****May Evaluations Come to End
With the end of May, you will see the Clemson coaches returning from a busy month of evaluating prospects and visiting high schools. During the past 30 days, the Clemson staff of ace recruiters has been out traversing the recruiting map, checking in on prospects and distributing offers.
The Staff now returns to sit and compare notes to come up with an offer list and pecking order for the next few classes, as the Tigers now look toward the 2018 and 2019 classes. Not that the staff is done in 2017, as we saw more than a few 2017 DB and DE offers go out in the past month.
As the 2017 class starts to finalize, the Tigers have just a few spots left in the class and are already out in front with several 2018 prospects locally, regionally and nationally. Stay tuned here at CUTigers.com and the Radar Screen forum for your recruiting updates!
****New DE/TE Offer Out in Tennessee
Clemson offers another 2017 DE prospect, as they reach into the state of Tennessee to offer TE/DE prospect Latrell Bumphus. He has already picked up offers from Southern Cal, Tennessee, Oregon, Ole Miss, Louisville, and Kentucky, to name a few, and is being offered as a defensive end by the Tigers. Bumphus is a player who is really starting to pick up a lot of steam in his recruitment as more and more schools are making the trek into Hardin County to visit the 2017 star.
****Tigers Getting Ready for the Dabo Swinney Camp
2016 Signee James Skalski last year at the 2015 Dabo Swinney Camp
As the calendar changes and the month of June arrives, Clemson is preparing for the Dabo Swinney Camp series in the 3rd week of the month. With the camp comes a flurry of visitors to campus from high school staffs and coaches taking part in coordinating the camp and prospects from all over who use this rare opportunity to see the Clemson coaches in person.
The Tigers are expecting several of the current 2017 class members to make appearances and take part in the camp. A few confirmed campers on the current commit list include Amari Rodgers, Chase Brice and Hunter Johnson. Some high value Clemson targets will also be in attendance, like WR Tee Higgins, who is penciled in to make his appearance in Tiger Town and compete in the second round of the camp from June 14-16.
The staff really uses the camp to take advantage of the one-on-one time they can get with each prospect. Being able to spend time with these potential future players is an asset that has really helped this staff in past years. In the past, the camp usually yields a commitment or surprise visitor. So be sure to tune in right here, as we will have on-site coverage from this year's camp!
****Top Un-Committed Prospects out There Coveted by the Tigers
2017 Safety Prospect Davondre “Tank” Robinson
If you look at the Tigers' current commit list, you see a class that is filled with QB talent, WR and RB skill talent to go along with a very solid offensive line class. The areas of need at this time seem to be on the defensive side of the ball, and the Tigers have offered several defensive backfield prospects and defensive ends as the staff made its way through the May evaluation period.
If you took a look at the Tigers' big board, you'd see un-committed players like Drew Singleton, OrTre Smith, Tee Higgins, Zachary Carter, Trey Smith, Jordan Williams, Markaviest Bryant, Corey Bolds, A.J. Terrell, Jamyest Williams, DeAngelo Gibbs, Devon Hunter, Markquese Bell and "Tank" Davondre Robinson. They are all major targets on the 2017 radar to fill this 2017 class and its needs.
With the 2017 class 80% done at this point, the Clemson staff is looking to put the final pieces in place over the next few months as we wind our way through 2016 and into National Signing Day in February of 2017.
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