Recruiting roundup: Latest news and notes

Recruiting roundup: Latest news and notes


Recruiting roundup: Latest news and notes

The Clemson Insider rounds up the latest recruiting news and notes surrounding the Tigers:

4-star RB set for visit. Decatur (Ala.) Austin four-star running back Asa Martin (pictured) is set to visit Clemson with his mother on Monday.

Martin (6-0, 193) formally narrowed his list of nearly two dozen offers down to Alabama, Auburn and Florida in early June and set an announcement date of Aug. 24. However, Clemson could enter the mix if it offers.

Rivals and 247Sports rank Martin as a top-10 running back in the class of 2018. He intends to visit his top three schools, as well, before he makes his decision.

Other upcoming visits. A few other noteworthy prospects have stated their intention to visit Clemson this month.

Hampton (Ga.) Dutchtown 2018 four-star safety Trey Dean told TCI he will visit Clemson on Monday also.

Dean, a top-15 safety and top-200 overall prospect by Rivals, is expected to announce his commitment on July 31. As of now, Georgia is the favorite to land him.

Clemson has communicated with Dean, but it remains to be seen whether the interest increases.

Cordele (Ga.) Crisp County 2019 three-star athlete Jammie Robinson told us he is planning to visit Clemson this month, with July 20 the possible date.

Clemson recently offered Robinson as a nickel back. The fast-rising prospect collected offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Tennessee and a number of others in the spring.

Largo (Fla.) 2019 four-star defensive tackle Jaquaze Sorrells said via social media last week that he will visit Clemson on July 28.

Sorrells, who has been committed to Florida since June 2016, received an offer from Clemson last month. Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia Tech are among his other offers.

Nation’s top 2019 OT visits. A small group of prospects from Michigan visited Clemson on Friday, including the nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle in the class of 2019, Devontae Dobbs.

Dobbs was informed of an offer from Clemson by offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell during the visit. He also visited Clemson for the Louisville game last October.

Dobbs spoke with us about the visit and offer afterward. He named Alabama, Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State as the schools recruiting him the hardest right now.

The group also included Dobbs’ teammate at Belleville, 2019 four-star wide receiver Julian Barnett, as well as Detroit-Cass Tech 2019 four-star running back Jaren Mangham.

Barnett lists offers from schools such as Auburn, Georgia, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

Mangham also visited Clemson in March before competing at the Dabo Swinney Camp in June.

The Michigan prospects are visiting Alabama and Georgia on the trip, as well.

Blaylock commits to Georgia. Marietta (Ga.) Walton 2019 four-star wide receiver Dominick Blaylock committed to Georgia on Sunday.

Blaylock, the son of former NBA star Mookie Blaylock, received an early offer from Clemson in September 2015. He visited Clemson a couple of times this year, first to watch a spring practice in March before returning as a spectator for a session of the Swinney Camp last month.

Clemson has yet to lock in on its top targets at receiver in the 2019 class, so Blaylock wasn’t being heavily courted by the Tigers.

Roswell (Ga.) Blessed Trinity 2019 four-star linebacker J.D. Bertrand, who camped at Clemson last month but does not have an offer from the Tigers, committed to Georgia on Saturday.


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