Present and future: Safety

The Clemson safety group will lose at least two key members after this season, but that's why the Tigers stocked up at the position in the 2012 signing class.


Rashard Hall and Jonathan Meeks are back for one final season in Tigertown. Since 2009, Hall and Meeks have been key parts in the defensive backfield.

A redshirt senior, Hall's played 1,921 snaps and recorded 217 tackles with 10 interceptions. He's started 31 of the 40 games he's participated in over the last three years.

Meeks, an 11 game starter in the 37 he's appeared in over the last three seasons, has recorded 1,054 snaps, 95 tackles and five interceptions.

With Hall out during spring practice because of a knee injury, Xavier Brewer stepped into the first-team free safety spot. Brewer, a starter last season, will also work into the rotation at cornerback.

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Sophomore Robert Smith played sparingly as a freshman in 2011, but he'll add depth behind Meeks and Hall. So will Garry Peters, who's also a potential reserve at cornerback.

The trio of safeties that are set to arrive this summer all have bright futures.

Cordrea Tankersley, a four-star prospect out of Silver Bluff High School, is a long, speedy athlete who could play either wide receiver or free safety. At Clemson, he's in line to play free safety.

A viable strong safety candidate down the road, Marty Williams comes to Clemson as a three-star prospect from Fox Creek High School. He was rated as the No. 31 safety in the country by

Ronald Geohaghan, another potential strong safety, could end up playing the hybrid safety/linebacker position if he continues to add weight. The No. 23 safety in the class of 2012, Geohaghan might be the hardest hitter of the Tigers' signees.

Notable Options for 2013

Jahnari Devoe
Just because he's a two-star prospect right now, it doesn't mean he'll stay there. Devoe could turn heads this summer with a strong showing on the camp circuit. Already with an offer from East Carolina, he could add one from Clemson when he's there in June.

The Allendale-Fairfax High School senior may stand a shade under 6-foot, but he has the skills to be a legitimate free safety prospect.

Jadar Johnson
The second in-state prospect that committed to Clemson's 2013 class, Johnson is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect from Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School.

A three-star, Johnson is rated as the No. 46 safety in the country. He committed to Clemson over offers from North Carolina and N.C. State.

Though he could play some cornerback at Clemson, Johnson projects better as a strong safety.

Mykal Moody
Similar to Robert Smith in 2011, Moody has been a standout quarterback at the high school level. Moody, a rising senior at Conway High School, projects better as a defensive back in college.

Moody holds offers from N.C. State, Kentucky and Ole Miss.

Korrin Wiggins

UNC commit Korrin Wiggins enjoyed his spring game visit to Clemson.
Committed to North Carolina, Wiggins visited Clemson in April for the Orange and White spring game. Following his visit, the three-star prospect told CUTigers that Clemson is his No. 2 school.

The Hillside High School [Durham, N.C.] rising senior is ranked as the No. 39 safety in the class of 2013. Duke, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia have also offered.

Charles Williams
Williams, a teammate of Clemson commit Isaac McDonald, has picked up several offers this spring.

Clemson, Illinois, Louisville, Purdue, South Carolina, South Florida, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and West Virginai have offered.

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