If things work out well for Clemson this afternoon on high school stage in Tampa, Fla., the Tigers will be off and running on what could be an important and eventful recruiting weekend.
Highly-touted offensive tackle Jake Fruhmorgen will reveal his college choice during a 3:15 p.m ceremony at Plant High School, and is expected to choose between Clemson and Florida, after recently eliminating Michigan from the competition.
Fruhmorgen, who's rated as high as the No. 4 offensive tackle in the nation, also has offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Georgia and Tennessee, among others.
If Clemson snares Fruhmorgen, it will give the Tigers the highest-rated offensive line recruiting tandem in school history. Clemson already has a commitment from consensus No. 1 offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt of Suwanee, Ga. Also committed to the Tigers is offensive tackle Noah Green of Boiling Springs, S.C., who recently became the first 2015 offensive lineman to receive an invitation to Nike's 'The Opening.'
Fruhmorgen is rated as the No. 2 offensive lineman and the No. 15 player overall in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel.
Clemson continues to go jaw-to-jaw with Florida State, Florida and Miami for the state of Florida's elite talent. The Tigers are in the thick of the battle for the state's top five uncommitted prospects: offensive lineman Martez Ivey of Apopka, wide receiver George Campbell of Tarpon Springs, quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation, defensive end Byron Cowart of Seffner, and defensive end CeCe Jefferson of Glen St. Mary.
Clemson will hold its second major 'junior day' of the spring on Saturday, in conjunction with the Orange-White spring game.
The guest list includes a pair of cornerback targets who may be nearing decisions: Antonio Parks of Reserve, La., and Kaleb Chalmers of Greenwood, S.C.
Parks has announced his intention to commit to the Tigers on Saturday, during his visit to campus. He will be accompanied by his highly-recruited high school teammate, defensive back prospect Xavier Lewis.
Clemson currently has one defensive back committed for its 2015 class - Van Smith of Charlotte, N.C.
Among other expected visitors with high interest in Clemson are offensive lineman Venzell Boulware of Fairburn, Ga., wide receiver Juval Mollette of Randleman, N.C., defensive lineman Gage Cervenka of Greenwood, S.C., and defensive end LaSamuel Davis of Bamberg, S.C.
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