2017 Signing Day Recap bios, highlights, videos and more from Clemson's #NSD17

Matt Bockhorst: 2016 Under Armour All-American … did not play senior season due to injury suffered at The Opening in Oregon on July 10 … still listed as a top-200 prospect by many of the services for 2016 ... rated No. 157 in the nation by ESPN, they also list him No. 5 in the state of Ohio and No. 12 at his position nationally … No. 240 prospect by 247 Sports and No. 245 by Scout … No. 11 prospect in the state and No. 14 at his position by 247 Sports … first team all-state as a junior ... a 4.0 student, he committed to Clemson on January 30, 2016 … first Clemson signee from the state of Ohio since Cole Stoudt in 2011 … wore #77 at St. Xavier High School where he played for Steve Specht … recruited by Robbie Caldwell.

Chase Brice: Led Grayson High School to state championship in 2016 and a 40-7 record as starting quarterback over the last four years ... national top-200 prospect by Rivals, regardless of position, he is rated No. 184 overall … No. 16 in the state of Georgia and No. 10 at his position by Rivals … No. 11 player in the nation at his position by 247 Sports … No. 15 prospect at his position by ESPN … led Grayson to 14-1 record and the AAAAAAA state title as a senior … team was ranked 10th in the final USA Today Top 25 ... just the second state title in school history ... had incredible senior year passing the ball, with 33 touchdown passes and only three interceptions ... completed 173 of 269 passes for 2,830 yards ... completion percentage was .643 and his passing efficiency was 190.9 ... completed 18-27 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns in that state title game ... as a junior, led Grayson to the semifinals of the state playoffs and a 13-1 record ... threw for 2,703 yards and 29 touchdowns against just nine interceptions ... led team to 10-2 record as a sophomore, he completed 139-229 for 1,941 yards and 20 touchdowns ... started six games as a freshman as well ... for career, was 524-848 for 7,977 yards and 89 touchdowns against only 25 interceptions ... had 62 touchdowns versus 11 interceptions over last two years ... all-state, all-county and all-metro selection ... uncle, Mickey Conn, is a defensive backs coach at Clemson ... wore #2 at Grayson, where he played for Jeff Herron ... recruited by Brandon Streeter.

Noah DeHond: One of the largest signees in Clemson history, he is rated among the top players in the state of New Jersey ... top-10 prospect in the state by Max Preps (3rd), Rivals (9th), 247 Sports (10th) and ESPN (12th) ... No. 10 prospect in the region by Scout ... played at Peddie School his last two years ... all-state selection who helped his team to a 6-2 record ... named all-conference and all-area ... team captain ... played at McQuaid Jesuit High in New York prior to Peddie ... played for Chris Malleo at Peddie School, a former player at Northwestern ... wore #68 at Peddie School ... chose Clemson over Alabama and North Carolina ... recruited by Robbie Caldwell.

Travis Etienne, Jr.: Clemson’s last commitment in the class of 2017, he committed on Jan. 26 and signed just six days later ... top-125 prospect by ESPN, he ranks No. 114 overall, is the No. 13 running back and No. 4 player in the state of Louisiana ... No. 8 prospect in the state by 247 Sports ... helped Jennings High to an 11-2 record in 2016 and third round of the state playoffs ... had incredible senior year, rushing for 2,459 yards on just 211 attempts, an 11.7 yards per rush figure ... had 35 rushing touchdowns and 39 total touchdowns ... had two receiving and two on kickoff returns ... produced 100-yard games 12 out of 13 contests … that includes six games with at least 200 rushing yards … had at least one touchdown in every game and multiple touchdowns in 10 games ... had season-high 18 rushes for 283 yards and three scores against Iota High School ... averaged 22 yards per rush and scored five touchdowns against Brusly High in a state playoff game ... averaged 40 yards per kickoff return on just six attempts for the year ... had 2,799 all-purpose yards as a senior and 39 touchdowns for 222 total points ... as a junior, had 2,938 rushing yards over just 11 games, 267 per game ... had 42 touchdowns ... added five catches for 134 yards, a 27-yard average ... had 11 kickoff returns for 342 yards as well ... for his career, had 7,518 rushing yards in 42 games, 179 per game ... had 103 rushing touchdowns … added 18 receptions for 421 yards for his career ... had 22 kickoff returns for 822 yards, a 37-yard average … had 115 total touchdowns and 8,864 total yards … played for Rusty Phelps at Jennings High ... three-time all-district three years and All-Parish performer ... all-state in 2015 and state AAA MVP in 2015 … first-team All-Southwest Louisiana in 2015 and 2016, first-team All-Louisiana Coaches Association in 2015 and first-team All-USA Today Louisiana in 2015 ... his college decision came down to Clemson, LSU, Texas A&M and Tennessee ... first Clemson signee from Louisiana since Nick Watkins in 2003 ... wore #8 at Jennings in football and #13 in basketball ... recruited by Tony Elliott.

Justin Foster: National top-100 prospect according to ESPN, he played in the US Army All-Star Game in San Antonio, Texas ... rated as No. 73 overall prospect in the nation and No. 1 in the state of North Carolina by ESPN, who also has him as the fifth-best player at his position ... rated No. 152 in the nation by 247 Sports, third-best in North Carolina and No. 11 at his position ... No. 218 overall, No. 9 in the region and No. 15 at his position by Scout … No. 6 prospect in the state and No. 18 at his position ... from the same area of North Carolina as 2016 All-American defensive tackle Carlos Watkins ... played for North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl in December 2016 ... started on Crest’s AAA state championship teams of 2014 and 2015, the Chargers reached the playoffs again in 2016 ... played for coach Will Clark ... team finished 9-4 as a senior when Foster had a career-high 83 tackles, 14 for loss and six sacks ... as a junior, had 67 tackles, including 12 for loss in helping Crest to a perfect season ... had 10 tackles in the state championship game as a junior ... started as a sophomore and had 57 tackles, including seven for loss ... had 207 tackles and 33 tackles for loss his last three years of high school ... committed to Clemson on October 10 at halftime of his game ... also considered Notre Dame and Tennessee ... solid basketball player, he averaged 12 points per game and shot 64 percent from the field as a freshman ... averaged 10 points per game on a 23-5 team as a sophomore ... had 17 points and nine rebounds in his first basketball game in November 2013 ... wore #35 in football and #44 in basketball ... recruited by Dan Brooks.

Tee Higgins: Highest rated signee in Clemson’s 2017 class according to ESPN, Scout and 247 Sports ... rated the No. 15 prospect in the nation by Rivals, No. 1 in Tennessee and No. 2 wide receiver in the nation … rated No. 18 overall, including second among receivers and second in Tennessee according to ESPN … rated the No. 19 prospect in the nation, No. 2 receiver and No. 3 in Tennessee by 247 Sports … second-team USA Today All-American ... played in the Under Armour All-American game in Orlando, Fla. ... Mr. Football in Tennessee at the AAAAA level in 2015 and 2016 ... as a senior, had 68 receptions for 1,044 yards and 18 touchdowns ... added three scores on punt returns and one on an interception return ... that was an 89-yard return for a score ... helped his Oak Ridge High School team to a 9-3 record as a senior ... as a junior, had 46 receptions for 841 yards and 16 touchdowns ... helped team to an 11-3 record as a junior ... named AAAAA Back of the Year by the Tennessee Titans ... as a sophomore, helped team to undefeated season with 23 receptions for 387 yards and six scores ... started as a freshman, the first freshman to start at his high school since 2002 ... played for Joe Gaddis ... outstanding basketball player as well, he was a finalist for Mr. Basketball in Tennessee as a junior ... averaged 15 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a junior ... has done well on the hardcourt as a senior as well, helping his team to a 20-2 record through January 2017 ... committed to Clemson on July 4, 2016 ... wore #5 in football and basketball in high school ... chose Clemson over Tennessee, Ohio State, Florida State and Alabama ... recruited by Jeff Scott and Dan Brooks.

Hunter Johnson: Rated as the top quarterback in the nation by ESPN … the best player in the state of Indiana, he was named Mr. Football in 2016 … a 2016 Elite 11 quarterback, his highest prospect rating is No. 18 by Rivals, which also ranks him as the best player in Indiana and second-best quarterback in the nation ... top prospect in Indiana and No. 2 quarterback nationally by 247 Sports ... Most Valuable Player in the US Army All-American game ... invited to the Nike event “The Opening” in Oregon ... three-year starter for Brownsburg High School played for John Hart ... completed 166-318 passes for 2,233 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior when he led Brownsburg to 8-2 record ... also rushed for 525 yards and three scores ... had best game against Zionsville when he completed 21-33 passes for 302 yards and five scores ... had 105 rushing yards in a win over Westfield ... as a junior, completed 174-316 passes for 2,542 yards and 31 touchdowns in just 10 games ... had three games with at least five touchdown passes, including a win over Lawrence North when he was 25-38 for 445 yards and six scores ... as a sophomore, completed 122-226 for 1,434 yards and 10 scores ... for his career, completed 496-964 for 6,657 yards and 69 touchdowns ... also had 727 rushing yards, with 7,384 yards of total offense and 76 total touchdowns ... received IFCA and AP all-state honors as a junior and senior ... also an all-state track performer in spring of 2015 ... ran on 4x400 relay team that finished fourth in the state in 2015 …first Clemson signee from the state of Indiana on record ... wore #15 in high school ... recruited to Clemson by Brandon Streeter.

Amari Rodgers: Played in the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando, Fla. … national top-100 prospect by ESPN, which rated him No. 72 overall ... No. 4 in the state of Tennessee and No. 12 at his position by ESPN ... rated No. 104 by 247 Sports, seventh in the state and No. 15 at the wide receiver position ... named Mr. Football at the AAAA level in the state of Tennessee each of the last two years ... for his career, had 3,498 receiving yards and 47 touchdowns ... averaged 31 yards per reception as a senior when he had 40 catches for 1,238 yards and 18 scores ... played for Steve Mathews at Knoxville Catholic ... big play performer, he had 10 catches of 50 yards or more as a senior ... scored a touchdown on the team’s first possession of the game on either a scrimmage play or return six times as a senior … had seven 100-yard receiving games, including two with at least 200 yards as a senior ... had best game as a senior on his birthday, when he had eight catches for 251 yards and four scores ... the touchdown catches were 52, 35, 82 and 12 yards ... team finished 10-2 and reached second round of playoffs ... as a junior, had 61 receptions for 1,570 yards and 23 touchdowns, a 25.7-yard average per catch ... also had three rushing touchdowns, two on punt returns, two on kickoff returns and one on an interception return for 31 total touchdowns ... gained 2,511 all-purpose yards as a junior ... also had 38 tackles on defense as a cornerback ... had a 93-yard punt return for a score as junior ... team finished with 11-3 record ... as a sophomore, had 25 catches for 407 yards and six sores ... ran the ball more that year, he was the team’s top rusher with 93 carries for 725 yards and nine scores ... had an 87-yard run on offense and 47-yard pick-six on defense ... committed to Clemson and assistant coach Jeff Scott on Valentine’s Day 2016 ... son of former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin, who led the Vols to the 1998 National Championship ... Martin is now an assistant coach at Southern California ... from same area as fellow signee Tee Higgins ... wore #3 in high school ... recruited by Jeff Scott and Dan Brooks.

Logan Rudolph: Came to Clemson with good genes, his brother Mason is the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State and is rated among the top 50 players in the nation for 2017 by ESPN ... Mason also entered college as a January enrollee ... a top-200 prospect nationally according to Scout, which rated him No. 197 overall, seventh-best in the state of South Carolina and No. 14 in the nation at his position ... No. 4 player in the state and No. 22 at his position by 247 Sports ... No. 8 prospect in the state by ESPN … No. 7 in the state by Rivals … played just two games in 2016, he suffered a torn labrum in the second game of the year for Northwestern High School and was lost for the season ... had 11 tackles over the first two games as a starting defensive end ... in 2015 as a junior, helped Northwestern to a 14-1 record and state championship appearance … had 60 tackles, including 24.5 for loss, 14.5 of which were sacks ... also had an interception, four caused fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... had four sacks against South Pointe and Nation Ford, his top two games of the year ... played for Kyle Richardson his first three years, Richardson is now a defensive analyst at Clemson ... as a junior on offense, he had eight catches for 110 yards and a score ... as a sophomore in 2014, had 20 receptions for 224 yards and a score ... as a freshman in 2013, had 22 catches for 168 yards and a score ... scored a touchdown in first career game as a freshman against South Aiken ... finished career with 50 catches for 502 yards and three scores ... committed to Clemson through a video while he was chopping wood on May 6, 2016 ... wore #4 at Northwestern ... played for David Pierce as a senior ... recruited by Jeff Scott and Brent Venables.

Baylon Spector: Played all over the field, including linebacker and quarterback for Calhoun High School in Georgia … first-team all-state at the AAA level in 2016 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … helped Calhoun High to an 11-3 record and to the second round of the state playoffs ... led the defense with 78 tackles ... as a quarterback in 2016, rushed for 788 yards and 13 touchdowns and passed for 483 yards and three scores ... had 63 tackles as a junior in 2015 and added 19 receptions for 378 yards and two scores ... as a sophomore, completed 25-38 passes for 447 yards and six scores ... had 71 tackles and an interception on defense ... threw a 40-yard touchdown pass on a double reverse for what proved to be the winning score in the state championship game victory ... that completed a 15-0 season ... played for Hal Lamb at Calhoun High ... knows his way around Clemson, he is a second generation Tiger ... his father, Robbie, was a receiver for the Tigers who lettered from 1988-90 … Robbie played on Tiger teams that finished 10-2 all of those seasons, including the ACC Championship team of 1988 ... was a member of Clemson’s winningest class with 40 wins until the recent run by the Tiger program ... committed to Clemson on Aug. 15, 2015 … wore #4 at Calhoun High School ... recruited by Brent Venables.

Top receiver for Daniel High School in Clemson where he had 48 catches for 603 yards and six scores in 2016…led team in total receptions, yards and touchdowns…had at least two receptions in every game in 2016…named All-Region as a senior, he was team offensive MVP and one of the team captains…had strong early season game against Seneca with 6 receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown…in win over Ninety-Six had career highs in receptions (7), yards (118) and touchdowns (2)….had longest reception of the year on 53-yard scoring catch against Wren…had over 900 all-purpose yards including kick returns… as a junior had 33 receptions for 420 yards and five touchdowns…played four years of football, two years of basketball and four years of baseball….will play baseball at Daniel this spring…candidate to play slot receiver and serve as holder for the Tigers…played receiver, cornerback and various special teams, including holder at Daniel…wore #16 at Daniel…his brother Drew also plays on Daniel team…played for Jeff Fruster at Daniel…son of Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney.

A.J. Terrell: Highest rated signee among the 2017 signing class by any service, he is No. 13 overall and a five-star prospect in the nation by Rivals … played in the Under Armour All-American game in Orlando, Fla. … No. 2 at his position and in the state of Georgia by Rivals … rated No. 55 prospect in the nation by 247 Sports, sixth-best at his position and seventh-best in the state of Georgia ... rated No. 96 overall in the nation by Scout, which ranks him as the sixth-best player in the region and 10th-best at his position ... No. 106 prospect overall, No. 9 at his position and No. 15 in the state by ESPN ... played in the secondary and at quarterback and receiver as a senior, helping Westlake to an 11-4 record and semifinal appearance in the state playoffs … had two touchdown receptions and one rushing score against East Coweta in a 37-34 win as a senior ... committed to Clemson on Aug. 19, 2016 ... AAAAAAA Player of the Year in Georgia by the Coaches Association ... played his senior year for Kareem Reid … first-team all-state in 2016 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … as a senior, had 53 tackles, 36 first hits and 17 assists ... added eight tackles for loss, two interceptions, and 13 passes broken up ... as a junior, had 55 tackles and two interceptions on defense ... also had team-best 16 passes defended ... scored eight touchdowns as a junior, five on receptions, one on a fumble return, one on an interception return and one on a kickoff return ... averaged 30 yards per kickoff return as a junior ... wore #8 in high school ... selected Clemson over Florida, Alabama and Georgia ... recruited by Mike Reed.

Blake Vinson: Rated as the No. 14 prospect in the region by Scout … rated the No. 358 prospect in the nation by 247 sports, No. 35 at his position ... committed to Clemson on Jan. 31, 2016 ... one of the top players at The Open regional event in Charlotte in the summer of 2016, he then was chosen for “The Opening” in Oregon ... earned a lot of attention at the Charlotte event because he played all five offensive line positions ... one of three offensive linemen in the Tigers’ 2017 class ... also considered Florida, Tennessee and Georgia ... team was 10-2 his junior year and reached the state playoffs ... played for Willie Offord as a senior ... team was 8-3 his sophomore year and reached the state playoffs ... wore #72 in high school ... recruited by Jeff Scott.

Jordan Williams: Rated the No. 135 overall prospect, No. 4 player in the state of Virginia and No. 4 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals … played in the US Army All-American game ... rated the No. 176 prospect by 247 Sports ... No. 5 in the state and No. 13 at his position as well ... No. 254 nationally and No. 8 in the state by ESPN ... No. 5 prospect in the region by Scout … helped Cox High School and coach Bill Stachelski to a 9-3 record and state playoff berth in 2016 ... had 50 tackles, including 17 for loss, three pass defended, two caused fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior ... also had a touchdown on a recovery ... first-team all-state at the highest level of high school football in Virginia ... as a junior, had 39 tackles, including 12.5 for loss, including five sacks ... had two interceptions, seven passes broken up, one caused fumble and two fumble recoveries ... wore #59 at Cox High School ... recruited by Brent Venables.

LeAnthony Williams, Jr.: Consensus top-250 prospect nationally ... highest ratings come from Rivals, which lists him as the No. 111 overall prospect in the nation, No. 11 in the state of Georgia and No. 11 at his position ... rated No. 204 by 247 Sports … No. 272 overall and No. 9 in the region by Scout … rated No. 212 overall, No. 27 in the state and No. 20 at his position by ESPN … helped Roswell High to Georgia AAAAAAA championship game, where it lost in overtime to Grayson High School and fellow signee Chase Brice ... had 42 tackles, five interceptions, five passes broken up and a fumble recovery as a senior in 2016 ... had 10 tackles in season opener against Buford ... team finished No. 8 in the nation in the USA Today Top 25 after a second straight 14-1 season ... his high school program was 28-2 his last two years and now he has joined a college program that was 28-2 the last two years ... Roswell reached the championship game in 2015 as well when Williams was also a starting cornerback ... played for John Ford ... high school teammate of current Clemson linebacker Tre Lamar ... committed to Clemson on Feb. 22, 2016 ... narrowed his college choices to Clemson, Notre Dame, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida ... recruited by Mike Reed and Tony Elliott.

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