In aftermath of signing day, Clemson coaches expand their 2013 recruiting board

The Clemson Sports Blog

Elbert County's Tyshon Dye runs the ball against North Oconee.

Elbert County's Tyshon Dye runs the ball against North Oconee.

Chad Morris lists running back as one of the Tigers’ top recruiting priorities for the class of 2013.

Clemson signed one running back – Zac Brooks of Jonesboro, AR – in its 2012 recruiting class, and came in as runners-up for two others, Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley, both of whom ended up at Georgia.

Since signing day, the Clemson coaching staff has extended four more offers to 2013 running backs – Ryan Green of St. Petersburg, FL; Derrick Green of Richmond, VA; Alvin Kamara of Norcross, GA; and Ty Isaac of Joliet, IL.

A dozen running backs currently have Clemson offers, and the coaching staff is likely to take at least two, and possibly a third at the position.

Clemson’s early focus has been on the state of Georgia, with Tyshon Dye of Elberton and Wayne Gallman of Loganville both listing the Tigers among their favorites.

Clemson’s offer list also includes Peyton Barber of Alpharetta, GA, North Carolinians T.J. Logan of Greensboro and Marquez Grayson of Lexington; Greg Bryant of Delray Beach, FL; and Dontre Wilson of DeSoto, TX.

Players at other positions who have been offered by the Tigers since signing day include wide receivers Laquvionte Gonzalez of Cedar Hill, TX, Jayron Kearse of Fort Myers, FL and Demarcus Robinson of Fort Valley, GA; offensive linemen Brandon Kublanow of Marietta, GA, Ethan Pocic of Lemont, IL, and Joshua Outlaw of Lithonia, GA; defensive linemen Dexter Wideman of Saluda, SC, Lewis Neal of Wilson, NC, and Corey Vereen of Winter Garden, FL; and defensive back Jadar Johnson of Orangeburg, SC.

Eagles, Blue Devils Claim Baseball Honors: Boston College shortstop Anthony Melchionda and Duke pitcher Robert Huber have claimed the ACC’s first weekly baseball honors.

Melchionda batted .429 with three doubles, a homer and six RBIs to help the Eagles sweep Virginia, James Madison and Coastal Carolina in a round-robin tournament at Myrtle Beach, SC.

Huber held No. 5 Texas to two hits in six innings in Duke’s 5-2 victory over the Longhorns on Sunday at Austin.

ACC Tuesday Results: In games involving ACC baseball teams on Tuesday, NC State blanked UNC-Wilmington 10-0, Duke fell to Campbell 10-4, and Florida State outscored Jacksonville 16-9.

Wednesday’s ACC Baseball Schedule: In Wednesday’s games, Virginia is at home against William & Mary, Duke plays at NC Central, Georgia Tech visits Georgia Southern, Miami plays at Florida Gulf Coast, and Wake Forest is at home against High Point.

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