Help has arrived: remainder of freshman football class enrolling this week

Tigers looking for immediate help in the defensive secondary from highly-regarded group of eight

Clemson signee Ben Boulware with Clemson's Brent Venables during the first day of spring practice in Clemson.

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Clemson signee Ben Boulware with Clemson's Brent Venables during the first day of spring practice in Clemson.

Help has arrived.

The remaining members of Clemson's 2013 football recruiting class arrived on campus Sunday, are going through freshman orientation on Monday, and will begin the second session of summer classes later this week.

All but one signee, wide receiver Kyrin Priester, had received academic approval for admission prior to arrival, and Priester is expecting word shortly from the NCAA Clearinghouse. No problems with his enrollment are anticipated.

Already on campus were early enrollees Shaq Lawson, Ebenezer Ogundeko, Jadar Johnson and Jordan Leggett - all of whom participated in spring practice - as well as Cordrea Tankersley and Jayron Kearse, who arrived last month.

Johnson, Tankersley and Kearse are among a highly-rated group of defensive back additions who'll be counted on to shore up the Tigers' secondary this fall. Others competing for early playing time will be Mackensie Alexander, Adrian Baker, Korrin Wiggins, Ryan Carter and Marcus Edmond.

Dabo Swinney expects about half of the group of eight to play this season, with the other four redshirting.

Others with opportunities to get onto the field early in their careers at their positions are wide receivers Mike Williams, T.J. Green and Priester; running backs Tyshon Dye and Wayne Gallman; and linebackers Dorian O'Daniel, Ben Boulware and D.J. Greenlee.

Also arriving for second session are offensive linemen Maverick Morris and Tyrone Crowder, defensive end Dane Rogers, and defensive tackle Scott Pagano.

While the newest Tigers will go through orientation today, they've already received an introduction to college life from their coaches, according to a Twitter post Sunday night by O'Daniel.

"Coaches laid down the law real quick! Lol," O'Daniel wrote.

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Comments » 3

TUN writes:

Correction: That is not Dorian O'Daniel in the center but Jonathan Meeks!

rsb8931#286014 writes:

That's all just swell. Can they play? Based on what the so called "experts" say, they are all really good players. Let's just hope so. I wish them well. There is a pretty big difference from Friday night lights in front of 5,000 to the Saturday afternoon sunshine in front of 80,000.

BrandonRink writes:

in response to TUN:

Correction: That is not Dorian O'Daniel in the center but Jonathan Meeks!

Fixed, thanks!

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