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Sunday, January 1, 2012
WVU, Clemson hope to juice recruiting

By Andrea Adelson

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- You can't really beat this for exposure: Clemson and West Virginia are cruising around South Florida on buses plastered with pictures of their respective players and logos.

In the high-stakes world of recruiting, you cannot really put a price tag what that could mean for both schools as they spend a week here preparing for the Discover Orange Bowl on Wednesday night.

West Virginia, in particular, has made a living of late with players from this specific area. Both teams have a combined 29 players on their roster from the state of Florida, but the Mountaineers have nine from Miami, Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach.