Recruiting notes: QB Tucker Israel's popularity explodes since committing to Tigers

2016 quarterback Jarrett Guarantano among latest players to receive Clemson offers

Jarrett Guarantino (MaxPreps photo)

Jarrett Guarantino (MaxPreps photo)

The Clemson coaching staff has continued adding players to its 2015 and 2016 offer lists over the past two weeks, while a recent Tiger commitment has begun racking up an impressive list of his own.

Orlando, Fla. quarterback Tucker Israel, whose first major offers came from Clemson and Florida, has added offers from Texas Tech, UCLA, LSU, Louisville and Vanderbilt since committing to the Tigers two weeks ago.

Clemson is expected to take Israel and another quarterback in its 2015 recruiting class. At this time, the Tigers have offers out to nine uncommitted quarterbacks, including four from Texas - Jarrett Stidman of Stephenville, Kyler Murray of Allen, Chason Virgil of Mesquite, and Kevin Dillman of Denton.

Others with Tiger offers include Kelly Bryant of Wren High in Piedmont, S.C., Lorenzo Nunez of Kennesaw, Ga., Anthony Ratliff of Matthews, N.C., Torrance Gibson of Plantation, Fla., and Lamar Johnson of Boynton Beach, Fla.

For the 2016 cycle, Clemson's coaches just extended an offer to Jarrett Guarantano of Oradell, N.C., which included Clemson on a trip south last week that included stops in Columbia, Durham, Chapel Hill and Charlottesville. Currently, he has offers from Clemson and Rutgers.

Other players who have received Clemson offers since signing day include 2015 linebacker Tevon Coney of Pal Beach Gardens, Fla., 2015 defensive back Xavier Lewis of Reserve, La., 2015 linebacker Leo Lewis of Brookhaven, Miss., 2015 defensive tackle Adam McLean of Bethesda, Md., 2015 defensive back Jamal Peters of Bassfield, Miss., 2015 cornerback Carlton Davis of Miami, Fla., and 2016 defensive end Agim McTelvin of Hope, Ark.

Back on the recruiting market is in-state defensive end Michael Barnett of Woodland High in Ridgeville, S.C., who recently decommitted from Virginia Tech. The 6-4, 250-pound Barnett, who has had a Clemson offer since last spring, is ranked as the nation's No. 11 strongside defensive end by 247Sports. He also has offers from Florida State, Florida, Tennessee and N.C. State, among others.

Running back Alvin Kamara, a transfer from Alabama who visited Clemson for junior day earlier this month, will play next fall at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. Kamara, who was pursued by Clemson out of high school, redshirted last season at Alabama and then was suspended for the Tide's Sugar Bowl trip. After playing at Hutchinson, he will re-enter the recruiting pool without restrictions, with three years of eligibility remaining. Out of high school, he was rated as the nation's No. 8 running back by ESPN.

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