Noteworthy: Watson 'good to go,' Swinney pushing for spring game spectacle

D.J. Greenlee will open at TE, Tigers aiming to sign 2 QBs in 2015, Jim Clements helps out on the recruiting trail

Men's Basketball - Clemson football assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott, left, watches the game with Clemson president Jim Clements

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Men's Basketball - Clemson football assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott, left, watches the game with Clemson president Jim Clements

The Tigers will hold their first practice of the spring on March 5, and will play the Orange-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 12, at 4 p.m.

Time for the game has been changed from 3 p.m. due to live coverage by ESPNU.

Dabo Swinney is making a big push to turn the spring game into the Tigers' 'eighth home game,' with a near capacity crowd, tailgating and all the activities of a fall Saturday.

Deshaun Watson 'good to go': Swinney says that freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson will be "good to go" for spring practice after rehabbing a minor knee injury he suffered in his final high school game.

Freshman linebacker Chris Register, meanwhile, is still limited by a stress fracture he suffered during his high school season, but should be OK to practice next month.

Charone Peake limited in spring: Rising junior wide receiver Charone Peake likely won't be cleared for contact this spring, but will work out in a limited capacity. Swinney says he should be fine by the beginning of preseason camp in August.

Restocking in the trenches: Swinney and recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott expect the Tigers' 2015 signing class to be heavy on offensive linemen. The Tigers got off to a great start on the offensive front with top-rated Mitch Hyatt committed to Clemson on signing day, joining previously-committed Noah Green.

Two quarterbacks: The Tigers picked up a commitment from 2015 quarterback Tucker Israel last week. Swinney said he plans to take two quarterbacks in the class.

A new tight end: Redshirt freshman D.J. Greenlee of Daniel High will work at tight end this spring, according to position coach Danny Pearman.

Big footsteps: Swinney envisions wide receiver signee Trevion Thompson playing alongside Mike Williams at the 'nine-man' position where Nuk Hopkins and Martavis Bryant excelled. He said Kyrin Priester could work at any of the three positions.

Giving thanks: Jeff Scott praised new Clemson president Jim Clements and expressed his appreciation for his contributions in recruiting this year's signing class.

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tigerrob44#291802 writes:

I think I read somewhere the other day Charone Peake was rated the number 1 wide receiver coming out of high school and Sammy was the number 2 rated wide out. If Peake is 75% as good as Sammy turned out to be he will be twice good as any other player in the ACC. I have a simple question: Is he gonna be well enough to be an every down player next fall.

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