#STRecruiting: Another elite defensive back commits to #Clemson

Fred Davis

Clemson added another big piece to its secondary for the 2020 class Monday night with a commitment from cornerback Fred Davis of Jacksonville,  His pledge comes two days following one from nationally recognized safety RJ Mickens of Texas. Both were at Clemson Saturday for the spring game.

Davis chose the Tigers over  Florida, Miami, Ohio State, Auburn and Alabama.  He also visited Clemson in January and the Tigers build on their relationship with him from there.

“It was the environment there,” Davis said in making his announcement on the Jacksonville radio show “The Sports Den.”  “When I first went there, the coaches showed genuine love. It’s just a different type of vibe there.”

Davis also was impressed with Brent Venables as the defensive coordinator and Mike Reed, the cornerbacks coach, and the type of defense they run at Clemson.

“They run an NFL scheme. You are basically playing NFL ball already,” Davis said adding that he expects to play early and add something to the secondary with his skills.

“Just a long, physical corner that’s going to be ready to compete with everybody.”

Last season Davis had over 60 tackles with 3 interceptions and 12 defended passes.  He is the 11th commitment for the Tigers 2020 class.


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