Looking ahead to 2014: TE

With one tight end already committed to sign with Clemson next February, the Tigers' coaches plan to add another.

Dabo Swinney secured a commitment from Cannon Smith in July when he was in town for the inaugural All-In Cookout.

The son of former Clemson player and current Board of Trustee member Bill Smith, Smith checks in at 6-5, 220. Rated a three-star by Scout.com, Smith is ranked as the No. 8 tight end in the class of 2014.

Clemson is also in on two other top 10 tight end prospects -- Milan Richard and Jeb Blazevich.

Richard, the No. 6 prospect at the position, is the nephew of Hershel Walker. He was in Clemson earlier this month for the year's first Junior Day, his first visit to Tigertown since the South Carolina game.

Along with Clemson, Richard [Calvary Baptist Day School - Savannah, Ga.] is also considering offers from Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, among others.

Blazevich, whose brother is a student at Clemson, was also in town for Junior Day. The Charlotte Christian junior is the No. 7 ranked tight end in the country.

Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Notre Dame and Ohio State are the listed favorites.

Classified by Scout.com as a middle linebacker, Bamberg-Ehrhardt's Kevin Crosby is being recruited to Clemson as a tight end, the position he would prefer to play in college. Crosby, a three-star middle linebacker, is No. 11 in the country at the position.

Clemson, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama and North Carolina are the finalists. Except for North Carolina, each of the finalists has offered Crosby as a tight end.

Tyler Luatua, the No. 1 tight end in the country, recently added a Clemson offer.

Listed as a tight end by Scout.com, Goose Creek's Kalan Ritchie was offered by Clemson as a defensive end.

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