With 2014 crop almost in the barn, coaches turn attention to underclassmen

Clemson recruiters hosting 2015 and 2016 prospects for Junior Day this weekend

Football Recruiting - Mitch Hyatt

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Football Recruiting - Mitch Hyatt

With their 2014 crop almost in the barn, Clemson's recruiting coaches will turn their attention to the program's longer-range future this weekend when they host a collection of underclassmen for the new year's largest Junior Day.

Already, Clemson has a jump-start on 2015, with commitments from four-star wide receiver Shadell Bell of Decatur, Ga., four-star defensive back Van Smith of Charlotte, N.C., three-star offensive lineman Noah Green of Boiling Springs, S.C., and four-star linebacker Tanner Muse of Belmont, N.C., in addition to January-enrolling grayshirt linebackers J.D. and Judah Davis.

Among the 2015 and 2016 prospects who'll be taking a look at Clemson this weekend are Tucker Israel, a quarterback from Orlando, Fla., Kelly Bryant, a quarterback from Piedmont, S.C., Tavien Feaster, a running back from Spartanburg, S.C., Nyles Pinckney, a defensive tackle from Whales Branch, S.C., and wide receiver Bryan Edwards of Conway, S.C.

Israel, who will enter his senior season at Lake Nona High having passed for more than 10,000 yards, recently picked up offers from Clemson and Florida to go with earlier offers from UCF and Wake Forest.

Pinckney, Feaster and Edwards are all 2016 prospects with Clemson among their early offers.

Junior prospects who have recently received Clemson offers include Jordan Colbert, a linebacker-safety from Griffin, Ga.; Keyston Fuller, a wide receiver from Griffin, Ga.; Pompano Beach, Fla. Monarch High teammates Calvin Ridley and Shawn Burgess, both wide receivers; Alfred Smith, a wideout from Destrehan, La.; Lamar Jackson, a quarterback from Boynton Beach, Fla., and Jalen Guyton, a wide receiver from Allen, Texas.

Restocking the offensive line will be among the Tigers' 2015 recruiting priorities, and Clemson remains among the early favorites for the nation's top-ranked offensive tackle prospect, Mitch Hyatt of Suwanee, Ga.

Clemson has offers out to several other top-20 offensive linemen for 2015, including Chuma Egoda of Powder Springs, Ga., Zack Bailey of Summerville, S.C., Drew Richmond of Memphis, Tenn., Mason Veal of Charlotte, N.C., Martez Ivey of Apopka, Fla., Jake Fruhmorgen of Tampa, Fla., Austin Clark of Lexington, Va., George Brown of Cincinnati, Ohio, Matthew Burrell of Woodbridge, Va., Richie Petitbon on Washington, D.C., and Bailey Sharp of Marietta, Ga.

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