Happy Saturday, Clemson football fans. In exactly seven weeks, the long wait will finally be over, and the Tigers will kick off the season against the Georgia Bulldogs. It’s time to get excited.
To put into context how close football season is, the 2014 recruiting class has arrived at the Clemson campus. While they won’t start their football education in earnest for a few more weeks, when training camp commences, they are currently hitting the books for their summer classes.
The majority of the 2014 recruiting class has made it to campus by now but, according to Aaron Brenner at The Post and Courier, there are a few players missing.
Three signees are not yet on campus: linebacker Jalen Williams and running backs C.J. Fuller and Jae’lon Oglesby. Williams is expected to grayshirt along with preferred walk-on kicker Alex Spence, while media reports have indicated Fuller and Oglesby are yet to academically qualify.
Fuller and Oglesby are both South Carolina products who earned 3-star ratings in 247 Sports’ composite rankings. Hopefully they will each find their way to Clemson at some point. And it doesn’t seem to be absolutely certain that the pair of running backs have failed to qualify yet. It may just be the NCAA dragging its feet. Who would be surprised if that was the case?
Fortunately, the class of 2014 will definitely add at least one running back to the competition at that position this year, as 4-star RB Adam Choice is apparently on campus. Choice, the brother of former Georgia Tech star and NFL running back Tashard Choice, was one of the top recruits in a very talented class.
Brenner also reports that linebackers J.D. and Judah Davis will enroll in 2015.