Looking Ahead: Offensive Line

Looking Ahead: Offensive Line


Looking Ahead: Offensive Line

Recruiting for the class of 2018 continues to heat up, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the crop of prospects for 2019.

Looking Ahead is a feature The Clemson Insider releases from time to time to take a look at where the Tigers stand with targets in the 2019 class.

In this article, we look ahead at some of Clemson’s offensive line prospects:

Harry Miller, Buford, Ga. (Buford High):

Miller (pictured) saw his recruitment explode in the spring, when he collected offers from Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee and Texas A&M among others.

Clemson is in a good spot with Miller, who has been on the school’s campus numerous times over the past couple of years. He most recently visited for the Boston College game on Sept. 23 and told TCI this week that he may return for the Florida State game next month.

Miller (6-4, 310) has also been to games at Georgia, Michigan and Ohio State this season. He took in the Wolverines’ game against Michigan State two weekends ago with his teammate and Michigan commit, 2018 running back Christian Turner.

The trio of aforementioned schools, along with Clemson, make up Miller’s top four in no order.

Keiondre Jones, Hogansville, Ga. (Callaway High):

Jones (6-4, 315) narrowed his list of nearly four dozen offers down to 11 schools in August, when he named Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee his favorites.

Clemson’s name has been in the frontrunner conversation with Jones ever since the Tigers offered back in September 2016. Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State are regarded as other top contenders.

Jones most recently visited Clemson for the Auburn game on Sept. 9. He also visited for the spring game in April with his mother and attended the N.C. State game last season.

Michael Tarquin, Belleview, Fla. (Belleview High):

Tarquin (6-5, 290) holds offers from Clemson, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and others.

Clemson offered Tarquin in May and got him on campus in June. He has been to Florida, Miami, Ohio State and South Carolina this fall, and told us he is planning to see a game at Clemson.

Miami is viewed as the favorite, followed by Ohio State and South Carolina. Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell continues to recruit Tarquin hard, and the Tigers are up there on his list as well. Tarquin wants to make a decision before next spring.

Clay Webb, Oxford, Ala. (Oxford High):

There’s a long way to go in the recruitment of Webb, a five-star with offers from the likes of Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia.

Clemson pulled the trigger on an offer to Webb (6-4, 300) after watching him dominate at the Dabo Swinney Camp in June. The camp stop marked his second time at Clemson, and his experience left a good impression.

Webb has been to Alabama and Auburn multiple times, and the in-state schools figure to be tough to beat out. However, Webb isn’t naming any favorites and doesn’t plan to commit any time soon.

Some of the other offensive linemen we’re tracking include Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville’s Pierce Quick, an Alabama commit, Belleville (Mich.)’s Devontae Dobbs, Daleville (Va.) Lord Botetourt’s Jesse Hanson, Brunswick (Ga.)’s Warren McClendon and Seymour (Tenn.) Kings Academy’s Chris Akporoghene.



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