Clemson has quietly inserted itself into the conversation for National Championship contention every season. Part of this is thanks to their stellar recruiting over the last number of years. The 2013 recruiting class for Clemson is stellar and looks to continue those winning expectations.
The 2011 Tigers saw a tremendous season go up in flames in the Orange Bowl. In that game, West Virginia's high powered offense ran all over the Clemson defense, racking up 70 points and nearly 600 yards of total offense.
Needless to say, the defense needed a new look.
That is exactly what the Tigers went out and accomplished on the 2013 recruiting trail.
On the offensive side of the ball, Clemson has two great athletes in quarterback Tajh Boyd and wide receiver Sammy Watkins—both of whom could still be around come 2013. In these two players, the Tigers' offense is as potent as any in the country. This, combined with their new and improved defense, should help lead the Tigers to another BCS bowl game not only this year, but when the 2013 class finally takes the field.
Let's take a look at some of the top Clemson recruits and what you need to know about each one when they suit up for the Tigers.