The Clemson staff will rollout the orange carpet for four official visitors this weekend. Two players committed to other schools and two that remains uncommitted will visit the Tigers.
Shrine Bowl lineman D.J. Reader will visit Clemson. Reader played offensive lineman in the Shrine Bowl, but the Tigers are recruiting him as a defensive tackle. The Tigers lead for Reader as he arrives on campus. North Carolina and Maryland are battling the competition for landing the top lineman.
6-5, 230 pound defensive end JaMichael Winston will also visit this weekend. Winston has been a verbal commitment to Arkansas since October. Coach Hobby continued to recruit the Prichard, Alabama standout and landed a visit for the Tigers. After missing on Jonathan Bullard and Kenderius Whitehead over the past few weeks, the staff would love to sway Winston to the Tigers.
4-star linebacker Cassanova McKinzy is also scheduled to be on campus. McKinzy has been a verbal commitment to Auburn since March. Coach Harbison has been recruiting McKinzy for the Tigers and landed an official visit.
Look for Clemson’s new defensive coordinator Brent Venables to get involved in the recruitment of all three as the Tigers try to close the 2012 class with a few more top defenders.
This weekend’s visitors will tour all of the facilities at Clemson, spend significant time with the staff, attend the Georgia Tech basketball game and spend time with their player host and other players as they get a feel for life at Clemson.
A late edition to this weekend’s visitors is 5-star corner Ronald Darby. Darby didn’t decide until Friday to go ahead with the official visit to Clemson. Darby was once committed to Notre Dame but is no longer. Last weekend he took an official visit to Florida State. The Nole and Auburn are the leaders coming into this weekend.