Signee Cordrea Tankersley will join Josh Brown at Hargrave for fall semester

Shaq Lawson still awaiting academic approval

Josh Brown

Josh Brown

Clemson football signee Cordrea Tankersley will enroll at Hargrave Military Academy for the upcoming semester after falling short of the ACT score he needed for freshman eligibility.

Tankersley, who starred as a quarterback and defensive back at Silver Bluff High in Aiken, S.C., will join defensive tackle Josh Brown, from South Aiken High, at Hargrave this fall.

Tankersley, who was signed by Clemson as a defensive back, was rated as the nation's No. 39 safety by Rivals and No. 37 among wide receivers by Scout.

Hargrave has become the destination of choice for Clemson signees who fail to meet initial eligibility requirements. Defensive tackle Kevin Dodd of Taylors, S.C. attended Hargrave last fall before enrolling at Clemson in January, following in the footsteps of current Tigers Corey Crawford, Martavis Bryant, Josh Watson and Jonathan Meeks.

Defensive end signee Shaq Lawson is still awaiting clearance from the NCAA Clearinghouse to enroll in summer classes at Clemson, while tight end Jay Jay McCullough is expected to enroll for the fall semester in August.

Eight members of Clemson's 2012 signing class were early enrollees, and went through spring practice and off-season drills. Quarterback Chad Kelly enrolled earlier this summer, and was joined for Clemson's Summer II session by defensive tackles Carlos Watkins and D.J. Reader, wide receiver Germone Hopper, linebacker T.J. Burrell, defensive end Martin Aiken, and defensive back Ronald Geohaghan.

Also enrolled for summer classes is linebacker Kellen Jones, a transfer from Oklahoma who will sit out the 2012 season and will be eligible for three seasons, beginning in 2013.

Four of the Tigers' five men's basketball signees are already enrolled, the exception being prep school guard Adonis Filer, who is waiting approval by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

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