By Hale McGranahan.
Hoping to get an early start to their college careers, almost all of Clemson’s 2015 commitments will enroll in January. Over the next few weeks, TheClemsonInsider will take an individual look at each player who will arrive next month.
Boiling Springs (S.C.)
3-Star OT (Scout, Rivals, 247)
His Background. Green would have committed earlier if Dabo Swinney had let him. During the 2013 season, Green arrived to Clemson for the S.C. State game ready to pull the trigger. Swinney advised him to take some time and make sure it was the decision he wanted to make. Two weeks later, while in town for the Wake Forest game, Green became the Tigers’ second 2015 commitment. Like Van Smith, the first Clemson pledge for 2015, Green has been very firm with his commitment, opting to go with the Tigers over UNC, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and East Carolina.
Quick Analysis. Listed at 6-5, 283 pounds, Green is classified as an offensive tackle by Scout, Rivals and 247, and he played tackle for the South Carolina team during last week’s Shrine Bowl. However, Green could also work at guard when he gets to Clemson, depending on how things shake out with Clemson’s other offensive line signees. Green, who notched a Nike SPARQ rating of 104.79, is a very good athlete
This Spring. Clemson will say goodbye to a trio of starters from the offensive line when left guard David Beasley, right guard Reid Webster and right tackle Kalon Davis wrap up their careers next week in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Green could end up with a two-deep job at any of the three positions.
Eric Mac Lain, Tyrone Crowder, Oliver Jones and Taylor Hearn will be among the returning players competing at guard. Along with the freshmen, Joe Gore and Justin Falcinelli will vie for time at right tackle.