Watching college football on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day is a long-time tradition not just for fans, but also NFL scouts.
There are plenty of quality prospects to watch while getting ready for the New Year's Eve festivities. Here are the top prospects to watch in this morning's Meineke Car Car Bowl showdown between Clemson and South Florida, as written by Senior Analyst Chad Reuter.
Meineke Car Care Bowl (Clemson vs. South Florida)
--Clemson DE DaQuan Bowers (6-4, 275, 4.64): Dominant strong-side junior defensive end leading the country with 15.5 sacks and ranked second with 21.5 tackles for loss.
--Clemson DT Jarvis Jenkins (6-4, 315, 4.98): Tall and strong interior presence capable of pushing the pocket and penetrating against the run (eight TFL).
--Clemson FS DeAndre McDaniel (6-0, 215, 4.54): Leader in the secondary has 12 interceptions while providing backup for senior CBs Marcus Gilchrist and Byron Maxwell.
--Clemson RB Jamie Harper (5-11, 235, 4.54): Among the best big backs in the country, Harper's value to NFL teams will be in his downhill running, surprisingly quick feet and soft hands. He's been characterized as Clemson's most reliable receiver by those close to the program.
--South Florida DT Terrell McClain (6-2, 310, 5.10): Wreaking havoc inside over the past three games with 11 tackles, 2.5 for loss.
--South Florida OLB Jacquain Williams (6-3, 218, 4.67): Tall, lean linebacker leads the team with 95 tackles, 9.5 for loss.