By Keith McGonigle.
Clemson’s 2011 recruiting success seems to have carried over to this year. The 2012 class already has the making of another top class. The two biggest issues that the Tigers wanted to address with this class, is the secondary and offensive line. With verbal commitments from defensive backs Travis Blanks, Condrea Tankersley, and Ronald Geohaghan it looks like the Tigers attention can now turn to bringing in some more top lineman.
One of their top targets, offensive tackle Javarius Leamon, was on campus last Monday with his parents. What did he do on the visit?
“The coaching staff just showed my parents around. We saw the locker room, Vickery Hall and the rest of the campus. We talked to pretty much all of the coaches,” said Leamon. “Coach Scott, Coach Scott’s dad, Coach Swinney, Coach Brooks. My parents liked the visit, but they just tell me to go where I feel is right. I like Clemson but I like everywhere I’ve been too.”
The 6’6” 260 lbs. lineman has seven scholarship offers but says he has no favorites at this point. What did the coaches talk to him about?
“They just told me they need me there and they want me to be a Tiger that was the main message,” said Leamon.
There is a lack of depth on the offensive line; would the Woodruff standout lineman be able to play early?
“Coach Caldwell said that I could play early if needed, but he was saying that he would like for me to red-shirt as a sophomore.”
Leamon said the most important things when looking at a school is a homely feeling and a school he can graduate from.
Any early goals for his the senior season?
“Win state championship. That really my main goal,” said Leamon. “I was All-State and All-Region but we ended up one game short.”