Week 2 evaluation period rewind

It was another active week for the Clemson coaching staff, which hit the road last week to see some of the top prospects in the country.

Brent Venables was in Virginia on Monday to see four-star defensive end Jalyn Holmes of Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk. Holmes will visit Clemson again in June for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp. Ohio State and Tennessee will also receive visits from the No. 14 defensive end in the 2014 class.

Four-star running back Derrell Scott [Havelock, N.C.] was also evaluated on Monday by the Clemson coaching staff.

Venables sent out a pair of offers to Timber Creek High School [Erial, N.J.] teammates Adonis Jennings and Kareem Ali. Jennings is a 2014 wide receiver and Ali is a 2015 cornerback. Both will visit Clemson in June.

Jeff Scott was in Spartanburg County on Tuesday to check on several prospects, a couple of whom have offers from Clemson.

He went to Woodruff to see 2014 wide receiver Blake Bone, Boiling Springs for 2015 offensive tackle Noah Green and to Dorman. Always rich in talent, Dorman has a few prospects that are under evaluation by Clemson, including 2015 wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.

Marion Hobby and Tony Elliott were in Georgia on Tuesday.

Elliott dropped off an offer for freshman offensive tackle Ben Cleveland when he was at Stephens County High School in Toccoa. Hobby went to McDonough to see Eagles Landing Christian Academy four-star defensive end Andrew Williams.

Williams told CUTigers last week that Hobby continues to recruit him heavily. Williams also said that Hobby informed him that he is at the top of his recruiting board.

On Wednesday, Chad Morris teamed up with Scott to see several wide receiver targets.

They went by Sandy Creek High School in Georgia, home of four-star Demarre Kitt, who will announce his decision next month. Clemson is finalist with Ohio State and Tennessee.

Station Camp High School [Gallatin, Tenn.] four-star Josh Malone was also seen by Morris and Scott. He visited Clemson earlier this spring to watch practice.

The duo also made a stop at Hillside High School in Durham to see a pair of 2014 prospects with Clemson offers -- four-star wide receiver Trevion Thompson and three-star running back Donte Williams.

Elliott went by Mackensie Alexander's school to see several prospects, including 2014 cornerback J.C. Jackson. Jackson, who's committed Florida State, lists Florida as his favorite.


Darian Roseboro is one of the top prospects in North Carolina for 2015.
A 2015 prospect that doesn't have a Clemson offer, but could pick one up down the road, was evaluated by Venables. Freddie Phillips, one of the state's top sophomores visited Clemson several times in the fall. The Pelion prospect will return to Tigertown this summer.

One Mike offered another Mike when coach Reed stopped by New Bern High School in North Carolina to see 2015 cornerback Mike Hughes.

On Thursday morning, Morris stopped by Belton Honea-Path High School to see three-star middle linebacker Kendall Joseph. Joseph will make a commitment this summer. He has five offers – Clemson, Duke, UCLA, Louisville and Georgia Tech.

Dan Brooks visited Lincolnton High School in North Carolina to see 2015 defensive end Darian Roseboro, who holds offers from Clemson, Michigan, Duke, UNC and N.C. State.

Florida State safety commitment Derwin James picked up a Clemson offer on Thursday. He's a 2015 safety that will be one of the top prospects in the country when it's all said and done.

On Friday, Danny Pearman went by North Davidson High School to see another one of the country's best prospects in the class of 2015. Defensive tackle Shy Tuttle has an offer from Clemson and several other top-flight programs. He's the nephew of former Clemson great Perry Tuttle.

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