Tigers offer Carver standout

Carver High School in Columbus, Ga. has been good to Clemson over the last few years, sending offensive lineman David Beasley and defensive end Corey Crawford to Tigertown.

S Marqui Hawkins Profile

On Saturday, Carver junior safety Marqui Hawkins was offered by the Tigers while he was in town for a visit.

"It's big. That one's big," he told CUTigers on Sunday.

The trip, Hawkins' first to Clemson in nearly a year, was a good one.

"I haven't been up there in a long time. It was a good experience getting to see everything again and how the coaches were," he said.

Hawkins met defensive coordinator Brent Venables for the first time.

"He's a great guy and he loves his players," Hawkins said.

The Clemson offer is No. 4 for the 6 -foot-2, 205-pound prospect.

"Tennessee and Mississippi State have offered me to play wide receiver and Ole Miss and Clemson have offered me as a safety," he said.

As a junior, Hawkins caught 31 passes for 635 yards and five touchdowns.

As a sophomore, he had 21 catches for 386 yards and five touchdowns.

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