Looking ahead to 2014: DE

Over the last four months, a few things have changed with the defensive ends Clemson has targeted for the class of 2014.

Jalyn Holmes' commitment to Ohio State since the first defensive end installment in the Looking ahead to 2014 series is the biggest movement.

Holmes went public with his pledge to Ohio State after a visit to Columbus. Several days before the trip, he was on campus in Clemson for the second session of the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

Another target, Kalan Ritchie, committed to South Carolina as a tight end in May.

Andrew Williams, another one of Clemson's primary targets at the position, visited Tigertown on the final day of camp. He didn't participate, but hung around the practice fields to watch several of his teammates.

The four-star defensive end from Eagles Landing Christian Academy [McDonough, Ga.] continues to offer no certain timeline on when things will be narrowed. Clemson remains in strong position. Auburn and Ole Miss are also in the mix.

Ricky Leonard visited Clemson last month for camp. After this month's trip to Florida State. He'll be ready to make a decision. Clemson or Florida State will receive his commitment.

There's been one major change for Norcross' [Ga.]
Lorenzo Carter since defensive end installment No. 1. Back then, he was a three-star. Scout has since upgraded his rating to five stars. He's also the No. 2 defensive end in the entire country.

Though Carter has no list of favorites, he has taken a couple of visits this summer. In late June, he visited Notre Dame and Ohio State. Florida, Florida State and Georgia hosted him for visits, too. Clemson could be in line to host Carter this month.

Another potential late summer visitor is Jesse Aniebonam, a four-star from Good Counsel High School in Maryland. A former teammate of Clemson linebacker signee Dorian ODaniel, Aniebonam has visited Maryland this summer. He could make trips to both Virginia Tech and Clemson.

Clemson is also in play for four-star Lorenzo Featherston from Page High School in Greensboro, N.C. Featherston last visited Clemson for the February Junior Day. He's visited Florida, Florida State and UNC this summer.

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