Another participant from last week’s Dabo Swinney football camps has decided to join forces with the Tigers. OL Maverick Morris (6-5 290) of Douglas, GA committed to the Tigers Monday. Morris was offered by Chad Morris at the camp and he decided to jump on the first offer that came his way. “I pretty much knew that I wanted to go there,” Morris said. “Coach Morris said that I was the right kind of guy. He said they needed me on the line.” Morris plays tackle but can also play on the defensive line. He said his commitment is a firm one and he won’t look at any other schools. Florida State was another program showing interest in him. Morris is the 10th commitment for the Clemson 2013 class and the fourth from Georgia. The Tigers did not sign a prospect from Georgia last year.
DE Elijah Daniel of Avon, IN made his first ever visit to Clemson last week for a camp, and despite numerous other major offers, he decided right then and there than he had found his future home. “Coach (Brent) Venables and Coach Swinney and Coach (Marion) Hobby are all just good people,” Daniel said. “I really got a chance to know Coach Venables and he told me how he would use me and I got to learn more about his system. He was able to answer all the questions I had.” Daniel also visited Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Indiana, Purdue and Michigan State. Daniel grew up in Alabama before moving to Indiana, and he felt all along he would end up back in the South. “And I wanted to come to a school where I could play early and have an impact on the game,” he said. “I feel like I’m a world class player that likes to get to the quarterback.” Daniel has registered 13 sacks thus far in his high school career.
DB Kendall Fuller of Olney, MD is focused now on Clemson, Virginia Tech and Michigan according to a tweet by his high school coaching staff. Fuller visited Clemson for a junior day and plans to get back this summer. He’s also been to Michigan and Virginia Tech. His brother plays at Virginia Tech. Fuller has said he won’t make his decision until the Army All American Game.
DB Adrian Baker (6-1 168) of Hollywood, FL has several offers but has narrowed his list to Clemson, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Vanderbilt, Florida, Florida State and LSU. He will take an official visit to Clemson for the Virginia Tech game. “Clemson is actually in my top five and it’s a great program,” Baker said. “They’ve told me they’re losing three DBs and that I could start right away. I talked to Coach Venables Friday and he said he’ll hold a spot for me. I’m looking at the environment, the coaches and playing time.” Baker does not plan to make a decision until after he takes his official visits. He has scheduled another official visit to Oklahoma when the Sooners host Notre Dame. On June 22nd he visits Ohio State and may take an unofficial trip to Clemson this summer. As a junior, he totaled 22 tackles, five interceptions returning one for a touchdown and returned a punt for another score. He does not have a favorite.
WR Richard Benjamin (6-1 190) of Tampa plans to announce his decision July 3rd and is down to Clemson, Vanderbilt, Auburn, South Florida and Central Florida. “Clemson is on me a lot,” said Benjamin who camped at Clemson last week. “I can be another Sammy Watkins or better than that. I really liked what I saw in their offensive scheme. It fits me and the coaching staff fits me.” Benjamin said there’s no order with his favorites. “It will be where my heart leads me to and where I feel at home, where I feel best.” Benjamin is a multi-position athlete who plays receiver, running back, quarterback, safety and cornerback. Last season he had 1200 all purpose yards with 8 touchdowns.
TE Jordan Davis of Thomson, GA attended camps at Florida and Georgia over the weekend, and along with USC, he is set with his final three schools. He visited USC earlier in the month. Davis plans one more close up look at each school before deciding. “I’m going to get my mom with me and take three visits and then decide,” he said. “I’m trying to set up visits this summer with Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. I want to take my mom to see the schools before I decide. They are all even right now. It’s hard to see which visit was best. They were all about the same.” Davis said he was contacted via Facebook by USC recruiter Joe Robinson last week.
OL Tyrone Crowder of Hamlet, NC made a series of camp visits in the last week according to his coach. Crowder was at Clemson Sunday and USC Saturday. Before that he camped at North Carolina and Duke. Coach Paul Hoggard said Crowder has not yet decided on favorites. He plans to talk with Crowder about where things stand Tuesday when his team begins some off season drills.
OL Gabe Brandner of Heathwood Hall has committed to Duke and has also picked up an offer from Clemson. He was at Clemson’s camp last week.