Nov 23, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (right) catches the ball for a touchdown while being defended by Citadel Bulldogs defensive back Walker Smith (41) during the first quarter at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

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The No. 1 DT in the 2015 recruiting class, Trent Thompson, is set to announce his decision tonight. The Clemson Tigers were in his top five at one point but most believe that Thompson is heading to the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Georgia Bulldogs have been his leader since his recruitment began and are heavy favorites to land his pledge tonight. Auburn is currently sitting at No. 2 on his list of favorites, although he has been known to rotate schools in and out of that spot.

Metal Tiger over at Shakin’ the Southland, breaks down how the Clemson offense handles blitzes.

Upon seeing the defensive end flash inside, the tackle should ride the end down until he bumps him off to the guard. Once bumping the end off, the tackle will await the arrival of the defensive tackle that will be looping around. At the snap, the guard noticing the tackle vacating should float left to pick up the end from the tackle and allow the tackle more time to get a clean release and take steps to pick up the tackle

Mike Williams is hoping to take on more of a leadership role in his sophomore season, writes Ed McGranahan at The State.

As a freshman from the Orangeburg County village of Vance (population 208), he caught 20 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns last season. At 6-foot-3 and nearly 215 pounds, he’s taller than Watkins and at least as dynamic as Bryant on those fades and back-shoulder throws.

The Tigers hit the road for practice yesterday, to simulate a road game before the opener at Georgia, according to David Hood at TigerNet. Of course, they only went across the street, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good idea.

“I just wanted to change it up on them a little bit,” Swinney said after the practice. “We obviously are going to be on the road almost all of September. Sometimes they get a little comfortable – everything is so perfect and everything is just so nice. We have great fields and the indoor is incredible. I wanted to throw them a curveball so I didn’t tell anybody until yesterday. I wanted to change things up and see how they respond – we have to be able to perform no matter where we are.

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