More 2012 freshmen join early-enrolling teammates this week for summer school

Most newcomers already on campus, while others await NCAA Clearinghouse

Martin Aiken

Martin Aiken

The final pieces of Clemson's 2012 recruiting puzzle will fall into place this week, as most of the remaining members of the Tigers' February signing class arrive on campus for the second session of summer school.

Set to begin classes this week are defensive tackles Carlos Watkins and D.J. Reader, wide receiver Germone Hopper, linebacker T.J. Burrell, defensive end Martin Aiken, defensive back Ronald Geohagan, and quarterback Chad Kelly.

Awaiting NCAA Clearinghouse approval on an 'A' he earned in a class earlier this summer is defensive end Shaq Lawson, who expects approval in time to begin classes this week. Also awaiting NCAA approval is tight end Jay Jay McCullough. Defensive back Cordrea Tankersley is awaiting his ACT score.

Defensive tackle Josh Brown is slated to spend the fall semester at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia, while defensive back Marty Williams is a non-qualifier and will attend junior college.

A record eight members of the Tigers' 2012 signing class graduated from high school in December and enrolled at Clemson in January, and already have spring practice and off-season workouts under their belts. The group includes offensive linemen Jay Guillermo, Patrick Destefano, Oliver Jones and Isaiah Battle, punter Bradley Pinion, running back Zac Brooks, and defensive back Travis Blanks.

Blanks will compete for a starting spot in the Tigers' secondary during preseason camp, while Pinion is battling Spencer Benton for the starting punter spot.

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Comments » 5

MoncksTater writes:

Where is Chad Kelly ? I assume that he has qualified as well ?

MoncksTater writes:

Ok , my moron switch was malfunctioning , reread the article and saw where he would be enrolled for classes .

FutureClemsonFootballPlayer writes:

in response to MoncksTater:

Ok , my moron switch was malfunctioning , reread the article and saw where he would be enrolled for classes .

XD it's ok broskie. We all make mistakes including the guys who didnt qualify to enroll in Clemson this year

brookesdad729 writes:

I'll bet they're waiting for ole Chad! lol! His mouth has been his predecessor so we wanna see what he's got! I hope he exceeds the hype!

TigerMarine writes:

I don't know how many saw Kellys performance in the Under Armor game but if Tajh don't watch himself Chad may get a chance to start THIS SEASON ! Chad was going through all 4 and 5 of his progressions, not telegraphing passes, and throwing his receivers open. Kelly is an elite 11 qb which mostly measures pure passing type guys but with over a thousand rushing yards last year this guy has some wheels too ! I want Tajh at the helm but if this kids mouth doesn't get him into trouble Dabo might have a welcomed tough decision under center.

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