All spring the talk was about Clemson’s competition battles at quarterback, running back and tight end, but the one that got very little attention was the battle the Tigers are having at boundary corner.
Ryan Carter, Trayvon Mullen, Mark Fields and K’Von Wallace are all battling it out to be the starter at the cornerback position, a spot left vacant with the graduation of Cordrea Tankersley. Each guy has had their moment this spring, but neither has separated themselves from the pack.
“The competition is great,” Carter said following the Orange & White Game. “We are all out here competing and fighting each other for that spot and at the same time we want to make sure we carry that until we get into the summer and hopefully it will carry on until we get to fall camp.
“We are going to all compete, We just all want to have that drive and be that guy that wants to come out on top. It is great. We all know everyone can play. It is going to be a tough decision, but we all know we want to compete with each other.”
Carter, who can play safety and nickel as well, said he felt good about his overall spring. He said one thing he is looking forward to this spring is being the senior leader of the group and making sure everyone is communicating and understanding what they need to do.
“I personally feel good about it,” he said. “I just have to make sure I get the young guys right, especially this summer. We have had a great spring collectively. I’m taking upon myself to lead the younger guys that are coming in this summer and have them ready to go.”
Watch more of Carter’s interview with the media on TCITV.