Who's Next? Bamberg DE LaSamuel Davis has Clemson high on his radar

Tiger coaches busy extending 2016 offers ahead of Dabo Swinney's high school camp

LaSamuel Davis (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott, CUTigers.com)

LaSamuel Davis (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott, CUTigers.com)

Who's next?

Heading into what is traditionally one of the busiest periods of the recruiting cycle, should Clemson expect a bit of a slowdown on the commitment front?


With 17 players in the fold (including a pair of 2014 grayshirts) for a class expected to top out at about 25, the Clemson coaching staff will playing its cards carefully as it pursues a remaining group of highly-regarded players for 2015.

The defensive line remains the focal point, with currently two players - Gage Cervenka of Greenwood, South Carolina and Sterling Johnson of Cleveland, North Carolina on the commitment list.

Clemson is expected to take five defensive linemen - a combination of ends and tackles - for 2015.

The Tigers' next commitment could be coming a week from now from Bamberg-Ehrhadt weakside defensive end LaSamuel Davis, who is widely expected to follow in the footsteps of B-E defensive ends Ricky Sapp, Da'Quan Bowers and Martin Aiken in committing to Clemson.

Rivals is currently projecting Davis to Clemson, while 247Sports' 'Crystal Ball' tabs him as "100 percent Clemson."

The 6-3, 215-pound Davis is expected to grow into a speed-rushing defensive end in the Vic Beasley mold. Davis also has offers from North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, NC State, Southern Cal and UCLA.

Other defensive linemen to keep an eye on this summer include Albert Huggins of Orangeburg, South Carolina; Shy Tuttle of Lexington, North Carolina; Tim Settle of Manassas, Virginia; and D.J. Jones of Piedmont, South Carolina - a junior college transfer from East Mississippi Community College.

Dabo Swinney's upcoming high school camps will have a strong underclass flavor. In advance of camp, Clemson has delivered more than a dozen 2016 scholarship offers in just the past two weeks.

Those players include wide receivers Eddie McDoom of Winter Garden, Florida; Binjimen Victor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Eddie Hemphill of Manvel, Texas. Hemphill is one of three Manvel teammates recently offered by the Tigers, along with athlete D'Eriq King and defensive back Deontay Anderson.

Other 2016 targets include defensive linemen Chidi Okonya of Riverdale, Georgia, David Marshall of Thomaston, Georgia and Aaron Thompson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; defensive backs Nigel Warrior of Atlanta, Georgia, Malek Young of Pompano Beach, Florida, and Brittain Brown of Canton, Georgia; athletes Shyheim Carter of Kentwood, Louisiana, and Saivon Smith of St. Petersburg, Florida; and linebacker Shaq Quarterman of Orange Park, Florida.

Offers have recently gone out, as well, for 2015 wide receiver Therrell Gosier of Pompano Beach, Florida and linebacker Juwan Taylor of Hallandale, Florida; and to 2017 prospects Colin Wilson, a running back from Green Cove Springs, Florida, and Shaun Wade, a defensive back from Jacksonville, Florida.

Swinney's high school camp will run in two sessions: June 9-11 and June 13-15.

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