Clemson recruiting: Six prospects to watch in Georgia

Clemson recruiting: Six prospects to watch in Georgia

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Clemson recruiting: Six prospects to watch in Georgia

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The state of Georgia always presents an opportunity for Clemson on the recruiting trail. The state is ripe with talent, and Clemson has established a firm footprint there with its proximity and program stature.

The Tigers once again have their eye on plenty of prospects from the Peach State in the 2019 recruiting cycle.

Clemson has a couple of early commitments from Georgia players for the 2019 class: Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton four-star safety Joseph Charleston and Calhoun (Ga.) wide receiver/safety Brannon Spector.

Here are six other 2019 recruits from Georgia to keep an eye on as it relates to Clemson (in no particular order):

Travon Walker, 4-star DL, Thomaston, Ga. (Upson-Lee):

Walker (pictured) is one of Clemson’s priority defensive line targets in the 2019 class. In November, Walker named a top four of Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and South Carolina. Walker made his first appearance at Clemson during the Dabo Swinney Camp last June, when he was taken around on a golf cart and given a tour of the campus and facilities. He returned to Clemson for the Auburn game last September. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and defensive line coach Todd Bates attended one of Walker’s basketball games earlier this month. The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder hopes to make his college decision by the end of his senior football season.

Andrew Booth, 4-star CB, Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer:

Booth (6-0, 180) was among the priority 2019 prospects that Clemson hosted for its elite junior day last weekend. Booth also visited Clemson for each of its first three home games last season. The Tigers offered him a month after he impressed at the Swinney Camp last June. Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and Ohio State all followed with offers within the next week and a half. The Tigers are in a great spot right now with Booth. Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina are a few of the other programs primarily involved.

Harry Miller, 4-star OL, Buford, Ga. (Buford):

Clemson has gotten Miller on campus multiple times over the past couple of years, most recently for its elite junior day last weekend and the Boston College game in 2017. Miller (6-4, 310) recently visited Ohio State, and Georgia is scheduled to get a visit on Saturday. Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State are currently viewed as the strongest contenders for Miller, who is ranked by Rivals as a top-50 prospect in the 2019 class regardless of position.

Keiondre Jones, 4-star OG, Hogansville, Ga. (Callaway):

Jones (6-4, 315) has considered Clemson one of his favorites since the Tigers extended an offer in September 2016. Jones has visited Clemson several times since then for the NC State game in 2017, the spring game last April, the Auburn game last September and the elite junior day last weekend. Clemson and schools such as Alabama and Georgia figure to go the distance in Jones’ recruitment. He is ranked by ESPN as the No. 2 guard in the 2019 class.

Kevin Harris, 4-star DE, Loganville, Ga. (Grayson):

Harris (6-5, 210) visited Clemson for the Boston College game last season before receiving an offer from the Tigers in early November. He then returned to Clemson for the Florida State game on Nov. 11. The Tigers are in a favorable position right now with Harris, who lists offers from Auburn, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee among others. He is ranked by ESPN as a top-five defensive end and top-50 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

Jackson Lowe, TE, Cartersville, Ga. (Cartersville):

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Lowe, who has seen his recruitment explode of late. Alabama, Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Louisville, NC State, South Carolina and Duke have all offered Lowe since he picked up an offer from Clemson last Saturday during its elite junior day. There’s a long way to go in this recruitment, but the Tigers should stay among the top choices for Lowe, a former teammate of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Honorable Mention

Curtis Fann, 4-star DE, Twin City, Ga. (Emanuel County Institute)

Kalen Deloach, LB, Savannah, Ga. (Islands)

Jaylin Simpson, 4-star DB, Saint Simons Island, Ga. (Frederica Academy)

Steele Chambers, 4-star ATH, Roswell, Ga. (Blessed Trinity)

Jaelyn Lay, TE, Riverdale, Ga. (Riverdale)

DJ Turner, 4-star DB, Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett)

Warren McClendon, 4-star OL, Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick)

Ramel Keyton, 4-star WR, Marietta, Ga. (Marietta)

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