Published January 18, 2014 - 8:30amNEW: Follow on facebook -
South Carolina fans are loving this.
Clemson–a strong program that absolutely must do battle with SEC schools for top recruits–has had 47 recruits spurn its scholarship offers to pick SEC programs instead. That’s right, nearly 50 prospects have had the opportunity to go to Death Valley and play for in front of a rabid fanbase, but have opted to take their talents to the SEC.
And when it comes to how the Tigers go head to head with the Gamecocks? Five of their state’s top 15 prospects are going to Columbia, only two are heading to Clemson. In fact, nine of the Palmetto state’s top 15 prospects are heading to the SEC.
Here’s a look at the nearly 50 prospects who have chosen SEC schools instead of accepting a scholarship offer to Clemson:
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Clemson and Dabo Swinney agreed to a new 8-year contract. Steve Spurrier's reaction: pic.twitter.com/AENZbowW6C
— Saturday Down South (@SDS) January 18, 2014
Editor’s note: All references to ratings are to the 247Sports.com composite ranking.
|LB||Shaun Dion Hamilton||Alabama|
|LB||Bryson Allen-Williams||South Carolina|
|DB||D.J. Smith||South Carolina|
|DB||Darin Smalls||South Carolina|
|OL||Donell Stanley||South Carolina|
|DE||Kalan Ritchie||South Carolina|
|TE||Kevin Crosby||South Carolina|
|WR||Shaq Davidson||South Carolina|
|ATH||Terry Googer||South Carolina|
|DB||Armani Watts||Texas A&M|
|RB||Varshaun Nixon||Texas A&M|