Clemson will focus on bringing in several top defensive backs in the 2019 recruiting cycle.
Communication will be key as the Tigers try and get recruits to come back on visits to get a better taste of being a part of the program.
Sheridan Jones, a cornerback from Bishop Sullivan (Va.) High School, recently reclassified from 2020 to 2019, and Clemson offered him almost immediately back in the beginning of January.
Currently ranked as the No. 15 cornerback in the class, Jones already holds 18 offers, including ones from Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State and Clemson.
Jones attended Clemson’s Junior Day and told The Clemson Insider he has maintained contact with Brent Venables and Mike Reed since then.
Their talks included where Clemson stands with Sheridan, life outside of football and the Tigers need for defensive backs in the upcoming class.
“I talk to Coach Venables and Coach Reed about how Clemson is not only one of the top team’s football wise, but also in other aspects relating to life after football,” he said. “And how this upcoming signing day they need DB’s and I’m definitely a guy they want to grab.”
Jones indicated the Tigers should make his list of top schools which will most likely be released this spring.
“Clemson definitely has my attention I should be dropping a list sometime this spring,” said Jones.
He plans to visit Clemson again during the upcoming football season for a game, and wants to learn more on his next visit to Death Valley.
In addition to Clemson, Jones said he has been in communication with Tennessee, Ohio State and South Carolina as well.
These schools stand out to Jones because “they show a lot of love and are schools that can help me as a football player and as a man, as well as get a good education.”
Jones will be taking visits to South Carolina and Penn State and will make some trips for spring practices as they start up.
According to Jones, Clemson has a “pretty good” chance of being at the top when he makes his decision either before or during his senior season.
Seeing as he recently just reclassified, Jones’ already high ranking should rise even more between now and early signing period.