Big recruiting weekend ahead for Clemson men's basketball, football

Brad Brownell getting official visit from 6-9 power forward

The Tiger does his push-ups Clemson Memorial Stadium after Clemson scores.

Photo by Mark Crammer

The Tiger does his push-ups Clemson Memorial Stadium after Clemson scores.

With the fall basketball signing period just three weeks ago, Clemson coach Brad Brownell and his staff will roll out the orange carpet for two committed players and one four-star 2013 target during the 'Rock the John' and Virginia Tech football weekend.

In attendance at Littlejohn Coliseum tonight will be 6-9 power forward prospect Demetrius Henry of Brandon, Fla. Clemson is getting the first official visit from Henry, a former high school and AAU teammate of Tiger sophomore guard T.J. Sapp. He is ranked among the top 20 players in the nation at his position.

Henry, who is attending Faith Baptist Christian School during a post-graduate year, is also being pursued by Miami, South Florida and South Carolina. He may not make a decision until the April signing period.

Expected to sign with the Tigers next month are guards Patrick Rooks of Charlotte, N.C. and Austin Ajukwa of Columbia, S.C. Both will be on campus this weekend.

The Clemson football staff will also play host to a large group of committed players and down-the-road targets this weekend.

Running back Tyshon Dye, a 2013 commitment, and his brother Marquice, a 2014 prospect, will be on hand, along with 2013 commitments Jordan Leggett, David Kamara, Wayne Gallman, Ryan Jenkins, Ben Boulware, Dane Rogers and D.J. Greenlee.

Gainesville, Ga. quarterback Deshaun Watson, a 2014 commitment, is visiting with his family. Also expected to attend are 2014 commitments Jae'lon Oglesby and Cannon Smith.

Among 2014 targets expected on Saturday are Saluda (S.C.) teammates Dexter Wideman and Kwamelle Barnes, both defensive linemen: Easley (S.C.) teammates Quaven Ferguson, a defensive tackle, and C.J. Fuller, a running back/wide receiver/DB; and linebacker Christian Miller of Columbia, S.C. Also planning to attend is 2015 receiver Tavin Richardson of Byrnes High (Duncan, S.C.).

Clemson will also get visits from 2014 Georgia commitments Nick Glass, a defensive back, and Stanley Williams, a running back.

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