Jordan Leggett, Jadar Johnson, Ebenezer Ogundeko arrive for spring semester

Clemson still waiting on word from Demarcus Robinson; Shaq Lawson taking final exams at Hargrave; Cordrea Tankersley delayed

S.C. Shrine Bowler Jadar Johnson (15) of Orangeburg-Wilkinson is a Clemson commitment (Photo by Michael Justus, Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Indpendent Mail coverage partner)

S.C. Shrine Bowler Jadar Johnson (15) of Orangeburg-Wilkinson is a Clemson commitment (Photo by Michael Justus, Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Indpendent Mail coverage partner)

Defensive back Jadar Johnson, defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko and tight end Jordan Leggett all arrived at Clemson on Sunday, ready for orientation and the beginning of spring semester classes later this week.

If all goes according to plan, defensive end Shaq Lawson will join them later in the week, after he completes his final academic exams at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia.

Clemson is also expecting a decision Monday from early-enrolling wide receiver Demarcus Robinson, who committed to Clemson last summer and reaffirmed his commitment in the fall, but then has vacillated between Clemson and Florida for the past several weeks.

Various recruiting websites reported over the weekend that Robinson is leaning back toward the Tigers at this point. Coaches from both schools met with the four-star prospect on Sunday in San Antonio, where he played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday.

Another player who had been hopeful of enrolling for the spring semester - 2012 signee Cordrea Tankersley of Aiken, S.C. - is now shooting for summer session enrollment after coming up just short of the ACT score he needed for qualification. Tankersley will take the ACT again in February.

Early enrollees will jump into the Tiger football program with off-season mat drills this winter, in preparation for spring practice.

Johnson, who is rated as the state of South Carolina's No. 9 player by ESPN, was a standout performer on both sides of the ball at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. He was recruited by Marion Hobby.

Ogundeko is ranked as the state of New York's No. 1 prospect. He announced for the Tigers last Friday at the Under Armour All-America Bowl over Syracuse, and also considered Florida. ESPN ranks him as the nation's No. 10 defensive end, and 112th overall. Hobby was also his primary recruiter.

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Leggett will make the transition from wide receiver to tight end at Clemson. He is ranked as the nation's No. 6 tight end by ESPN, and was recruited by Chad Morris.

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TUN writes:

It is disappointing to lose out on Robinson but getting E.O. from NYC was huge for us. We are loaded at WR even with NUK leaving (if he does and I hope he doesn't). Our real need is to reload on defense and in particular the D-line (DE's and DT's). With E.O., Pagano, Lawson, and Rogers and the possibility of landing any or all of the following-Mont Adams, R.N., or Carl Lawson--
not to mention O'Daniel, Boulware etc. we still have the chance of putting together a great class. We need to finish strong and persuade these guys that CU is THE PLACE to be.

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