More elite prospects on campus

On Saturday, Clemson will host its second of three junior day events of the spring. Here's a look at some of the big names currently scheduled to be on campus.

Several of the most highly sought after 2012 prospects from the southeast will be there.

The following is a list of confirmed guests for Saturday. Names are expected to be added to the list before the day starts.

OLB Nick Dawson - Berry Academy (Charlotte, N.C.) - Clemson offer
Clemson has offered the junior outside linebacker, who's recently visited Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State and Tennessee are among those that have offered. The Tigers remain in his lead group.


Allendale-Fairfax safety Ronald Geohaghan has picked up multiple offers since the Tigers moved in officially earlier this year. (Scout.com)
OG Patrick Destefano - Dorman (Roebuck) - Clemson offer
One of the top offensive linemen in the state's 2012 class, Destefano has already visited Clemson several times in 2011. He was a visitor at the first junior day event and was back in town a couple of weeks later for a basketball game.

Georgia, Florida and Penn State offered Destefano on Tuesday, joining Clemson and several other schools from around the country. The Tigers have consistently been listed among his five favorites, but the task becomes tougher and tougher with each major offer.

S Ronald Geohaghan - Allendale-Fairfax (Fairfax) - Clemson offer
Since picking up an offer from Clemson, several others have gotten into the mix. N.C. State, Kentucky, Texas Tech and Illinois have offered. The Tigers figure to be in solid position.

OL Jay Guillermo - Maryville (Tenn.) - Clemson commitment
The only commitment on the 2012 board visited Clemson for the first junior day event in January and committed just days after receiving an offer on signing day.

A longtime Clemson fan, Guillermo is expected to remain solid with his commitment throughout the rest of his recruiting process.

OL Mark Harrell - Charlotte Catholic (Charlotte, N.C.) - Clemson offer
Though he plays tight end in high school, Harrell is being recruited as an offensive lineman by Clemson and a majority of the 10-plus schools that have offered.

Michigan, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech are among those with offers on the table.


Lake Marion ATH Chris Jenkins currently favors Clemson over South Carolina. (Scout.com)
ATH Germone Hopper - Berry Academy (Charlotte, N.C.) - Clemson offer
After the trip to Clemson this weekend, the junior will be making visits to East Carolina and Auburn. He recently tripped to Tennessee.

He's being recruited as a slot receiver, but could play several positions at the next level.

North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech are among the schools that have offered, and the Tigers are very much in contention.

ATH Chris Jenkins - Lake Marion (Holy Hill)
Jenkins told CUTigers earlier this week that Clemson is recruiting him to play slot receiver, and that's the same position South Carolina is currently evaluating him to play. He currently favors the Tigers over the Gamecocks, but has no offers.

DE Jarontay Jones - Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.) - Clemson offer
Florida currently leads. High school teammate Mike Davis, the brother of former Clemson running back James Davis, Jones is high on Clemson, along with Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Miami.

Several ACC and SEC offers are already claimed.

OT Oliver Jones - Ninety Six - Clemson offer
Arguably the top in-state offensive tackle in the 2012 class, Jones has been to Clemson several times, including the first junior day of the year. Jones was also on-hand a few weeks later for a basketball game.

Clemson and South Carolina remain the only two schools that have offered. Jones is still recovering from an ACL and leg injury, which he suffered during his junior season. The Tigers are believed to be the leader, though he doesn't publicly claim a leader.


T.L. Hanna tight end Justin Meredith is a longtime fan of the Tigers and would be a heavy lean to his hometown team if offered. (Scout.com)
OT Jonathan McLaughlin - Mauldin
The junior offensive lineman won't be in Clemson on Saturday for the junior day events, instead he will be in Columbia on visit at South Carolina. He'll be by Clemson on Friday to watch the first session of spring practice.

He's received offers from Wake Forest and East Carolina.

TE Justin Meredith - T.L. Hanna (Anderson)
Several ACC and SEC schools have offered, but not Clemson. The local product is a longtime fan of the Tigers and would be a heavy lean to his hometown team if offered.

OLB Cassanova McKinzy - Woodlawn Magnet (Birmingham, Ala.)
McKinzy's visit this weekend will be his first trip to Tigertown and he could leave with an offer. Auburn and Alabama have already offered, but he still mentions the ACC Tigers as a school of interest.

OL D.J. Reader - Grimsley (Greensboro, N.C.) - Clemson offer
Along with Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia, and Wake Forest have offered. The junior last visited Tigertown in October.

Also a pitcher on the baseball diamond with a 90 mile per hour fastball, Reader could play on either side of the line on the football field.

WR Mike Williams - Lake Marion (Holy Hill)
Williams is one of three in-state wide receivers in the 2013 class who could make waves on a national level. At 6-foot-4, 185 pounds, he's could be the next big, big-time receiver from the Palmetto State.

OL/DL Quinteze Williams - Sandy Creek (Tyrone, Ga.) - Clemson offer
Earlier this week, Clemson offered the 6-foot-5, 244-pound junior, joining the likes of Florida and Florida State.

Before changing schools, he attended the same high school as Clemson cornerback Darius Robinson.


CUTigers.com Top Stories