Dec 31, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (50) celebrates with safety Jonathan Meeks (5) after a sack in the first half against the LSU Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Tigers Links - July 11th, 2014


Good morning, Clemson fans. Here are the Clemson Tigers links for July 11th, 2014.

Aaron Brenner at The Post and Courier rolls on with his countdown of the most important Clemson football players, with WR Mike Williams and DT Grady Jarrett coming in fourth and third, respectively.

As an honorable mention All-ACC selection, Jarrett was asked a day or two later if he was considering submitting paperwork for an NFL draft grade. Jarrett, in typical mature nature, politely said he was not and firmly insisted there was unfinished business for his senior year of 2014 – and he intended to occupy his time with that.

Ho hum, more Clemson players on preseason award watch lists. This time, Jarrett, Stephone Anthony, and Vic Beasley were included on the watch list for the Nagurski Trophy, which goes to the nation’s top defensive player. As you may remember, that trio was also on the Bednarik Award watch list, which also goes to the best defensive player in the country.

Jarrett joins Virginia Tech defensive tackle Luther Maddy as the only ACC players on both the Outland Trophy and Nagurski Award lists. Overall there are nine ACC players on the Outland Trophy list. Clemson has never had an Outland Trophy winner, but Da’Quan Bowers won the Nagurski Award in 2010.

Bleacher Report’s Michael Felder discusses Clemson commit Deon Cain’s performance at The Opening.

The top athletes are out in Oregon at The Opening to prove that they are elite players in the 2015 class. The Clemson Tigers have two big-time commits out in Beaverton showing that they can come in and have an impact for Dabo Swinney in the future. How good do you think this duo will be at Clemson?

Speaking of recruiting, Palmetto Sports says that Clemson is one of the favorites for DE Rasool Clemons. Clemons is a 3-star prospect in 247 Sports’ composite rankings.

Tennessee, LSU and Clemson are the top three in order for DE Rasool Clemons (6-6 200) of South Aiken. Clemons will visit Tennessee this weekend and plans to visit Clemson sometime after he returns from Knoxville.

Finally, The Post and Courier reports on Beasley and Cole Stoudt representing Clemson football at ACC Media Days. As always though, if you want a great quote, you’re better off hanging out with the coaches.

As far as the coaches, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is always an attractive quote, as is Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher – especially after winning a ring in January. But by far, the brightest spectacle will be Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, returning to the Cardinals in the next stage of a tumultuous career as Louisville enters its first season in ACC football.

And there is also this, from the ACC Digital Network:

Nine wins seems like a pretty good bet to me.


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