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Looking Ahead: Clemson's top 2018 targets on offense

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Phoenix, Ariz. — The Clemson Insider takes a look ahead at Clemson’s top targets on offense in the 2018 class:

Zamir White, RB, Laurinburg, N.C. (Scotland County):

White, a consensus top-10 prospect in the 2018 class, has around two dozen offers, including ones from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee and others. The 6-foot, 200-pounder last visited Clemson in October for the Louisville game. White is friends with Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence and five-star defensive end Xavier Thomas, and Clemson is high on his list as he prepares to release his top four schools soon. White plans to commit on June 27, his mother’s birthday. He was named the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior in 2016, when he rushed for 1,772 yards and 27 touchdowns on 189 carries.

Derion Kendrick, WR, Rock Hill, S.C. (South Pointe):

Clemson was first to offer Kendrick back in June 2015. He now holds over 15 offers, including ones from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, N.C. State, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder last visited Clemson in November for the South Carolina game. Kendrick is taking his time, keeping his options open and maintaining a relatively low profile for his stature in the recruiting process. Clemson and South Carolina are two of the schools pursuing him the hardest.

Jordyn Adams, WR, Blythewood, S.C. (Blythewood):

After receiving an offer from Clemson in October, Adams visited Clemson twice, for the Syracuse and South Carolina games. Listed as an athlete by some services, Adams was offered as a wide receiver by Clemson. In addition to baseball offers from North Carolina and South Carolina, the standout two-sport athlete has football offers from East Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Mississippi State, North Carolina, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Miss and Virginia Tech. Right now, Adams plans to play both football and baseball in college, at least initially, and likes the potential opportunity to do so at Clemson. Overall, Clemson was a special offer for Adams, and the Tigers are making the 6-foot-2, 175-pounder a priority at receiver in the next cycle. Clemson is in good standing right now.

Mustapha Muhammad, TE, Missouri City, Texas (Ridge Point):

Muhammad has over 30 offers, including ones from Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas and Texas A&M among others. The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder hears a lot from Clemson and told TCI that he likes Clemson’s environment, the new football complex that is being built and the way Clemson utilizes tight end Jordan Leggett. Muhammad is a top-100 prospect in his class according to 247Sports, a Rivals250 prospect and an ESPN Junior 300 member. He plans to visit Clemson for the first time in January for Junior Day.

Jamaree Salyer, OG, Atlanta, Ga. (Pace Academy):

Clemson was the seventh school to offer Salyer in June 2015. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound top prospect now holds over 20 offers. Clemson has been one of Salyer’s favorite schools for a while, along with Georgia and Ohio State. This season, Salyer visited Georgia twice and Ohio State once. Salyer last visited Clemson in March but plans to get back on campus at some point, and Clemson hopes to get his mother on campus, too. Georgia is the perceived favorite at this time.

Nana Asiedu, OT, Stafford, Va. (North Stafford):

Clemson offered Asiedu, one of the best prospects on the east coast, in April. He also has offers from Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech among others. Asiedu visited Clemson in July, and the school is one of those in his lead group right now. Auburn is another school standing out to the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder.

Jackson Carman, OT, Fairfield, Ohio (Fairfield):

Clemson offered Carman, a consensus top-10 prospect in his class who has over 30 offers, in May. On Christmas Day, the 6-foot-6, 295-pounder announced a top 10 of Clemson, Alabama, LSU, Tennessee, Florida, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Southern Cal. Ohio State has long been the team to beat for Carman’s services, and he is a top target of the Buckeyes. But Carman wants to visit Clemson, and as Dabo Swinney always says, if he can get a prospect on campus then he has a chance. And the fact his father lives in Charleston doesn’t hurt Clemson’s chances.

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