[Bios] Clemson's 2010 signing class

February 4, 2010 

Tavaris Barnes

DE | 6-5, 250

First Coast HS (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Had 25 tackles for loss and nine sacks in 2009 ... 4-star rating from Scout.com and Rivals.com ... rated No. 29 defensive tackle in nation and 47th best player in Florida by Rivals.com ... No. 73 DE in nation by Scout.com.

David Beasley

OL | 6-4, 290

Carver HS (Columbus, Ga.)

Helped Carver to 3,507 rushing yards and average of 34 points per game in 2009 ... voted first-team allstate by Georgia Sportswriters Association in 2009 ... high school teammate of signee Corey Crawford ... two-time first-team all-state lineman in Georgia. ... rated No. 22 OG in nation and 39th best player in Georgia by Rivals.com. ... No. 19 OG in nation by ESPN.com.

Victor Beasley

TE | 6-4, 225

Adairsville (Ga.) HS. Played running back in high school. He had 120 rushes for 828 yards and seven scores in 2009 ... had seven punt returns for a 17.3 average and two TDs ... had one kickoff return, but took it 80 yards for TD ... blocked FG in Georgia North-South game ... ranked No. 16 athlete in nation by ESPN.com ... named to All-Southeast Region by Prep Stars ... first-team All-State by Associated Press ... committed to the Tigers in August.

Bashaud Breeland

DB | 6-1, 190

Allendale-Fairfax HS (Allendale)

4-star signee according to Scout.com ... No. 22 safety in nation and sixth-best player in South Carolina by Scout.com ... No. 15 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... played quarterback and defensive back ... named to All-Atlantic Region team by Prep Stars ... named to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, and the Offense-Defense All American Game in Myrtle Beach ... first name is pronounced ‘BUSH-aud’.

Desmond Brown

DB | 6-0, 192

Cherokee County HS (Centre, Ala.)

4-star signee from Rivals.com ... rated No. 24 safety in nation and 12th best player in Alabama by Rivals.com ... helped Cherokee County to 4A championship ... had 536 yards rushing and 330 yards receiving to go with 11 touchdowns in 2009 ... was all over field in 2009, playing running back, cornerback, wide receiver and kick returner.

Martavis Bryant

WR | 6-5, 200

T.L. Hanna HS (Anderson)

Among top 100 overall players in nation by all services ... 4-star signee for Rivals .com and Scout.com ... No. 43 overall player in ESPN150, highest ranked Clemson player by ESPN ... No. 4 WR in nation by ESPN.com ... No. 8 player in S.C. by SuperPrep participated in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and U.S. Army All America Game, only Tiger signee to play in that game ... first to commit to to this class (Feb. 23, 2008), and the first to sign Wednesday (7:15 a.m.).

Dermont Buice

RB | 6-2, 205

Gaston HS (Gadsden, Ala.)

Two-time finalist for Mr. Football in Alabama ... HS career included 5,500 rushing yards in 510 carries, an average of 10.8 yards per rush ... tied state record with eight TDs in one game in sophomore year. His 47 TDs tied state record for a season. ... had injury-plagued senior year, missed eight games. Still finished with 897 rushing yards on 71 attempts and scored 14 TDs ... rated as No. 40 running back in nation and 17th best player in Alabama by Rivals.com.

Ricky Chaney

DB | 6-2, 195

Battery Creek HS (Beaufort) Rated as No. 72 outside linebacker in nation and 21st best player in S.C. by Rivals.com ... No. 19 player in S.C. by SuperPrep ... played in North- South All-Star game in Myrtle Beach.

Sam Cooper

TE | 6-5, 230

The Ensworth HS (Nashville, Tenn.) First-team All- Southern team selection by Orlando Sentinel, one of two Tiger signees to make that team ... rated No. 53 TE in nation by Scout.com ... No. 14 player in Tennessee by Super- Prep.

Joe Craig

WR | 6-0, 170

Gaffney HS

Ranked as third-fastest athlete in nation by Rivals.com ... rated No. 45 athlete in nation and 14th best player in S.C. by Rivals.com ... No. 75 WR in nation and 16th best player in S.C. by Scout.com ... No. 17 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... preseason Prep Star All-American ... as a senior had 19 catches for 300 yards and two scores, and added 12 rushes for 111 yards and three TDs ... played in North- South All-Star Game in Myrtle Beach ... 200 meter state champ in 2009 with time of 21.2.

Corey Crawford

DE | 6-5, 235

Carver HS (Columbus, Ga.)

Atlanta Journal Constitution Defensive Player of the Year ... played in Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach ... 4-star signee according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... rated as No. 18 DE in nation and ninth best player in Georgia by Scout.com ... high school teammate of David Beasley.

Kalon Davis

OL | 6-5, 325

Chester HS

Enrolled in January ... rated as No. 34 OG in nation and No. 27 player in S.C. by Rivals.com ... No. 30 OT in nation by ESPN.com ... No. 22 player in S.C. by SuperPrep.

DeAndre Hopkins

WR | 6-2, 194

Daniel HS (Central)

4-star rank by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... No. 12 WR in nation and eighth best player in S.C. by Rivals.com. ... No. 14 CB in nation by Scout.com ... No. 6 athlete in nation by SuperPrep ... participated in Offense-Defense All American Game, and the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas first-team All-Southern according to the Orlando Sentinel, one of two Tigers chosen.

D.J. Howard

RB | 6-0,195

Lincoln (Ala.) HS

Among top running backs in Alabama ... rated as No. 15 player in Alabama by Rivals.com. ... No. 40 athlete in nation by Rivals.com. ... No. 14 player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... ran for nearly 1,500 yards and 17 TDs as senior, helping Lincoln to state playoffs.

Martin Jenkins

DB | 5-9, 170

Centennial HS (Roswell, Ga.) Rated No. 38 cornerback in nation by ESPN.com ... scored 12 TDs, five ways in 2009: three on INT returns, two on punt returns, one on kickoff return, three receiving, three rushing.

Jake Nicolopulos

LB | 6-2, 220

T.L. Hanna HS (Anderson)

No. 26 ILB in nation and No. 29 in S.C. by Rivals.com ... No. 29 MLB in nation and No. 23 player in S.C. by Scout.com ... No. 16 ILB in nation by ESPN.com ... No. 18 player in S.C. 37 by SuperPrep ... HS teammate of signee Martavis Bryant ... cousin of Clemson player John Wright.

Garry Peters

DB | 6-0, 173

Heritage HS (Conyers, Ga.)

4-star signee according to Rivals.com committed in August ... rated as No. 20 CB in nation and No. 27 player in Georgia by Rivals.com ... No. 10 athlete in nation by ESPN.com ... No. 123 player in the ESPN150, one of two members of class in ESPN.com top 150.

Justin Parker

LB | 6-3, 230

Beaufort HS

Rated as No. 13 player in S.C. by Rivals.com ... No. 13 MLB in nation by Scout.com ... No. 7 ILB in nation by ESPN.com ... No. 11 player in S.C. by SuperPrep.

Darius Robinson

DB | 6-0, 170

Westlake HS (Atlanta)

4-star signee for Rivals.com ... No. 16 CB in nation and No. 20 player in Georgia by Rivals.com ... No. 17 cornerback in nation by ESPN .com ... No. 17 player in Georgia by SuperPrep.

Tra Thomas

DT | 6-1, 271

Anson HS (Wadesboro, N.C.)

No. 103 DT in nation and No. 29 player in NC by Scout.com ... No. 37 DT in nation by ESPN.com ... No. 30 player in NC by SuperPrep ... had 37 tackles, four fumble recoveries in 2009.

Gifford Timothy

OL | 6-6, 288

Middletown (Del.) HS

Rated as No. 119 OT in nation and third best player in Delaware by Scout.com .. No. 36 player in Mid- Atlantic by Super- Prep.

Josh Watson

DT | 6-4, 285

Hargrave Military Academy (Wilmington, Del.)

Rated as No. 1 DT prospect in nation out of prep school ranks by Rivals.com ... 4-star rating from Scout.com ... enrolled at Clemson in January.

Reid Webster

OL | 6-5, 275

Elowah HS (Woodstock, Ga.)

No. 46 OT in nation and 51st best player in Georgia by Rivals.com ... first-team all-state by Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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