Recruiting has become the forefront of college football, with schools all across the nation searching for the best players who can help shape their program and take that next step toward success. Whether it's that 5-star high school All-American talent or the 3-star player who is bursting with potential, recruits can be found everywhere.
And for a team like the Clemson Tigers, they must be sure to cash in on the talent in South Carolina despite their success outside the state. Some have even suggested that losing to South Carolina three straight times has in fact been due to the decline of commitment from in-state recruits who have actually been exposed to one of the most historic rivalries of college football.
While Clemson had better in-state recruits commit in 2012, they hope to push that momentum into the 2013 class, where they must cash in on the jewels of the Palmetto State.