Wide receiver Chris Black last visited Clemson over the summer for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp. (Scout.com)
Four-star Travis Blanks is one of the top-two rated safeties in Florida's 2012 class. He recently visited Clemson for the January junior day. He'd previously visited Tigertown during the fall for the Miami game.
The North Florida Christian (Tallahassee) junior recently told CUTigers that his favorite schools include: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, FSU, Notre Dame, USC and California. Clemson is very much in play with Blanks, who's picking up steam as one of the nation's most sought after recruits. His recent offer from Ohio State has the Buckeyes also in contention.
Another defensive back from Tallahassee, three-star cornerback T.J. Davis, attends Godby High School, the same school that sent safety DeAndre McDaniel to Clemson.
Another defensive back from Tallahassee, three-star cornerback T.J. Davis, attends Godby High School, the same school that sent safety DeAndre McDaniel to Clemson. (Scout.com)
Venice lineman Omari Phillips, who's listed as an offensive tackle, is being recuited to Clemson to play defensive tackle. A longtime Florida commitment, Phillips is solid with his pledge to the Gators. He expressed heavy interest in Clemson prior to making his commitment to Florida. That word is even stronger with high school teammates and friends, Trey and Clay Burton, signed with the Gators.
John Theus, one of the nation's top-rated offensive tackles, hails from the same high school (Bolles-Jacksonville) that sent long snapper Matt Skinner to Clemson. Theus' brother, Nathan, signed with Georgia during the 2011 class. The younger Theus has visited Georgia several times, and appears to be on the same path to Athens.
Angelo Jean-Louis is a national-level recruit, picking up offers from most of the big-time players in college football. (Scout.com)
Nease (Saint Augustine) has a pair of safeties that are considering Clemson. After spending time in Tigertown for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp last summer, JoJo Brooks and Denzell Hayden both have Clemson offers.
Brooks has more interest in Clemson than Hayden. However pulling either one out of the state will be a tough task for any program.
Keep in mind, from the Clemson perspective, it becomes imperative to get prospects from the Sunshine State on campus as soon as possible in the recruiting process. Whether it happens during spring practice, or during Dabo Swinney's summer time camps- the early visit can be critical in laying the ground work for a future verbal commitment.
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RB Quay Barnes
WR Ricardo Louis
TE Kelvin Rainey
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