The Tigers are up next in a series that looks at three players for each school who could make a name for themselves this fall:
Quandon Christian, LB: He's the only freshman in the preseason starting lineup, though he is a redshirt freshman. He was the second-leading tackler in the spring game and earned a promotion from third string. He's from Lake View, S.C., where he rushed for 1,368 yards and 23 touchdowns during his senior season.
Jonathan Willard, LB: He redshirted in 2008 and spent last year as a backup who saw most of his snaps on special teams. He made 10 tackles in just 32 plays, including three tackles for loss. He came to Clemson touted by ESPN.com as the No. 22 linebacker in his class.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR: The true freshman didn't get a lot of hype coming out of high school, but he's a great athlete who has a chance to step in and catch a lot of passes. The hometown player had 57 career receptions for 1,266 yards and 18 touchdowns.
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