In a subplot with far-reaching implications, most of Clemson's committed players for its 2014 and 2015 recruiting classes, plus some high-profile uncommitted targets, will be on the sidelines Saturday for the Tigers' game against Florida State.
Atop the list of uncommitted players is Hinesville, Ga.'s (Liberty County High) Raekwon McMillan, the nation's top-rated inside linebacker for 2014. McMillan has named Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State as his favorites. He is making his second visit to campus this fall.
Other 2014 targets scheduled to be on hand included defensive end Lorenzo Featherston of Page High in Greensboro, N.C., defensive tackle Cory Thomas of McAdory High in Mc Calla, Ala., wide receiver Josh Malone of Station Camp High in Gallatin, Tenn., and defensive back D.J. Smith of Walton High in Marietta, Ga.
A half-dozen quarterback targets for the 2015 and 2016 recruiting cycles will attend Saturday's game.
They include 2015's Chason Virgil of West Mesquite, Texas, who'll be accompanied by wide receiver teammate Akilian Butler; Deondre Francois of Olympia High in Orlando, Fla.; Kelly Bryant of Wren (S.C.) High; and Lorenzo Nunez of Harrison High in Kennesaw, Ga.
Also attending will be 2016 quarterbacks Jawon Pass of Carver High in Columbus, Ga., along with his brother, 2015 DB prospect Khane Pass; and Chazz Surratt of East Lincoln High in Denver, N.C.
Making his second trip to Clemson this fall will be Mitch Hyatt of North Gwinnett High in Suwanee, Ga. Hyatt, who is the nephew of former Clemson standout Dan Benish, is rated as the nation's No. 1 offensive line prospect for 2015. He has Clemson in his lead group, along with Georgia, South Carolina, Auburn and Louisville.
Several of Clemson's 2014 committed players during in strong performances during their high school games last weekend.
Running back Adam Choice rushed for 126 yards on 14 carries, scored a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass for Thomas County Central (Ga.) High's 62-7 victory over Northside of Columbus.
Daniel High's Jae'lon Oglesby rushed for 177 yards on 26 carries and had four catches for 33 yards, as the Lions remained unbeaten with a 10-0 victory over Belton-Honea Path. Oglesby was recently named as one of five finalists for South Carolina's Mr. Football Award. Others selected are Mason Rudolph of Northwestern, Jacob Park of Stratford, Donell Stanley of Latta, and Christian Miller of Spring Valley.
Tight end Milan Richard had a 28-yard touchdown reception in Calvary Day's (Savannah, Ga.) 37-0 win over Savannah Christian. Richard was recently chosen to the play in the Semper Fidelis All-America Bowl, Jan. 5 in Carson, Calif.
Korie Rogers anchored Buford's (Ga.) defense and had a 25-yard touchdown reception in his team's 42-6 win over White County.
Alex Spence kicked field goals of 40 and 47 yards in West Florence's (S.C.) 41-19 victory over Conway.
Deshaun Watson completed 20 of 28 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns in Gainesville's (Ga.) 55-8 victory over Salem.
This Week's Games
Daniel (Jae'lon Oglesby, Judah Davis, J.D. Davis) vs. Emerald
Easley (C.J. Fuller) at Woodmont
Belton-Honea Path (Kendall Joseph) at Seneca
Williston-Elko (Taylor Hearn) vs. Ridge Spring-Monetta
Boiling Springs (Noah Green) vs. Spartanburg
Hammond Academy (Cannon Smith) vs. Augusta Christian
Dudley, N.C. (Chris Register) at Southern Alamance
North Brunswick, N.C. (Jabril Robinson) at Croatan
West Mecklenburg, N.C. (Van Smith) vs. Olympic
Buford, Ga. (Korie Rogers) at Dawson County
Gainesville, Ga. (Deshaun Watson) at Clarke Central
Calvary Day, Ga. (Milan Richard) at Jenkins County
Thomas County Central, Ga. (Adam Choice) vs. Lee County
Sandy Creek, Ga. (Demarre Kitt) vs. Alexander
Middletown, Md. (Justin Falcinelli) at Urbana
East Lake, Fla. (Artavis Scott) at Countryside