Looking ahead to 2014: RB

The Clemson coaches have already picked up two running back commitments to the 2014 class -- Dalvin Cook and Jae'lon Oglesby.

Dalvin Cook, a four-star, according to Scout.com, is the No. 10 running back in the country. Committed to Clemson since June, Cook grew up idolizing former Tiger running back C.J. Spiller.

That's one of the main attractions to Clemson for the 5-foot-11, 190-pound prospect.

"I could get up there early and play," Cook said in his most recent interview with CUTigers. "They could utilize me at receiver, give it to me out of the backfield."

After winning the Florida 6A state championship Cook discussed the possibility of opening up his recruitment later this summer. Cook recently told Chad Simmons that he could take other official visits.

Still waiting to pick up his star-rating from Scout.com, Jae'lon Oglesby committed to Clemson three days after Cook did.

The local product [Daniel High School] also holds an offer from Tennessee. Like most Daniel prospects who commit early to Clemson, Oglesby will miss out on a bunch of potential offers.

Oglesby could play a couple of different positions at the college level, including slot receiver or cornerback.

The Clemson coaching staff continues to pursue several other 2014 running backs.

Four-star Derrell Scott [Havelock, N.C.] recently picked up an offer from Clemson. South Carolina, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Tennessee are the main contenders for the No. 11 running back in the country.

Elijah Hood was offered by Clemson as a linebacker but he could play running back when he gets to the next level. Scout.com lists him as a four-star running back and ranks him as the No. 13 player at the position.

Easley's C.J. Fuller continues to favor Clemson, and he would prefer to play running back when he gets to college. Defensive back is also an option for Fuller when he gets to the next level.

Clemson also has offers out to three stars Donte Williams [Hillside - Durham, N.C.] and Jonathan Vickers [North Florida Christian - Tallahassee].

Several prospects that are committed elsewhere have Clemson offers -- Varshaun Nixon [Texas A&M], Bo Scarborough [Alabama], Stanley Williams [Georgia] and Joseph Yearby [Florida State].

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