After coming off of a heartening 9-4 season in Dabo Swinney's first full year as a head coach, the Clemson Tigers took a big step backwards after a dismal 6-7 season, which saw the Tigers lose three of their last five games, which included a second straight loss to in-state rival South Carolina 29-7. This was the first losing season for Clemson since the Tommy West era.
After making some critical offensive staff changes, which included the firing of offensive coordinator Billy Napier, Swinney and the Tigers are looking to get back to the top of the Atlantic Division and return to the Championship Game However, the Tigers won't be without plenty of help from their 2011 recruiting class.
Swinney's third class ranks among the top ten by most recruiting services, and not without reason. Clemson looks to bring in some of the top skill position prospects in the country in receivers Charone Peake, Sammy Watkins, and running backs Mike Bellamy and Marlin Lane. Recent commit Lateek Townsend will add explosiveness and flair to Clemson's linebacker corps.
With a class of around 24 to 25 commitments, there are still possible signees out there that have been on the Clemson radar that could make immediate contributions to this class. Who is Clemson looking at to add even more talent and potential to this already loaded recruiting class?