The Clemson Insider rounds up the latest recruiting news and notes surrounding the Tigers:
Clemson plays host to 4-star DE. On Monday, Clemson played host to Rome (Ga.) four-star defensive end Adam Anderson. Anderson has made several visits to Clemson in the past, though yesterday marked his first time on campus in over two years.
After de-committing from LSU on July 6, Anderson named a top five of Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, and said he would give each school another look before he makes his final decision.
Anderson (6-4, 220) went to Tennessee on Thursday, Georgia on Friday and Alabama on Saturday.
Before committing to LSU in April and withdrawing the pledge three months later, the nation’s No. 7 defensive according to ESPN had been committed to Georgia since August.
4-star DT names Clemson a finalist. Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren 2019 four-star defensive tackle Jacob Lacey released a top six on Monday that included Clemson, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Tennessee.
Lacey (6-2, 300) picked up an offer from Clemson while on campus for three days of the Dabo Swinney Camp in early June. Louisville, Notre Dame and Tennessee also drew visits from Lacey last month.
Lacey told TCI he hopes to make his decision before the beginning of September. Clemson is working to get him back on campus before then.
Notre Dame is viewed as the strongest contender right now followed by Clemson.
Clemson offers California big man. Clemson offered Oak Park (Calif.) 2018 three-star center Riley Battin on Monday.
Battin (6-9, 230) has added other offers from Georgia Washington and Vanderbilt in July to go with offers from Cal Poly, Davidson, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose State, Utah and Utah State among others.
Battin, who is ranked as the No. 11 center nationally by 247Sports, was one of the top performers at the Under Armour All-American Camp last week.
** Bossier City (La.) Parkway four-star safety Israel Mukuamu (6-4, 190) committed to Florida State as expected on Monday over fellow finalists Indiana, Oklahoma and South Carolina.
Mukuamu, who competed at the Swinney Camp last month, is on Clemson’s radar and coveted an offer from the Tigers throughout the process.
** Houston (Texas) Alief Taylor four-star wide receiver Brennan Eagles committed to Texas on Monday.
Eagles (6-4, 215) received an offer from Clemson in April on the heels of his first and only visit to the school. He included Clemson in his top 10 a week later, along with Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Southern Cal, TCU and Texas.
** Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage four-star cornerback Tyson Campbell (6-3, 181) visited Alabama on Monday.
Campbell, a priority Clemson target, attended the All In Cookout on Friday and visited Georgia the day before.
** Amite (La.) 2019 five-star defensive tackle Ishmael Sopsher (6-4, 305) said via social media yesterday that he will announce his top 10 schools on Aug. 25.
Clemson offered Sopsher in April, and he competed at the Swinney Camp last month. He lists other offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee.
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