Looking ahead to 2015: WR

Now that the regular season is done, the Clemson staff is tying up a few loose ends with the 2014 signing class, and they're also looking ahead to 2015.

Six 2015 prospects are already on board as commitments to the Tigers' 2015 class. Four-star outside linebacker Tanner Muse is the highest rated prospect in the group. Safety Van Smith is also a four-star. Brothers, J.D. Davis and Judah Davis, are down as three-star outside linebackers. There's also a pair of three-stars on the offensive side of the ball: wide receiver Shadell Bell and offensive tackle Noah Green.

But there are several other available spots for 2015. In this series, we're taking a position-by-position look at the junior prospects to keep an eye on as the focus begins to shift towards that haul.


It's assumed by just about everyone that Sammy Watkins is gone after this season. Plenty of folks seem to be under the assumption that Martavis Bryant will be gone after the Orange Bowl, too.

If that's the case, Adam Humphries will be the lone senior in 2014.

Charone Peake is on track to be a redshirt senior in 2015 after tearing his ACL earlier this season.

Mike Williams and T.J. Green are a class behind them.

Meanwhile Germone Hopper will be a redshirt sophomore in 2014.

Demarre Kitt, Artavis Scott and Kyrin Priester will be freshmen when they arrive to the Clemson campus in January. The Clemson coaching staff hopes Trevion Thompson joins them later this summer.

The Tigers' coaches already have Bell on board and they could take one or two more along with him.

Here are some of the names to keep an eye on over the next several months:

Akilian Butler, West Mesquite High School - Mesquite, Tex.
The three-star prospect made his first visit to Clemson for the Florida State game. Chad Morris was the first offer for Butler, whose quarterback and classmate also owns an offer from Clemson, Chason Virgil. To date, it's Butler's only offer.

Butler, who checks in at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, has a skill-set that could make him a running back at the next level. At Clemson, he could fit at the 2 wide receiver position.

Clemson is in strong position for Mollette.
George Campbell, East Lake High School - Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Even though the five-star is committed to Michigan, he's still going to be one of the most highly sought after prospects in the country. And Clemson has an in -- Scott. As long as he's around, it can't hurt the Tigers' chances. But Michigan has a commitment from another one of his former teammates -- 2014 offensive lineman Mason Cole.

Juval Mollette, Randleman High School - Randleman, N.C.
A potential fit at either the 5 or 9 positions for Clemson, Mollette is rated as a four-star and ranked the No. 35 wide receiver in the country.

In addition to Clemson, Ohio State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and the instate schools in North Carolina have offered. Mollette visited Clemson for the Florida State game.

Clemson offered a day after the N.C. State game when Robbie Caldwell stopped by his school.

Ryan Newsome, Aledo High School - Aledo, Tex.
Another potential fit at the 2 position, Newsome has not been to Clemson yet, but he does list the Tigers as one of his favorites. Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma are among the favorites, too.

And Clemson has staying power. Though Chad Morris extended the offer and has serious ties to the state, Newsome won't be tied to Morris. He's friends with Ohio State freshman running back Dontre Wilson, who's encouraged him not to commit to a coach.

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