CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson reached across the border to Georgia to find a possible heir for record-setting quarterback Tajh Boyd and grab the nephew of Bulldogs Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker.
Tigers coach Dabo Swinney signed 22 players Wednesday, six of them from the neighboring Peach State.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson of Gainesville, Ga., is the state's career record holder in total offense and combined touchdowns. He enrolled in January to try and compete for Boyd's starting job.
Longtime Clemson fans still brag about how Walker never scored a touchdown in three games against the Tigers. Now, they've got something to else to hold over Walker with the signing of his nephew, tight end Milan Richard of Savannah, Ga.
All six of the Tigers' Georgia signees had offers to play for the Bulldogs.
There were some Tiger signees with local ties. Hammond tight end Cannon Smith, whose father played on the 1981 National Championship team, signed with Clemson as did Blythewood linebacker Jalen Williams.