Tigers make big move for coveted Florida corner

Tigers make big move for coveted Florida corner

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Tigers make big move for coveted Florida corner

One of the most highly recruited prospects that attended Clemson’s junior day this past Saturday was four-star cornerback Jaden Davis of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas.

The Tigers made their move with Davis, who has more than 40 scholarship offers. The blue chipper was highly impressed by Clemson and considers it a top choice after the trip.

“I really enjoyed my visit,” Davis told TCI. “Clemson really showed me a great time, and from this visit they are very high on my list.”

What was the highlight of the experience for him?

“Just being able to watch a spring practice,” he said. “It was a different experience, and I really enjoyed it.”

Davis (5-11, 165) was shocked but ecstatic when Clemson cornerbacks coach Mike Reed informed him of an offer from the Tigers in February.

During the visit, Reed spent plenty of time with Davis and expressed that he would have an opportunity to play early and often at Clemson.

“He was telling me if I want to sit the bench, don’t come to Clemson,” Davis said. “He said that it’s a great place to be and it sells itself.”

The visit gave Davis a chance to get his first look at Clemson’s $55 million football operations facility.

“It was amazing and the best I’ve seen so far,” he said.

Davis was accompanied by his mother, stepfather and brother, all of whom enjoyed their time on campus as well.

“They all loved the visit and want to come back soon,” Davis said.

Along with Clemson, Davis boasts offers from Florida, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee and many others.

Davis is looking to get his commitment out of the way this summer so he can focus on his high school team and senior season.

He didn’t hesitate when asked if the Clemson visit helped the Tigers’ chances of landing his signature in the future.

“Yes very much,” he said.

Before heading to Clemson, Davis visited Georgia on Friday. He has also been to Florida, Miami and Syracuse this year and is planning official visits to Ohio State and Oklahoma in April.

Davis is ranked by ESPN as the No. 10 cornerback and No. 126 overall prospect in the class of 2019.

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