Tigers offer, now No. 1 for SC OL

This massive Palmetto state lineman picked up exactly what he was looking for Saturday afternoon during Clemson's Junior Day.

When it was all said and done, Chester High School offensive tackle Kalon Davis said Saturday was one of the best days of his young life.

The 6-foot-5, 350-pound junior said what made the day so special was the fact Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney personally offered him a scholarship to become a Clemson Tiger. Davis was at Clemson as a part of Junior Day, the Tigers' second session this winter.

"We were talking and he said they really like what I do, and then he offered me a full ride," Davis said.

Clemson is the fifth school to offer the Chester standout. He already has offers from Vanderbilt, N.C. State, Mississippi State and Wake Forest.

OL Kalon Davis
"Coach Swinney said they had been watching tape on me the last week and that all the coaches felt I was worth it and could I come down there and be a part of their team," Davis said.

Davis said the entire trip went well and he enjoyed coming in and seeing the facilities and seeing what Clemson is all about.

"I like what they do out here," he said.

Davis doesn't know when he will make a decision on a school, but he does know he wants to continue to test the waters. He has already visited South Carolina and Tennessee and is hoping to go see some other schools in the SEC and ACC.

"I would like to get out to Maryland, Alabama and Vanderbilt and see what they are all about, but it is good to know that I have Clemson on my back," he said.

Davis says Clemson is the leader for him right now.

"I felt really good about it. I know they are at the top of my list and I would really like to see where it goes from here," he said.

The thing that impressed Davis the most on Saturday was Clemson's academic success.

"I was impressed by how the starters, you know the people that are known and get the publicity, how they hold up academically," he said. "That was impressive."

Just like his whole trip to Clemson.

"They are at the very top. I really enjoyed coming down here, it was nice," Davis added.

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