the kid.
     
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    FWIW, Clemson is not putting as much weight on the last visit here as I have, haha.

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  20. TCJ

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    Good point by poster on TI. I could see Dabo asking them to wait on making a statement until the awards banquet this weekend.
     
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    If that's the case, you would think that the announcement would be that they are returning, right? I could see them celebrating their careers and wishing them well, but announcing a return with the whole team there to cheer them would be the move I would think. If we had a ton of recruits visiting, then I could see the point to show them that you can get to the NFL in 3 years just like these guys, but there aren't many recruits in this weekend.
     
  22. tboon6317

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    Whenever feasible, one should try to eat the rude.
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    :mjlol:at that avatar. A sickness of his own.
     
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    you can't expect the o line to hold up when a team stacks 8 or 9 guys on the los. it's up to the QBs passing ability to make the defense change their attack
     
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  24. Doc Louis

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    Or, ya know, change the offense and force the defense to spread out...
     
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    If that's the case the coaches clearly do not trust KBs ability to make reads pre-snap
     
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  26. clemsontyger04

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    Wiltfong crystal balled Gouriage to Clemson
     
  27. TheWampa

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    Let’s hope he’s not Wiltf-wrong.
     
  28. Cutig

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    @Styx theres your 3rd good lineman
     
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    Will have more details from his visit on Sunday, but Gouraige joined Dabo, Kathleen and their two youngest boys along with multiple assistants (including Caldwell and Elliott) at Calhoun Corners in Clemson for dinner on Friday night.

    Then Gouraige went back to Dabo's house and shot hoops with Caldwell at Dabo's indoor court.

    Assistants, Dabo, and Dabo's family were present as well.
     
  30. Cutig

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    Damn Dabo rolled out the red carpet
     
  31. TheWampa

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    She has to know how “AnnaLHickey” looks, right?
     
  32. Keywan1474

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    Wait and see approach, I've been Cade mays'ed before
     
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  33. Al Bundy

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    Seems like wiltfong has been wrong a shit ton lately.
     
  34. The Guglia

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    Sounds like he is due :blessit:
     
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  35. 19B

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    I’d like to know how it looks.
     

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