New Clemson women's basketball coach Audra Smith says that since she arrived on campus, she's found recruiting doors open, near and far.
It looks as if her first full Clemson recruiting class will reflect that reception, as currently five players - with hometowns from coast to coast - have committed to sign with the Lady Tigers in November.
During the past two weeks, Clemson has picked up commitments from two players - Shelbie Davenport, a 6-foot shooting guard from Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Alexis Carter, a 5-7 point guard from Tigard, Oregon.
Earlier, the Lady Tigers received commitments from post players Justice Wright of Houston County High in Warner Robins, Ga., Makayla Johnson, from Dreher High in Columbia, S.C., and Ivy Atkism, from Walton Academy in Loganville, Ga.
Carter, Davenport and Wright are rated as three-star prospects by ProspectsNation.com, while Johnson and Atkism are four-star recruits.
Davenport, who is considered to be one of Tennessee's top high school players, became a top target for the Tigers after Vanderbilt - her long-time favorite - filled its recruiting class without making an offer.
Davenport, who plays at Riverdale High School, was chosen as an Elite Basketball Academy Super 64 Camp all-star.
Carter was a USA Under-16 Team Trials participant.
ESPN describes Carter as being "physically aggressive and constantly attacking on both ends of the floor... With the ball in her hands she sets the tempo and without hesitation is constantly pushing it. Her ability to get to the rim is sound and the jumper looked good at times as well...Not hesitant to mix it up or to put a body on an opponent. Lots of tools in place."
ESPN describes Davenport as "a true wing with a nice combination of size and skill. At 6 feet, she shows the ability to stretch the floor with her perimeter jumper or go inside and grab an offensive rebound and stick it back in."
The fall signing period begins on Nov. 13.