Charlotte NFTC prospect evaluations

CORNELIUS, N.C. - Nearly 20 prospects at Sunday's Nike Football Training Camp are on the Clemson recruiting radar. CUTigers was on hand to check every single one of them out.

2014 ATH - Kevin Crosby, Bamberg-Ehrhardt (S.C.)
Tight end probably won't be his position at the college level, but that's where Crosby worked out on Sunday. In our estimation, he's a linebacker at the next level. That's where he worked out last summer at Clemson's camp.

2014 RB - Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic (N.C.)
Although Clemson has not extended an offer to Hood, he looks the part of the kind of running back offensive coordinator Chad Morris has started to target. Hood's big [6-1, 210] and he showed a nice set of hands coming out of the backfield. As big as he is, Hood has pretty good speed, too.

Derrell Scott holds several offers, including South Carolina and Virginia Tech. (Hale McGranahan)
2014 RB - Donte Williams, Hillside (Durham, N.C.)
Clemson has offered Williams. He was one of several Hillside prospects to pick one up from the Tigers earlier this year. Like Hood, Williams fits the big back mold Clemson's targeted.

2014 RB - Derrell Scott Havelock (N.C.)
Scott won't be confused for a big back, and probably won't be at any point during his career. But he's worth a look. Several schools have already offered, and for good reason. He's super quick and has pretty good speed. Out of the backfield, he's a pretty solid pass catcher, too. And he would love to pick up a Clemson offer.

2014 WR - Trevion Thompson, Hillside (Durham, N.C.)
A big body wide receiver that can run -- sounds familiar, doesn't it? Clemson has a couple of those on the roster already, and they hope one day this guy will be there.

2014 WR - Braxton Berrios, Leesville Road (Raleigh, N.C.)
For obvious reasons, several folks have made the Wes Welker comparison. Berrios may be a little faster than Welker, but he's a solid route runner, good pass catcher and very quick in short spaces. He will end up as higher rated prospect than Clemson wide receiver Adam Humphries. Berrios, in our estimation, is worth a Clemson offer.

2014 WR - Aggadoria Bowers, Bamberg Ehrhardt (S.C.)
Bowers isn't as thick as Thompson, but he's probably about an inch taller. Although he missed his sophomore season with an ACL injury, Bowers could pick up a few offers this summer when he hits the camp circuit. At the very least, he's a solid red zone target.

2013 TE - Josh McNeil, Hillside (Durham, N.C.)
What else can be said that wasn't mentioned about McNeil in the Sunday news and notes feature?

Once McNeil gets a better feel for catching the football, he'll be one heck of a tight end. Though you don't get a sense of in-line blocking skill during the camp setting, it's probably safe to assume he's got some work to do in that department. Once his upper body rocks up, McNeil will be even more of a matchup nightmare.

2014 OT - Bentley Spain, Providence (Charlotte, N.C.)
Spain struggled against the speed rushing defensive ends during 1-on-1 drills, but that won't be held against him. Spain, who recently picked up a Clemson offer, will play tackle at the next level. For now, we'll project him to play on the right-side.

Antonio Riles was one of several defenders at Sunday's camp with a Clemson offer. (Hale McGranahan)
2013 DE – Antonio Riles, Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Riles may have been the most physically impressive prospect at the entire camp. He's been offered to play defensive end at Clemson, but it looks like he'll eventually grow into an interior player's body. At 6-4, 265, accurately lists Riles as a defensive tackle.

2013 DE - Lewis Neal, Hunt (Wilson, N.C.)
Among the several edge rushing defensive ends on hand for the camp. The former Ohio State commitment has an offer from Clemson as a defensive end, but he might be a better fit at linebacker. A bit of a tweener, he could be a little undersized to play defensive end at the next level. Neal was probably second-best among the defensive ends during 1-on-1 drills.

2013 DE - Tyquan Lewis, Tarboro (N.C)
Lewis plays with the swagger you would expect to see from a guy with a couple of state championship titles on his resume. Yet another quick edge rusher who regularly had his way with offensive tackles during the 1-on-1 portion of the day's drills. He seemed to take well to coaching, too.

2013 LB Larenz Bryant, Vance (Charlotte, N.C.)
Bryant may have been the top overall performer on Sunday. The four-star shows nice instincts, athleticism, leadership -- just about all the traits you look for in a linebacker. And Bryant got the most out of every rep he had. If Clemson lands him, they would be adding yet another stud to an already solid, young linebacker corps.

2013 S - Jadar Johnson, Orangeburg-Wilkinson (S.C.)
The only current Clemson commitment working out at the camp, Johnson passes the Clemson defensive back eye test. At this point, he doesn't have the hips to play cornerback, but he's athletic and displayed good ball skills.

Other notable Clemson targets: WR Uriah LeMay, CB Desmond Lawrence, S Korrin Wiggins, RB Khris Francis, ATH Tramel Terry, DE Carl Lawson, ATH Mykal Moody Top Stories