Tigers first to offer '15 RB

While making the rounds in Georgia last week, Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott dropped off an offer for this three-star running back.

RB Mikell Lands-Davis Profile

During this month's evaluation period, Elliott made two stops by Alexander High School in Douglasville to check in on junior running back Mikell Lands-Davis.

"[Elliott] came and saw me, said he was really impressed," Lands-Davis told CUTigers, during a weekend interview.

"He said that him seeing me was the second part of the process, now he has to go talk to [Chad Morris] and get everything situated.

"He talked to the offensive coordinator and came back to the school on Thursday."

That's when the news was passed his way.

"I was a little surprised. Since he came back down so quick, I figured – hopefully, I was going to be offered, but I didn't get my hopes up," Lands-Davis said. "But, when he offered me, I was really excited."

Lands-Davis visited Clemson this past summer for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp. He worked out primarily as a safety during the camp, but did do a little bit with Elliott and the running backs.

"I wanted an offer from Clemson since last year…they were my favorite and then they didn't talk to me for a while, so I didn't think they were going to come back. But they offered me now. That's huge," Lands-Davis said.

Several things stand out about the Tigers' program.

"I like how it's mainly just them and FSU in the ACC," he said. "They have a real nice offense. I already know Demarre Kitt. I'm cool with him. We've been talking a little bit.

"They're more of a spread team, but if you're a running back, you can do what you do."

This fall, Georgia and Auburn hosted him for game day visits. Lands-Davis thinks both could be offering in the near future.

As a junior, he rushed for 2,384 yards [8.3 per carry] and scored a total of 32 touchdowns.

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