Recruiting notes: Clemson targets C.J. Fuller, Jeb Blazevich near decisions

Brad Brownell still waiting on 6-10 center Sidy Mohamed Djitte, who visited Cincinnati over the weekend

Easley running back C.J. Fuller runs for a first down during the second quarter at Westside High School in Anderson. Fuller scored a few plays later on a three yard run.

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Easley running back C.J. Fuller runs for a first down during the second quarter at Westside High School in Anderson. Fuller scored a few plays later on a three yard run.

In terms of commitments, things have been relatively quiet on the recruiting front in recent weeks. But behind the scenes, there has been a flurry of activity, with players making spring visit and trimming their lists, while schools make new offers for both 2014 and 2015.

The clock is ticking for at least two Clemson targets - running back/defensive back C.J. Fuller of Easley, S.C. and tight end Jeb Blazevich of Charlotte, N.C. Both have indicated they plan to wrap up their recruiting soon, perhaps as early as the next two weeks.

Clemson has had its eye on Fuller for a while, and vice versa. He had a breakout 2012 season as a running back for the Green Wave, in which he rushed for over 2,000 yards, and is also considered a top prospect as a cornerback.

Fuller wants to play running back in college, and has been most heavily recruited by N.C. State for that role. Clemson's situation changed when Miami, Fla.'s Dalvin Cook, who had been committed to Clemson for a year, de-committed and then committed to Florida recently.

With a chance to join another local product - Daniel High's Jae'lon Oglesby - in Clemson's backfield class for 2014, Fuller has indicated that he's nearing a decision.

Fuller is not the only running back currently being recruited by Clemson's staff. Former Georgia commitment Stanley Williams of Monroe, Ga., was back on campus the weekend of the Orange-White spring game, and the Tigers recently offered Adam Choice, from Thomasville, Ga. Choice - the cousin of former Georgia Tech star Tashard Choice - also has offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss, Texas and Tennessee.

The same is true of Blazevich, a frequent visitor to the Clemson campus who earlier this spring was told by Dabo Swinney that he couldn't think of anything else to tell the prospect about Clemson that he didn't already know.

Blazevich, who is rated as one of the nation's top tight end prospect, has an older brother that is a Clemson student.

He is also considering Ohio State, Alabama, Notre Dame and Michigan.

He recently won the wide receiver MVP award at the Atlanta NFTC camp.

Recruiting Notes

- Clemson recently extended offers from 2014 defensive back Stephen Roberts of Opelika, Ala.; 2015 linebacker Jeffrey Holland of Jacksonville, Fla; 2014 TE-DE Payton Newell of Hiawatha, Kansas; 2-15 DB Tanner Muse of Belmont, N.C.; 2015 quarterback Torrance Gibson of Miami, Fla.; and 2015 wide receiver Tyron Johnson of New Orleans, La.

- Recent visitors to Clemson include Andrew Butcher, a 2015 defensive end from Alpharetta, Ga. (the son of former Tiger Brian Butcher); 2014 linebacker Korie Rogers of Buford, Ga.; and 2014 wide receiver Trevion Thompson of Hillside High in Durham, N.C. (a teammate of Clemson DB signee Korrin Wiggins).

- South Carolina recently received a commitment from Clemson defensive end target Bryson Allen-Williams of Ellenwood, Ga. He had made an unofficial visit to Clemson earlier this spring.

- Clemson 2014 quarterback commitment DeShaun Watson, who is ranked No. 1 in the nation at his position by ESPN, has received invitations both to the national Elite 11 competition and The Opening.

- In basketball, Clemson is still waiting on a decision from 6-10 center Sidy Mohamed Djitte, a native of Senegal who plays high school basketball in Fayetteville, N.C. Djitte made an official visit to Clemson last week, and then visited Cincinnati over the weekend.

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