ON LOCATION: What We Are Hearing

In this edition of What We Are Hearing, we'll fill you in on the noteworthy items on the prospects we saw while on location at high school across the state.

As we've discussed on the message board over the last couple of months, Clemson is looking for another running back to go along with Wayne Gallman in the 2013 class. We met with one of the potential additions to next year's haul, Tyshon Dye.

As is the case with many prospects trying to evaluate schools, Dye's gone through and listed pros and cons about his choices.

Here are a few of the pros for the three schools that are the likely candidates:

Clemson: The Tigers were the first to offer. Consistently, Clemson also has recruited him the hardest.

Auburn: There's a long standing relationship between high school coach Sid Fritts and Gene Chizik. Auburn also has four-year scholarships.

Georgia: Dye grew up following the Bulldogs the closest.


Tyshon Dye is ranked as the No. 20 running back in the nation by Scout. (Scout.com)
Those close to Dye believe he's likely to stay close to home, so that would mean either Clemson or Georgia. Auburn might be the furthest he'd be willing to go. Keep in mind, there was a period of time when Georgia all but stopped recruiting Dye. They've picked it back up, but you would have to imagine that could be in the back of Dye's mind as he continues through the process.

There had been talk on the message boards that Dye had a lot of work to do, in terms of qualifying. Though he's yet to qualify (that's not uncommon for kids at this stage of the game), we suspect that he should be just fine by this time next year.

Dye has a younger brother, Marquice, who's a rising junior. The younger Dye is a cornerback and he will also get some big-time looks before his process is all said and done. Marquis ran a 10.9 in the state finals in the 100, as a freshman. He finished second. Again, as a sophomore, he finished second.

There's also a rising sophomore defensive lineman, Ken Allen, who's 6-2, 260. And there's a linebacker by the name of Tim White.

By the way, Fritts has a freshman coming in by the name of Trey Barnett, who is said to be faster than the Dye brothers.

In the pipeline at Daniel High School
Jae'lon Oglesby isn't the only rising junior to keep an eye on at Daniel. There are at least two more 2014 prospects coming up through the pipeline at Daniel.

Solomon Brown, a 6-1, 185-pounder, is the son of former Clemson standout Ray Brown. Solomon plays on the other side of Clemson commit D.J. Greenlee in the Lions' linebacker corps.

There's also Lee Eddleman, who checks in at 6-2, 265. He plays on the nose in Daniel's odd-man defensive front.

Remember this guy
Deriante Jenkins - The Lake Marion High School quarterback, a rising sophomore, was thrust into the starting job last season when starter Chris Jenkins went down with an injury.


Mike Williams may not be the only D-I prospect at Lake Marion HS in the coming seasons. (Scout.com)
While in Santee to check in on four-star Mike Williams, we got a glimpse of Jenkins, a 6-5, dual-threat quarterback who will get some looks when he hits the camp circuit later this summer. When Notre Dame was by the school earlier this month they inquired about him and invited him to camp, which Williams will attend.

So it looks like Abbeville's Kelly Byant won't be the only 2015 quarterback from South Carolina who will garner some attention on the recruiting trail.

Definitely keep an eye on Jenkins in the coming years.

Both Bryant and Jenkins have some developing to do before we're ready to fully label them quarterback prospects, but the potential is there for both.

Clemson will get Bryant on campus for a third time this year when he heads up to Tigertown for camp in June. Chad Morris will get a good, long look at him throw in person. That might help Morris decide whether or not he wants Bryant as a quarterback or a wide receiver.

Between Bryant, 2014 commit Deshaun Watson and potentially Jenkins, there could be some serious young quarterback talent at Clemson's camp this summer.

Down at Allendale-Fairfax
There was Bashaud Breeland in 2010, then Ronald Geohaghan in 2012. For 2013, there's Jahnari Devoe. We'll run an on location interview with rising senior in the next few days.

Devoe will head to the Clemson camp this summer. Charlie Harbison and Brent Venables will take a real long look at him.

Although East Carolina is his biggest offer, make no mistake, Devoe is a legit prospect. His junior film () demonstrates that he's better than the two-star rating he currently has.

Devoe is smart, has terrific ball skills, runs well and, like those other guys from Allendale-Fairfax, he's not afraid to hit you. We think he should be a solid three-star prospect. By the way, he would probably jump all over a Clemson offer.

A couple of brief notes on Breeland and Geohaghan: right after the spring semester ended, Breeland spent some time back home and would work out with the team each afternoon.

Geohaghan has put on a few (good) pounds since the end of his senior season. We're told he's up over 200. It's possible that he could work as an in-the-box safety/coverage linebacker under Venables. For lack of a better term for Clemson fans, kind of like a SPUR position that South Carolina uses in their 4-2-5.

And some more names for you to keep in mind. There's 2014 defensive end Mike Taylor (6-2, 215), the nephew of former Clemson/Allendale-Fairfax running back Raymond Priester.

Like the actor, there's rising junior Denzel Washington, a 5-11, 185 quarterback/running back/wide receiver/safety/cornerback. He played as a freshman at Allendale-Fairfax, transferred to South Aiken for part of his sophomore year, but didn't play football. Now, he's back at Allendale-Fairfax.

A good gauge
Since Chad Smith took over as the head coach at Easley High School, the Green Wave have lost six games. Four of those six losses were to Greenwood and Goose Creek. With a senior class made up of D-IAA and D-II players, plus the two big-time prospects in the 2014 class, the 2012 season is shaping up to be another good one.

Easley will get a good gauge of how they might stack up in 2012 with their Aug. 10 scrimmage. Smith was able to secure a date with perennial power Gaffney.

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