Clemson comes through

One of the top rising senior prospects in South Carolina received the news he'd been waiting for since last summer.

CB Jadar Johnson Profile

Clemson offered Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School junior Jadar Johnson.

"I was real happy. I was waiting on that offer for the longest. I went up there to the camp last June and I just fell in love with it, so I was waiting on that," he told CUTigers Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect visited Clemson for the January Junior Day.

"It was pretty good. They took me through the campus, all the academic buildings. I went to a basketball game. It was pretty nice," he said.

Defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison wants Johnson to be versatile in the Tiger secondary.

"They're recruiting me as a corner, but they told me if I come up there I might rotate from corner to safety," Johnson said.

North Carolina and N.C. State have also offered.

"I wasn't expecting the offer from N.C. State, but I've been looking for the one from North Carolina," he said.

Johnson visited North Carolina last week for junior day.

"It was pretty good. I liked it. I got to talk to coach Vic, Vic Koennig. He told me a lot, real cool dude," he said. "I liked the environment up there. It kind of reminded me a lot of Clemson."

A trip to Georgia Tech is on tap for this weekend. N.C. State will host him the following weekend.

All of the schools are looking at Johnson as a defensive back.

He thinks Georgia Tech, Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia could be offering, too. Vanderbilt, Marshall and Minnesota are also expressing interest.

"My top five would be Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina, N.C. State and Alabama, in no specific order. I'd put Georgia Tech up there, too," Johnson said.

As a junior, Johnson had 50 tackles, four interceptions, including one for a touchdown, and 10 pass breakups. On offense, he caught 60 passes and scored nine touchdowns. Top Stories