Clemson commitments Jae'lon Oglesby, Kendall Joseph headline Super 16

Independent Mail preseason team also includes Clemson targets Ben Cleveland of Stephens County, Kelly Bryant of Wren

Belton-Honea Path High School's Kendall Joseph runs through drills during practice on Tuesday afternoon.

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Belton-Honea Path High School's Kendall Joseph runs through drills during practice on Tuesday afternoon.

Daniel High running back Jae'lon Ogleby and Belton-Honea Path linebacker Kendall Joseph - both commitments to Clemson's 2014 football recruiting class - have been named to the Independent Mail's preseason Super 16 for 2013.

The Super 16:

Jae’lon Oglesby

RB, D.W. Daniel, Sr.

A Rivals Top 250 recruit, Oglesby is one of the most sought after Class of 2014 recruits in the state and has been verbally committed to Clemson for the last year. The speedy 5-11, 176-pound back put more trust in his offensive line last season and continues to get stronger.

Kendall Joseph

LB, B-HP, Sr.

The Clemson commit has shown great instincts since his sophomore season and steadily has become one of the top run-stoppers in the state. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder is a three-time state weightlifting champion who bench presses 350 pounds and squats 480 pounds.

Ben Cleveland

OL, Stephens County, So.

Just a sophomore, Cleveland (6-6, 330 pounds) already has a list of suitors a mile long, including Georgia, Clemson, Florida, Texas and South Carolina. It’s easy to see why with how quickly he moves at his size, sporting a 5-second 40-yard dash.

Kelly Bryant

QB, Wren, Jr.

At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds with elite size and athleticism, Bryant has already been offered by Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina State and Georgia Tech as an athlete. But Bryant’s transfer to Wren from Abbeville may give him the chance to show off his arm and stay healthy.

Dalston Davis

QB/S, Crescent, Sr.

At 6-foot-2 with great speed and athleticism, Davis was born to run Crescent’s option attack. That in addition to his role as a safety and all-state punter could make him an attractive recruit for teams seeking all-around players they can plug in almost anywhere.

Eric Boggs

LB, B-HP, Sr.

Boggs (6-3, 215) tallied 144 tackles with a sack and a blocked a kick last season. He has offers from Wofford, Charleston Southern, Mercer and Newberry.

Jacob Clary

QB, Wren, Sr.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound signal caller threw for 2,291 yards and 18 touchdowns last season in addition to rushing for nine more touchdowns. The dual-threat will have a chance to again showcase his talents to scouts against top competition most weeks.

Andy McCall

QB, D.W. Daniel, Jr.

With a great pocket presence and an ability to throw on the run, McCall (6-2, 165) figures to be one of the top quarterbacks in the state’s Class of 2015. Last season he passed for 1,662 yards and 14 touchdowns against five interceptions.

Marquis Arnold

RB, Seneca, Sr.

Arnold is dangerous any time he touches the ball and Seneca will look to get it in his hands as a runner, receiver and return man. The all-region selection rushed for 1,308 yards and 21 touchdowns last season.

Israel Williamson

QB, Walhalla, Jr.

Williamson seems to be at home in the Razorbacks’ spread offense where he just missed out on rushing for 1,000 yards and throwing for 1,000 yards last season.

Ken Allen

OL/DL, Elbert County, Jr.

A two-way threat, Allen was a preseason Class 3A all-state pick by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and already has an offer from Georgia Tech. He brings a wrestler’s mentality to the line and will be an integral part of the Blue Devils’ running game.

Michael Peppers

LB, D.W. Daniel, Sr.

The 6-foot-1, 236-pound Peppers tallied 97 tackles and four for a loss for the Lions last season and will play a bigger role on the defense with the loss of Clemson signee Deleetric Greenlee to graduation. He’s garnered the interest of some smaller schools thus far.

Solomon Brown

LB, D.W. Daniel, Sr.

Brown led the Lions in tackles last season with 112 and nine for a loss. He seems to be a good fit at strong safety at the Division I level with Clemson showing some interest over the summer as well as Marshall, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Appalachian State.

Will Bryant

OL, Franklin County, Jr.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder, who has an offer from Georgia Tech, will be the key to the Lions run game. The rest of the country will take notice and offers will start pouring in soon enough.

DeAvin Rencher

DB, T.L. Hanna, Sr.

Rencher, (5-10, 180) has flown under the radar when it comes to recruiting. His 4.89 40-yard dash speed isn’t the fastest, but he is solid in coverage and is an instant playmaker if he can get his hands on the ball.

Gary Walker

DL, Stephens County, Jr.

An all-Region 8-AAAA selection as a sophomore, Walker (6-0, 260) makes good use of his strength and hands to get off blocks. He should cause plenty of problems for opposing ball carriers.

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