The Clemson football team will continue with spring practice and freshman DB Fred Davis has an opportunity to make an impact.
The cornerback room for Clemson football here in the spring is rather thin due to injury.
The Tigers are looking to develop depth at the position, but it is difficult to do that currently with players like Derion Kendrick, Andrew Booth Jr. and Mario Goodrich in yellow jerseys. As a matter of fact, Clemson only had four cornerbacks participating in drills during the Monday practice and those were LeAnthony Williams, Sheridan Jones, Fred Davis and walk-on Jake Herbstreit.
Though injuries are never a good thing, the bright side is the fact that none of those ‘limited contact’ injuries are expected to hold players out for the entire spring. That being said, this lack-of-bodies is allowing an opportunity to develop depth and, perhaps, give a Clemson football freshman his shot.
In steps former 5-star CB Fred Davis.
Davis- a talented coverage corner- is an early enrollee with a big chip on his shoulder heading into spring practice.
Though Davis is going to have to contend with several talented veterans ahead of him on the depth chart, he’s going to have these spring sessions to prove he can make an immediate impact during his freshman campaign.
The Clemson football coaching staff has made it clear that they want to develop depth at the cornerback spot after losing A.J. Terrell to the NFL Draft and Davis is one of the prime candidates to vault himself into the two-deep and earn quality playing time as a true-freshman.
Keep your eyes out for Davis. He has the talent, skill and mentality to be an early impact guy and there’s no reason to believe he won’t excel during the spring.