Tigers in strong position for OL

A mountain of a man-child, this 6-foot-6 335-pound standout continues to list Clemson No. 1 among his top four schools.

OL Kalon Davis Profile

Kalon Davis, one of the top offensive line prospects in South Carolina for the class of 2010, just finished up a camp tour that included Clemson, Wake Forest and Alabama in June.

And with the Tigers leading the way after Coach Dabo Swinney's personal offer at Junior Day, Davis told CUTigers.com in a recent interview he wanted to get a taste of what it's like working with line coach Brad Scott.

"I've been talking to them for so long I've gotten to know the program really well," Davis said. "I like what they do. I like the direction they're heading in. It feels like they've already proved they want more than anyone else. I think they've got a good program."


"I've been talking to them for so long I've gotten to know the program really well," Davis said of the Clemson coaching staff.
Though he's yet to field an offer from Alabama, Davis lists Nick Saban's program as the second favorite and hopes an offer will come his way.

Davis' father, who is from Alabama, reared him on Crimson Tide football growing up.

"Anytime I was watching football growing up, it was usually Alabama," he said. "I know a little bit about their history."

Davis also decided to attend camp at Wade Forest to learn more about Jim Grobe's Demon Deacons.

"They don't have a really big campus, but they have a lot to offer within the campus," Davis said.

Talking with Coach Keith Henry, Wake Forest defensive ends coach, has also been a plus.

"Everything they have shown has been good so far," Davis said.

Tied for third with Wake Forest is LSU.

Like SEC West counterpart Alabama, the Bayou Bengals have yet to extend an offer his way.

"They have passion, they're true fans with real heart," he said.

After back-to-back losses in the South Carolina AAA State Championship, including last year's loss to Myrtle Beach in Death Valley, Davis hopes to lead Chester back to another title game.

And this time he's looking for a different outcome.

"We're working hard trying to defend our Upper State Championship. We want to win the big game at the end this year," he said. "The hard work will pay off when we get back on to the field."

The three-star lineman who is currently ranked as the No. 26 guard prospect in the nation according to Scout.com, plans to take another trip back to Clemson in July.

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