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Old 07-01-2016, 07:55 AM
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Default 2017 Defense Tiger Tracker - Updated Oct. 14

The 2017 defensive edition of the Tiger Tracker is updated. Listed below are some of the top prospects with Clemson offers.

Prospect ratings and rankings are updated, and updated notes are in orange.

As was the case with the 2016 Tracker, TCI will post updates on each prospect as news breaks.


DE - Signing (2/3), Committed (1)

Logan Rudolph (6-4, 225) Rock Hill, S.C. - commit

Rivals: *** (15) SDE
247: *** (22) WDE, (355) National
247 composite: **** (19) WDE, (302) National

The Latest

-- Committed to Clemson on May 6
-- Attended the second session of the Swinney Camp on June 15
-- Clemson announced on Aug. 12 that Rudolph signed his scholarship papers and will enroll early in January
-- Suffered a season-ending torn labrum injury in August
-- Visited Clemson for the Louisville game on Oct. 1



Malik Herring (6-3, 260) Forsyth, Ga.

Rivals: **** (3) SDE, (86) National
247: **** (10) WDE, (126) National
247 composite: **** (7) WDE, (99) National

The Latest

-- Visited Clemson for the spring game. Just over a week later, he told TCI that Clemson leads
-- Attended the first session of the Swinney Camp on June 8
-- Competed in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge at the Georgia Dome from June 10-11
-- Announced his top seven schools (Clemson, Alabama, Southern Cal, Middle Tennessee, Georgia, Tennessee, LSU) in order on June 19
-- Competed at The Opening finals (Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10)
-- Attended Georgia's camp in July
-- Announced his top five schools (Alabama, Clemson, Southern Cal, Georgia, LSU) in order on July 25
-- Announced that he will commit on Aug. 25
-- Told Rivals that he has postponed his planned commitment date of Aug. 25, and that he will take official visits to Alabama, Clemson, Southern Cal, LSU and Georgia before making his decision
-- Announced on Sept. 12 that he will commit at the All-American game he gets invited to
-- Visited Tennessee on Sept. 24



Jordan Williams (6-5, 245) Virginia Beach, Va. - commit

Rivals: **** (5) SDE, (156) National
247: **** (6) WDE, (97) National
247 composite: **** (12) WDE, (183) National

The Latest

-- Williams listed Clemson among his 10 favorite schools
-- Announced his top five schools (Clemson, Ohio State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech) in no order on June 1
-- Competed in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge at the Georgia Dome from June 10-11
-- On June 27, announced a commitment date of Aug. 6 (5 p.m. at his high school, Frank W. Cox). Clemson appears to be in good shape right now
-- Competed at The Opening finals (Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10); named a Final Five defensive lineman
-- Attended the All In Cookout in July
-- Committed to Clemson on Aug. 6
-- Visited Clemson for the Troy game on Sept. 10


Markaviest Bryant (6-5, 225) Cordele, Ga.

Rivals: *** (21) WDE
247: **** (15) WDE, (222) National
247 composite: **** (14) WDE, (194) National

The Latest

-- Clemson offered Bryant in January, when he visited for Junior Day
-- Visited Georgia in June
-- Visited Florida State in June
-- Attended Georgia's camp in July
-- Visited Auburn in July
-- Visited Alabama and LSU
-- Told TCI in early August that his top schools are Clemson, Georgia, Florida and LSU; also said he plans to visit Clemson again during the season
-- Plans to commit during the season
-- Visited Auburn on Sept. 17


Joshua Paschal - Olney, Md.

Rivals: **** (10) SDE
247: **** (9) SDE, (277) National
247 composite: **** (9) SDE, (287) National

The Latest

-- Competed at The Opening finals (Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10)
-- Announced his top seven schools (Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Southern Cal, Tennessee) in no order on July 12


Jarez Parks - Sebastian, Fla.

Rivals: ***** (2) WDE, (20) National
247: **** (4) WDE, (78) National
247 composite: (4) WDE, (50) National

The Latest

-- Visited Auburn, Alabama and Florida State in July
-- Announced his top eight schools (Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma, Southern Cal) in no order on July 28



LB - Signing (2-3), Committed (1)

Baylon Spector (6-2, 205) Calhoun, Ga. - commit

Rivals: *** S
247: *** (29) S, (376) National
247 composite: *** (51) S, (670) National

The Latest

-- Attended all three days of the first session of the Swinney Camp from June 7-9
-- Attended the All In Cookout in July
-- Clemson announced that Spector signed his scholarship paper and will enroll early
-- Visited Clemson for the game against Troy on Sept. 10
-- Visited Clemson for the game against Louisville on Oct. 1



Justin Foster (6-3, 225) Shelby, N.C. - commit

Rivals: **** (6) OLB, (66) National
247: **** (5) OLB, (68) National
247 composite: **** (4) OLB, (79) National

The Latest

-- Visited Clemson for the spring game
-- Announced his top seven schools (Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee) in no order on May 18
-- Visited Notre Dame in June
-- Competed at The Opening finals (Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10)
-- Said at the finals that Clemson, Notre Dame and Tennessee are three schools standing out to him
-- Attended the All In Cookout in July
-- Visited Clemson for the S.C. State game on Sept. 17
-- Visited Clemson for the Louisville game on Oct. 1
-- Committed to Clemson on Oct. 10



Drew Singleton (6-2, 205) Paramus, N.J.

Rivals: **** (2) OLB, (39) National
247: **** (4) OLB, (65) National
247 composite: **** (3) OLB, (63) National

The Latest

-- Clemson hosted Singleton for the spring game
-- Visited Michigan's satellite camp at Pearl (Miss.) High in June
-- Competed in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge at the Georgia Dome from June 10-11
-- Visited Rutgers in June
-- Visited Pittsburgh in June
-- Told TCI in June that he will visit Clemson in July, and release his top 12 schools soon
-- Competed at The Opening finals (Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10)
-- Announced his top 12 schools (Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, California, Clemson, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State) in no order on July 30
-- Visited Auburn on Aug. 5
-- Visited Alabama on Aug. 6
-- Visited Clemson on Aug. 7
-- Tore his ACL in September; underwent successful surgery on Sept. 21
-- Visited Rutgers on Oct. 8



Jordan Anthony (6-1, 215) Bradenton, Fla.

Rivals: **** (2) ILB, (93) National
247: **** (13) OLB, (181) National
247 composite: **** (10) OLB, (138) National

The Latest

-- Announced his top 10 schools (Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, UCLA) in no order on May 13
-- Competed at The Opening finals (Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10)
-- Took his first official visit to Michigan on Oct. 1



DB - Signing (4-5), Committed (1)

A.J. Terrell (6-2, 180) Atlanta, Ga. - commit

Rivals: ***** (1) CB, (8) National
247: **** (15) CB, (184) National
247 composite: (9) CB, (91) National

The Latest

-- Announced his top six schools (Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina) in no order on May 2
-- Competed in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge at the Georgia Dome from June 10-11
-- Visited Alabama this summer
-- Visited Clemson in June
-- Competed at The Opening finals (Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10)
-- Said at the finals that he's pushing his commitment date back (originally scheduled for late September)
-- Confirmed to TCI that he will be at the All In Cookout
-- Attended the All In Cookout in July
-- Visited Clemson's practice on Aug. 6; told TCI after that he plans to commit "soon"
-- Confirmed to TCI that he plans to announced his commitment decision with a video on Aug. 19
-- Committed to Clemson on Aug. 19


LeAnthony Williams Jr. (6-0, 175) Roswell, Ga. - commit

Rivals: **** (11) CB, (98) National
247: **** (24) CB, (264) National
247 composite: **** (22) CB, (186) National

The Latest

-- Competed in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge at the Georgia Dome from June 10-11


Markquese Bell (6-3, 190) Bridgeton, N.J.

Rivals: **** (21) ATH, (221) National
247: **** (17) ATH, (263) National
247 composite: **** (8) ATH, (189) National

The Latest

-- Received an offer from Clemson on March 30
-- Visited Clemson in June, and told TCI that Clemson is very high on his list
-- Announced his top 13 schools (Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ole Miss, Temple, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Michigan, Ohio State, Maryland) on June 25
-- Announced on June 27 that he will leave school mid-year to enroll early in his school of choice
-- Told TCI that Clemson is high on his list, and that he will visit Clemson again soon
-- Competed at The Opening finals (Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10)
-- Visited Ohio State in July
-- Announced that he will no longer commit on signing day and instead commit on Dec. 1
-- Released a video with his top seven schools (Clemson, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers, Temple) on Aug. 1
-- Will take an official visit to Clemson on Nov. 12 for Clemson's game against Pittsburgh
-- Officially visited Michigan on Sept. 24
-- Official visited Florida on Oct. 8



C.J. Avery (6-1, 195) Grenada, Miss.

Rivals: *** (28) S
247: **** (25) S, (276) National
247 composite: (18) S, (212) National

The Latest

-- Received an offer from Clemson on April 21
-- Visited Ole Miss in June
-- Visited Mississippi State in June
-- Announced his top 10 schools (Alabama, Auburn, California, Clemson, Louisville, Michigan, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Tennessee) in no order on June 6
-- Attended all three days of the second session of the Swinney Camp from June 14-16
-- On July 5, was named the first member of The Clarion-Ledger's 2016 Dandy Dozen
-- Announced on July 17 that he will release his top five schools "soon"
-- Visited Florida State in July
-- Announced on July 28 that he will release his top five schools on July 29 at 1 p.m.
-- Announced his top five schools (Clemson, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Louisville, Florida State) on July 29
-- Told TCI that he plans to take an official visit to Clemson for the Syracuse game on Nov. 5
-- Visited Auburn on Sept. 3
-- Visited Mississippi State on Sept. 10
-- Officially visited Cal on Sept. 16
-- Officially visited Auburn on Sept. 23
-- Visited Ole Miss on Oct. 1



Tank Robinson (6-0, 190) Santee, S.C.

Rivals: **** (18) S, (243) National
247: **** (21) S, (254) National
247 composite: **** (23) S, (281) National

The Latest

-- After visiting Clemson in January, he went to Alabama and scooped up an offer
-- Announced his top 10 schools (Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech) in no order on May 7
-- Visited Louisville in June
-- Visited Alabama in June
-- Visited Mississippi State in June
-- Visited Tennessee in June
-- Attended the All In Cookout in July
-- Visited South Carolina for the East Carolina game on Sept. 17
-- Visited Clemson for the Louisville game on Oct. 1



Jeffrey Okudah (6-1, 190) Grand Prairie, Texas

Rivals: ***** (1) S, (9) National
247: **** (1) S, (31) National
247 composite: ***** (1) S, (5) National

The Latest

-- Competed in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge at the Georgia Dome from June 10-11
-- Competed at The Opening finals (Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10); earned the second-highest Nike Rating with a score of 142.56
-- Announced his top six schools (Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia, Southern Cal) on July 11
-- Officially visited Oklahoma on Sept. 17


Devon Hunter (6-1, 205) Chesapeake, Va.

Rivals: **** (3) S, (48) National
247: **** (13) ATH, (121) National
247 composite: **** (4) ATH, (58) National

The Latest

-- Visited Clemson in January for Junior Day
-- Visited Auburn in June
-- Visited North Carolina in June
-- Competed in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge at the Georgia Dome from June 10-11
-- Announced his top 11 schools (Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech) in no order on June 24
-- Competed at The Opening finals (Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10); recorded the fourth-best SPARQ rating during testing on July 8
-- Told TCI he will visit Clemson again before the end of the summer
-- Told TCI he will announce his top five schools before the beginning of the season, and that he plans to commit before Christmas
-- Visited North Carolina in July
-- Visited Alabama in July
-- Visited Florida in July


Jamyest Williams (5-9, 170) Lawrenceville, Ga.

Rivals: **** (11) ATH, (148) National
247: **** (5) CB, (39) National
247 composite: **** (6) CB, (52) National

The Latest

-- Visited Clemson for the spring game
-- Announced in early June that he will release his final five schools at The Opening finals (Beaverton, Ore., July 5-10)
-- Visited Alabama in June
-- Visited Georgia in June
-- Visited Michigan in June
-- Attended Ohio State's satellite camp at Central Gwinnett in June
-- Attended the second session of the Swinney Camp
-- Told TCI after camp that a decision could come any time this summer, and that he'll be at the All In Cookout in July
-- Told TCI that Clemson will be one of the top five schools he announces at The Opening finals
-- Announced his top five schools (Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio State, Tennessee) at the finals
-- Named to the 7-on-7 All-Tournament First Team Defense at the finals
-- Attended the All In Cookout in July
-- Told TCI that he plans to visit Georgia this summer and then take his official visits
-- Told TCI that he will commit sometime during the season
-- Attended South Carolina's cookout in July
-- Announced on Aug. 9 that he will commit on Aug. 27 at 3 p.m.
-- Visited Georgia on Aug. 13
-- Committed to South Carolina on Aug. 27


Gentry Bonds (6-1, 195) Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Rivals: **** (35) CB
247: *** (59) CB, (609) National
247 composite: *** (69) CB, (677) National

The Latest

-- Received an offer from Clemson on May 18
-- Visited Louisville in June
-- Visited North Carolina in June
-- Attended the second session of the Swinney Camp on June 5
-- Announced his top five schools (Clemson, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska) in no order on June 24
-- Visited Georgia Tech in July
-- Announced on Aug. 17 that he will commit on Aug. 18 at 9 a.m.
-- Committed to Georgia Tech on Aug. 18

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