Venables offers JUCO DE

On Monday, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables sent out a pair of junior college offers to defensive linemen who played high school ball in South Carolina.

DE Marquavius Lewis Profile

D.J. Jones, a Wren product, picked up an offer to play defensive tackle for the Tigers.

Venables also offered Greenwood grad Marquavius Lewis, who's now at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.

"I talked to my coach today. He said they were interested and that I should call them," Lewis told CUTigers on Monday night. "I talked to coach Venables."

What was Venables message?

"He just let me know that I had a chance to play near home and that they like what they see on film, they just like the way I play."

It was his very first conversation with Venables.

"It's an amazing opportunity that I have both instate options," Lewis said.

When Lewis graduated from Greenwood in 2012, he was a 6-3, 225-pound prospect with no major offers. Now, he's a 6-foot-4, 270-pound end with plenty of options.

Along with Clemson and South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kansas State, Miami, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Tennessee have offered.

Lewis arrived to Hutchinson shortly after he graduated from high school, but didn't play that fall. After sitting out the 2012 season, he joined the football team in January of 2013. Lewis finished the campaign with 65 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and a forced fumble last season.

With no list of favorites to speak of right now Lewis could make his decision by the end of the summer. He'll graduate from Hutchinson in December and will be eligible to transfer in January. Top Stories