A year ago, the Orange-White spring game turned out to be a productive recruiting vehicle for the Clemson coaching staff, as four-star linebacker Dorian O'Daniel of Good Counsel High in Olney, Md. pulled the trigger on his commitment after watching the Tigers in action.
Clemson will be back in recruiting business on Saturday, as a handful of 2014 targets visit for what will serve as the Tigers' final 'junior day' of the spring.
Running back has become a high priority for the staff in the aftermath of Dalvin Cook's flip to Florida, and three 2014 prospects will be at Death Valley on Saturday: C.J. Fuller of Easley, S.C., Stanley Williams of Monroe, Ga., and Adam Choice of Thomasville, Ga.
Choice is the cousin of former Georgia Tech running back Tashard Choice. He will be accompanied by sophomore teammate Austin Bryant, who is a defensive end target for the class of 2015.
One of S.C.'s most highly prized recruits will also attend, as Saluda defensive end Dexter Wideman returns to the campus for the first time since last fall. A Clemson-South Carolina battle is shaping up for his services.
Other 2014 targets set to attend this weekend include Trey Quinn, a wide receiver from Lake Charles, La., and Korrie Rogers, a linebacker from Buford, Ga.
All four of Clemson's 2014 commitments plan to be at the game: quarterback Deshaun Watson of Gainesville, Ga., running back Jae'lon Oglesby of nearby Daniel High, tight end Cannon Smith of Columbia, S.C., and offensive lineman Taylor Hearn of Williston, S.C.
Also taking a look this weekend will be a pair of 2015 in-state quarterbacks: Marquane Goodman of West Florence and Will Brunson of Myrtle Beach.
It's also an important recruiting weekend for the Tiger men's basketball program, as 2013 post targets Ibrahim Djambo of Three Rivers Community College in Missouri and Sidy Mohamed Djitte of Fayetteville, N.C. will be on campus. Both have Clemson offers and are expected to make decisions later this month.