Clemson signs 5-star CB, WR among 26 football recruits


CLEMSON (AP) - College Football Playoff bound Clemson have signed five-star recruits in cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. of Georgia and receiver Frank Ladson of Florida among its group of 26 recruits the Tigers are bringing in.

The second-ranked Tigers (13-0) will play No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0) in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 for a spot in the national championship game.

Booth is a 6-foot-1, 188-pound defensive back who plans to enroll in July. Ladson is a 6-4 wideout who will enroll next month.

The Tigers signed players from 14 states, including California, Connecticut, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Clemson brought in one quarterback in Taison Phommachan from Bridgeport, Connecticut, to bolster its thin group that saw four passers, including last year's starter in Kelly Bryant, transfer from the school after the addition of current starter Trevor Lawrence.


Andrew Booth, CB, Lawrenceville, Georgia, Archer HS

Frank Ladson, Jr., WR, Homestead, Florida, South Dade HS

Tyler Davis, DT, Apopka, FL, Wekiva HS

Sheridan Jones, CB, Norfolk, Virginia, Maury HS

Chez Mellusi, RB, Naples, FL, Naples HS

Bryton Constantin, ILB, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, University Laboratory School

Joe Ngata, WR, Folsom, California, Folsom HS

Taisun Phommachanh, QB-PP, Avon, Connecticut, Avon Old Farms School For Boys

Joseph Charleston, S, Milton, GA, Milton HS

Kane Patterson, ILB, Nashville, Tennessee, Christ Presbyterian Academy

LaVonta Bentley, ILB, Birmingham, Alabama, Jackson-Olin HS

Tayquon Johnson, DT, Williamsport, Maryland, Williamsport HS

Jaelyn Lay, TE-H, Riverdale, GA, Riverdale HS

Jalyn Phillips, S, Lawrenceville, GA, Archer HS

Hunter Rayburn, OG, Pensacola, FL, Pensacola HS

Brannon Spector, WR, Calhoun, GA, Calhoun HS

Etinosa Reuben, DT, Kansas City, Missouri, Park Hill HS

Logan Cash, DE, Winder, GA, Winder-Barrow HS

Lannden Zanders, S, Shelby, North Carolina, Crest HS

Ray Thornton, S, Phenix City, AL, Central HS

Davis Allen, TE-Y, Calhoun, GA, Calhoun HS

Gregory Williams, OLB, Swansea, South Carolina, Swansea HS

Ruke Orhorhoro, DE, River Rouge, Michigan, River Rouge HS

Keith Maguire, OLB, Malvern, Pennsylvania, Malvern Prep

Kaleb Boateng, OG, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale HS

Aidan Swanson, K, Bradenton, FL, IMG Academy