The Tigers have dipped into Florida quite a bit over the past few seasons snagging players like Kyle Parker (Jacksonville, Fla./Bartram Trail), C.J. Spiller (Lake Butler, Fla./Union County) and Jamie Harper (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian). But never before has Clemson pulled the sort of names out of the Sunshine State like they have in the Class of 2011. The commitment of ESPN 150 wide receiver Sammy Watkins (Fort Myers, Fla./South Fort Myers) gives the Tigers its fourth ESPN 150 verbal from Florida. Watkins joins defensive back Cortez Davis and running back Marlin Lane (Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland) and 7,000-yard career rusher Mike Bellamy (Punta Gorda, Fla./Charlotte).
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