Clemson will have just a touch of drama to spice up Signing Day

2014 targets Richard Yeargin III, Andrew Williams, Cory Thomas will reveal choices on Wednesday

Richard Yeargin III (U.S. Army All-America Bowl photo)

Richard Yeargin III (U.S. Army All-America Bowl photo)

On Signing Day, no news will be good news for Clemson's Tigers.


The bulk of Clemson's 2014 restocking job has long been done. A fourth of the Tigers' class is already enrolled, preparing to compete for on-field jobs this spring.

The rest of Clemson's commitments appear rock-solid, with Wednesday's Signing Day fax-in of National Letters of Intent a mere formality.

Still, there could be a touch of last-day drama for the Clemson coaching staff, as two long-time Tiger targets - both defensive linemen - make their selections.

McDonough, Ga. defensive end Andrew Williams is uncommitted, and is expected to choose between Clemson and Auburn.

Cory Thomas, a defensive tackle from McCalla, Ala., is committed to Tennessee, but has given Clemson strong consideration.

The Tigers are also the favorite to sign Florida linebacker Richard Yeargin III, a former Notre Dame commitment with strong family ties in the Upstate.

Because of attrition and early departures for the NFL, Clemson's class has grown from an early target number of 14-15 into what will likely be a class of at least 20.

This year's class fills needs at wide receiver, running back, tight end and linebacker, and also includes a pair of offensive linemen and a kicker. Not to mention the nation's top-rated quarterback.

Next cycle, the focus will turn to the offensive and defensive lines and back to the defensive secondary.

Already, the Tigers have four players committed for 2015 - a wideout, a linebacker, a defensive back, and an offensive lineman.

Saturday's first Junior Day event featured a Who's Who of wish-list prospects, and marked the beginning of the next chapter in a never-ending storyline.

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