Rumph makes his stop at Mainland

Clemson defensive ends coach Chris Rumph stopped through Daytona Beach, Fla. late last week.

S Cortez Davis Profile

Rumph was by Mainland High School on Thursday to see senior defensive back Cortez Davis and senior running back Marlin Lane, both of whom are committed to sign with the Tigers this February.

With Rumph in attendance at his second basketball game of the season, Davis had 11 points, 20 rebounds and eight assists.

Purdue, Auburn, Southern Cal and LSU are still recruiting Davis, who said he's not paying attention to coaches that aren't from Clemson. Coaches from several schools have been through Mainland over the last two weeks.

"I'm done with my recruiting," Davis told CUTigers recently.

On the gridiron this season, he finished with 43 receptions for over 700 yards and 11 touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, he had 40 tackles and an interception.

"There were some ups and downs, but we went to the playoffs and lost in the first round," Davis said.

Most teams stayed away from the three-star safety.

"A lot of stuff didn't really come my way, on defense," Davis said. "I can probably say I did well."

Earlier this fall, Davis and Lane each took an official visit to Purdue so they could watch cornerback Ricardo Allen and wide receiver O.J. Ross, a pair of former Mainland teammates.

"I'm taking my official visit to Clemson on January 14, 15 and 16," Davis said.

Scheduled to take the ACT this Saturday, he's excited about enrolling at Clemson next year.

"I just can't wait to get up there and play in that atmosphere," Davis said. Top Stories