Prized possessions

CLEMSON - The rich got richer on Wednesday morning when Clemson officially added the final piece to the 2014 wide receiver recruiting class.

Demarre Kitt, Kyrin Priester and Artavis Scott were already enrolled at Clemson when Trevion Thompson committed in late January. His pledge was made official at 8:35 on Wednesday morning when he faxed the NLI paperwork to the West End Zone facility in Clemson.

The foursome will join Jeff Scott's wide receiver group, which already has several guys that were highly sought after out of high school: Charone Peake, Germone Hopper and Mike Williams, all of whom were once four-star prospects, according to Scout.com.

Also a four-star, Thompson was ranked higher than any Clemson's wide receiver signees in 2014 [15].

"Very athletic and a guy that we think can help us in the boundary position, the same position that DeAndre Hopkins, Martavis Bryant and Mike Williams have played," Scott said. "He's a guy that we think can stretch the field. He's got good ball skills. We're excited about him."

Priester was a three-star coming out of Brookwood High School in 2013.

"He made a pit stop there at Fork Union. He's a little bit older. Physically, you can tell that," Scott said. "He's a little bit more physically matured than your average freshman coming in, and we're looking for big things out of him. He can play several different positions."

Like Priester, Kitt made his first commitment to Georgia. Kit, a four-star, was ranked as the No. 34 wide receiver in 2014.

"Demarre Kitt is someone we're very excited about," Scott said. "He comes from a great program, Sandy Creek High School in Georgia, the home of Calvin Johnson. The head coach there does an excellent job, Chip Walker, has been very successful, so he's been coached extremely well.

"He's a great route runner, understands the game, just kind of has that it factor, someone we recruited very hard from the very beginning."

Artavis was a four-star and the No. 19 wide receiver in the country.

"I'm very excited about him. He's one that we didn't have a lot of great ties to initially in the process," Jeff said. "You go down to Florida and try to take what we consider the top receiver in the state of Florida out of Florida. Sometimes you have to have those ties.

"We had that with Sammy [Watkins]. My dad's relationship with one of the coaches there at South Fort Myers really helped us get in a good spot early on, in Sammy's ninth grade year.

"With Artavis, we didn't have that. But he came to Clemson in the summer, spent three days in Clemson. Then, all of a sudden we went from around four or five on his list with the instate schools ahead of us, to number one. Two weeks later, he committed."

The presence of three of those wide receivers should make for an interesting set of 15 practices in March and April.

"It's going to be a lot of fun with those three guys this spring. I hope I'm up here talking in three or four years from now about how we're going to replace the guys we're signing right now," Jeff said.

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