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2017 Schedule
14-1, 1st in ACC - Atlantic
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15hDavid M. Hale

Who is the ACC's next Deshaun Watson?

Florida State's Deondre Francois might just be the best bet to take over the best quarterback label in the ACC.

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No. 1 player in ESPN 300 says Clemson 'is the place to be' (1:55)
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5dESPN.com

First 2018 class rankings: Clemson

Despite a group expected to be small in numbers, the Tigers are a lock for a fourth-straight top-10 class. Five-star DE Xavier Thomas was a huge early-April win.

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5dMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper's favorite 2017 prospects: Carlos Watkins

If Deshaun Watson was the most entertaining player on the Tigers' offense, Watkins gets that nod on defense. He may not go in the first round, but the talent is there.

Derek Tyson RecruitingNation 

The highest rated SEC commit is Cade Mays at No. 18. Clemson, meanwhile, has commitments from two of the top three players in the country and Penn State has three commits ranked in the top 17.

Derek Tyson RecruitingNation 

Clemson probably won't be able to take a large class this year, but the Tigers are off to a fantastic start. Clemson has a commitment from defensive end Xavier Thomas, the No. 1-ranked player in the ESPN 300, as well as quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the third-ranked player in the country. In total, the Tigers have six ESPN 300 commits and are currently ranked as the fourth-best class in the class rankings.

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For the third time in 12 years, the nation's No. 1 player hails from South Carolina. Defensive end Xavier Thomas, who is originally from Florence, S.C., but will play his senior season at IMG Academy, joins defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney (2011) and Da'Quan Bowers (2008) as the only players from the Palmetto State to hold the top spot in the ESPN 300. It's rare for a state like South Carolina to produce the nation's top overall player, but it's even rarer that all three were defensive ends. Just like Bowers, Thomas will head to Clemson.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson tight end Garrett Williams has a torn ACL, and his status for the beginning of fall camp is unknown, the school announced Tuesday. Williams, who was vying for playing time at tight end with Milan Richard and several others this spring, hurt his knee during practice earlier this month and had surgery last week.

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Breaking down the good and bad of Watson's game (1:27)
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7dMatt Bowen

Perfect team fits for the NFL draft's top QBs

Which NFL team's system meshes best with QB Deshaun Watson's skill set? Matt Bowen finds perfect matches for five of the draft's top quarterbacks.

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13dJake Trotter

Former Clemson CB Baker headed to OK State

Former Clemson cornerback and graduate transfer Adrian Baker will play his final season at Oklahoma State, he told ESPN.com on Tuesday.

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49ers getting a closer look at Watson (0:58)

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In his four years at Clemson, All-American LB Ben Boulware was part of an incredible run: His Tigers won the won the Russell Athletic Bowl (2014), the Fiesta Bowl (2016), two Orange Bowls (2013, 2015) and the national championship (2016). A jewelry-clad Boulware tweeted Tuesday, "If you knew what it took ..." (@benboulware7/twitter).

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Clemson cornerback and grad transfer Adrian Baker says he is down to three schools: UCF, Houston and Oklahoma State. Baker, who started three games for the Tigers in 2015 before suffering a torn ACL last year, has visited all three schools and plans to make a decision in May.

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15dAdam Rittenberg

Alabama, Clemson top future defense power rankings

It's no surprise that the Crimson Tide and Tigers are stocked defensively. But there are some surprises on our top 25 list of programs that should frustrate offenses for the next three years.

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