#STRecruiting Notebook 10-1

Demarkus Bowman is leaving Clemson after two games (ACC Provided)

Freshman running back Demarkus Bowman of Lakeland, FL, one of the highest rated members of Clemson’s 2020 recruiting class, has put his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal. Bowman was rated as a 5-star prospect last year and the #2 running back prospect in the country. He chose the Tigers over Florida, Georgia, Miami and Florida State. But he had seen limited action thru two games this season with just 9 carries for 32 yards. But Bowman said Thursday afternoon playing time, or lack thereof, was not the reason for his departure. “The only reason I came to Clemson is so my mother’s dad could watch me play,” Bowman said. “He stayed in Atlanta, but he passed away and that really hurt me. He was my closest family to me up there and I just didn’t feel comfortable anymore. I just want to go to a school closer to home. I started to feel uncomfortable It was uncomfortable being so far from home. So I really just wanted to be closer to home. Clemson is a very great program. They have very great coaches and academic and is literally the most perfect place. It was just not the fit for me, though.” Bowman was one of two running backs signed in the 2020 class, and the Tigers have two committed for 2021.

Clemson safety target Sage Ryan of Lafayette, LA plans to name his top two soon. He’s had Clemson in final three with LSU and Alabama. But Clemson has been more interested in Andrew Mukuba of Austin, TX, and he announces Thursday night with LSU and Texas also in it.

USC 2022 target RB Tevin White of Stafford, VA plans to name his top six October 15th. But White said he’s not hearing much from the Gamecocks at this point. “Honestly I don’t have much of a connection with USC, with their staff or coaches, but I hope to create a connection with them and hopefully make a visit whenever possible. We always plan a call but something always comes up, but no hate towards them. They are still a factor. I just hope to make a connection with them sometime soon.” White said he’s been hearing the most from Penn State, Georgia, Arizona State, Tennessee, Duke Rutgers and Michigan State. He wants to make his decison in the spring and he’s looking for a certain style of coaching in the program he chooses. “Coach that’s going to push me and not just let me do whatever. I want a spread type of offense preferably, one that runs outside zone and multi-uses runningbacks.”

USC offered 2022 OL Derrell Johnson (6-3 270) of Jacksonville 2023 OL Markee Anderson of Dorman and 2023 CB Jahlil Hurley (6-2 150) of Florence, AL.

Clemson 2022 target LB Jalon Walker of Salisbury, NC was offered by West Virginia.

Hartsville native and former Tennessee commitment RB Tiyon Evans of Hutchinson JC, KS was offered by Massachusetts.

Dillon WR Ahamari Huggins was offered by Deion Sanders at Jackson State. He is committed to Louisville.

2022 RB CJ Stokes of Hammond was offered by Temple. and Louisville.

2022 Dutch Fork WR Antonio Williams was offered by Coastal Carolina.

Clemson target 6-6 Lucas Taylor of Wake Forest, NC will announce his commitment October 9th at 6:00 PM. Some of his other offers are Miami, Connecticut, Virginia Tech, Marquette, Murray State, VCU, Ohio State and Wake Forest.

Clemson target 6-3 D’Marco Dunn of Fayetteville, NC committed to North Carolina.

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