The commitment: CB Marcus Edmond, Lower Richland HS [Columbia]
Date committed: 1/27/13
Ranked: Two-star, No. 152 CB
Other options: N.C. State, Arizona, Wake Forest
Position status: One of the biggest positions of need for Clemson in the 2013 class, cornerback additions became even more critical when the news of Cortez Davis' transfer came down the pipeline. Returning for the Tigers next season are four original scholarship cornerbacks -- senior Darius Robinson, juniors Bashaud Breeland, Martin Jenkins and Garry Peters. Former walk-on Dante Stewart also logged snaps last season. For now, Edmond is the only true cornerback coming in with the 2013 class. The Clemson coaching staff continues to pursue Mackensie Alexander and Adrian Baker. Prep school placement Cordrea Tankersley could also play cornerback when he arrives to Clemson.
The evaluation: Edmond is, by far, the most underrated member of Clemson's 2013 haul. At 6-foot-1, 165 pounds, Edmond is a tall cornerback with the athleticism and cover skills to develop into a solid college cornerback. He possesses good speed, quickness in space and ball skills, all of which show up on his high school film. Edmond played both quarterback and wide receiver during his high school career.
Estimated impact: 2014. Assuming the injury bug's work through the Clemson defensive backfield won't carryover from last season, Edmond could take a redshirt this fall. What he does next fall could be determined by who else signs with Clemson.
Commitment capsule: Edmond
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