Looking ahead to 2014: DT

After signing one defensive tackle prospect in the 2013 haul, the Clemson coaches will look to add another in 2014.

Chief among those targets are two instate prospects -- four-star Dexter Wideman and three-star Naquez Pringle.

Wideman, the No. 6 defensive tackle in the class of 2014, according to Scout.com, holds offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Michigan and Florida. He's visited the two instate schools on a number of different occasions.

"South Carolina has great coaches and I like the relationships the coaches have with the players there. I know if I go there, I have to work, and that is one thing I really like," recently told Scout.com. "Clemson is a beautiful place and I really like their coaching staff. The coaches there have great relationships with their players too, so like Carolina, I like that a lot."

Like Wideman, Pringle holds offers from the two instate schools. The No. 14 defensive tackle in the country, Pringle has yet to snag any offers from schools outside of the state.

The No. 1 defensive tackle in the country, Khairi Clark, holds an offer from Clemson. A former teammate of 2013 Clemson signee Adrian Baker, Clark grew up pulling for Miami.

Clark, a four-star, hopes to visit Clemson later this spring for one of the two remaining junior days.

Clemson has also offered Parkland High School's [Winston Salem, N.C.] Deshaywn Middleton and Wayne County High School [Jesup, Ga.] junior Jeremy Patterson. However, Patterson could project better as an offensive guard.

Four-star defensive end Andrew Brown holds an offer from Clemson, and he visited Tigertown for the first Junior Day of the year. At 6-4, 295, he could end up moving inside to tackle once he arrives to the college game.

A number of other defensive tackle prospects continue to be evaluated by Clemson, including several from within the confines of the Palmetto State. Also keep an eye on Elisha Shaw, Quaven Ferguson, Lee Eddleman, Kaylon Ford, K.J. Ford and Zeek Rodney.

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