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4-star RB names Clemson a favorite

Clemson seems to be riding out 2018 with the possibility of not taking a running back.

The Tigers put most of their eggs in Zamir White’s basket, and that did not plan out  with Georgia pushing in and nabbing the No. 1 RB prospect in the class.

Crazier things have happened though, just look at one of Clemson’s most explosive players this year, Travis Etienne. After decommitting from Texas A&M last year, Etienne wasn’t even offered until mid-January and committed two weeks later, choosing Clemson over LSU and Oregon.

This is likely not the same scenario, but players like Etienne and Tavien Feaster afford the Tigers the luxury to skip a year at running back. That being said, 2019 should be a different story. Don’t be surprised if Clemson takes two running backs who get some playing time.

There are plenty of candidates from the 2019 class, and Demetrius Mauney is one of them vying for an offer. The East Rutherford (N.C.) product has already taken a couple visits so far this season, one of them being to Clemson.

“I’ve taken a visit to Clemson vs. Kent State game and I’ve been to Duke and I’m planning on visiting Virginia Tech soon,” Mauney said.

Mauney tried to attend the Virginia Tech–Clemson game in Blacksburg, Va., but he scheduled the visit too late.

After Virginia Tech, Mauney plans on visiting Maryland and Florida State if he has time in his schedule. According to Mauney, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Duke, Old Dominion, Notre Dame and Louisville are all showing the most interest in him as of right now.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete (he also plays linebacker in addition to running back) said his two favorites are Virginia Tech and Clemson right now.

While Mauney currently does not have any offers, he is a player whose stock should be on the rise in the coming months.

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