With the end of June quickly approaching, Clemson's 2015 football roster is now taking shape.
The good news is - every signee has already reported to Tigertown, with the exception of DE/LB LaSamuel Davis. And Davis should be on campus for the start of preseason camp in the first week of August as he completes one course to initiate his college eligibility.
Every other member of the 2015 class is here, including recently signed wide receiver Denzell Johnson and nine of his new teammates who all reported to campus this weekend.
Among the future stars who made the drive to Clemson this weekend are a pair of Tampa, Fla. natives in WR Ray Ray McCloud and WR Deon Cain.
"We didn't sign Ray Ray and Deon to sit on the bench," noted Dabo Swinney in an interview with CUTigers after the annual Orange and White game. "We signed these guys to contribute."
McCloud will start his Clemson career as a wide receiver, but could assist the Tigers with punt and kick returns and also line up in the backfield as a running back. Meanwhile Cain figures to be an instant impact at wide out with outstanding speed and hands.
Also already moving in is massive defensive tackle Christian Wilkins.
Wilkins, despite playing on the defensive line, should be in line to provide instant depth to Clemson's front four this season.
"He looks like he's been playing college football a couple of years already," noted Swinney.
Safety Tanner Muse, a two-sport standout who excelled in baseball is also on campus. As is another talented defensive tackle Gage Cervenka, who won more state wresting championships than we have time to write about it in this article.
TE Garrett Williams is also on board- a physical tight end prospect who will have a deep depth chart to climb in two months.
DE Clelin Ferrell informs CUTigers he's now 100 percent after tearing his ACL nearly one year ago. Like Williams, Muse, Cervenka and everyone else - he too moved to Clemson this weekend.
"I feel like I'm getting back to where I was," Ferrell said. "It's been a long rehab so we'll see it where it leads me once I'm there."
Another expected early contributor is cornerback Mark Fields. Fields, a one time commitment to South Carolina, has similar skills to that of rising redshirt sophomore Mackensie Alexander in the defensive backfield.
"He's a dynamic player," Swinney said of the four-star cornerback.
DE Austin Bryant and WR Denzel Johnson, a late addition to Clemson's 2015 signing class, are also on campus as well.
Bryant is a weak-side defensive end prospect while Johnson could play either as a wide out or as a defensive back long term.
Johnson signed with the Tigers two months after National Signing Day.
If you are thinking about which one of these freshmen in particular will avoid a redshirt, good bets would be: DT Christian Wilkins, WR Ray Ray McCloud, WR Deon Cain and CB Mark Fields. Don't be surprised to see McCloud and Cain start at some point on offense, with Fields likely nabbing a starting cornerback spot on defense as well.
One more defensive end could get the call as well, pending on what happens during preseason camp in August.
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