Spring quotes to note: DB

With the offseason knee surgery to Rashard Hall, new defensive coordinator Brent Venables has had to do a little bit of shuffling in the Clemson secondary.

Bashaud Breeland is in good position to lock down a starting cornerback spot this fall. (Hale McGranahan)
Xavier Brewer
Martin Jenkins
Darius Robinson
Bashaud Breeland
Garry Peters
Cortez Davis
Travis Blanks

Rashard Hall
Jonathan Meeks
Robert Smith
Jerrodd Williams

What they're saying…
"[Breeland] has been good. He's competitive. He's got a great presence about him. He goes against some awfully good players every day. As the saying goes, iron sharpens iron. He couldn't get better work on a daily basis. He loves to compete. I've noticed that he's his own worst critic. He has the ability to really make leaps and bounds in improvement, just as a player, because of that humility that he has and the tough-mindedness that he has."
-Brent Venables

"Travis Blanks is off to a great start. He's a very focused young man, very focused, very determined. He's already, I think, earned the respect of his teammates with how he's been able to absorb the knowledge. He's been working since the day he got here."
-Dabo Swinney

"Right now, [working] at free safety. When [Hall] gets back, definitely, that's where I want to be at, the boundary [cornerback]. I'm pretty much learning everything right now. [Venables] wants to fit me in anywhere."

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