Looking ahead to 2014: CB

After signing at least four cornerbacks in the 2013 haul, the Clemson coaching staff has offers out to several other 2014 prospects.

Mackensie Alexander, Adrian Baker, Marcus Edmond and Cordrea Tankersley all inked as cornerbacks last month. They'll be joined by at least one more in 2014.

At this point, a few of the candidates to join them are D.J. Smith, Wesley Green and Darin Smalls.

Smith, a four-star from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga., made his first trip to Clemson last month for the year's first Junior Day in Tigertown. He exited the trip listing Clemson high on his list. Georgia, Tennessee and Florida are also in contention.

The Gators, at this point, are the clear-cut favorite. Listed by Scout.com as the No. 13 cornerback in the country, Smith plans to make his decision next February on signing day.

Like Smith, Green is also from just outside the I-285 loop around Atlanta. Green, a three-star from Lithonia's King High School, also lists Clemson among his favorites.

After last month's Auburn visit, he named Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Tennessee as his early favorite.

Smalls, the top cornerback in the state of South Carolina, has picked up a number offers over the last month or so. Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech have all offered the Summerville prospect.

Florida and the instate make up his first group of favorites.

D'Andre Payne, a three-star from Woodson High School in Washington, D.C., is considering a number of programs, including Clemson. Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State and Tennessee are also among the favorites.

Five-star Marlon Humphrey has a Clemson offer, but the Hoover, Ala. junior is probably bound for the SEC. He lists Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Southern Cal as favorites.

Also from the D.C. area like Payne, four-star Jalen Tabor recently said Alabama, Notre Dame and Florida are his favorites. Clemson does occupy a spot among the 13 schools that are still under consideration.

LSU commitment Edward Paris was offered by Clemson before he made the pledge to Les Miles late last month.

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