The twin sons of former Clemson star linebacker Jeff Davis, LB JD Davis and LB Judah Davis of Daniel, committed to the Tigers Friday at the conclusion of camp. But it will be awhile before the two are in a Tiger uniform. Their plan is to graduate from Daniel in December and enroll at Tri-County Technical College in January. There they will take classes in a bridge program which allows a student to get credits toward a Clemson degree as long as he meets the GPA requirement. The pair plans to enroll on scholarship at Clemson in January of 2015. The twins are 6-2, 215 and are the first pledges for Clemson’s 2015 class.
Auburn Friday offered rising freshman (class of 2017) QB Jake Bentley of Byrnes Friday while he was at camp. Bentley is the son of Byrnes coach Bobby Bentley. He has a brother who is a quarterback at Rutgers and another brother who is Byrnes’ starting quarterback and who is committed to Old Dominion. Jake Bentley camped at Clemson earlier this week and is getting interest from the Tigers.
OL Donnell Stanley of Latta finished up a three day stay at Clemson Friday. Stanley went up to observe the Dabo Swinney camp and check out the campus. He traveled to the Upstate with two teammates, one of whom has a sister who attends and lives at Clemson. Stanley did not work out at the camp. “He toured the campus and went to the Ag Department,” said his uncle Chris German who was no on the visit. “He really enjoyed it. He met with coach Swinney in his office and said he was impressed with that. He also met with (OL) coach Caldwell.” Stanley will visit North Carolina next Friday. He might attend a USC camp as well. He is going to Alabama for a camp July 14th then he will visit Ole Miss July 15th and LSU a couple of days later. The week after that he’s going to Florida and Florida State, and the following week he will visit Ohio State. German said Stanley will shorten his list after his visits. Stanley does not have a leader at this point and German said he will announce during the season or right after. He does not expect him to wait until Signing Day.
With his decision ten days off, LB Kendall Joseph of Belton-Honea Path will make his final visit to Clemson Friday. His parents and brother will join him and they plan to arrive on campus around 10:30 AM. Joseph said he will watch some of the camp activities but this visit carries a bigger purpose. “I want to see how they handle the academics and meet the people over that,” he said. “And I want to spend time with the coaches and talk with coach Swinney some more.” Joseph is down to Clemson, Duke and Louisville. He will visit Duke June 14th. He won’t make another trip to Louisville. At this point all three are even, but one is outworking the other two. “I’m hearing from Duke a lot, about every day,” Joseph said. “Louisville has made their pitch and talk to them about once a week. And I talk to Clemson about once a week. Duke clearly wants me a lot, but Clemson and Louisville have made it clear they want me too.” Joseph said on the day he makes his decision he will call his coach and call the schools and then put his decision on Twitter.
DL Thomas Holley of Brooklyn, NY will take a trip to the state of Florida next week to visit the big three, Miami, Florida and Florida State. “After that, I don’t have any visit scheduled,” said Holley. “But I’m definitely going to visit Clemson and Notre Dame. Hopefully I can get down to Clemson this summer.” Holley remains in contact with the Tigers coaching staff. “They keep telling me how much I could help out on their defense,” he said. “They tell me about the academics over there and what it’s like there.” NC State is the latest to offer Holley but he is undecided on a visit to Raleigh. Holley wants to take several visits before he begins to narrow his list and says he does not any favorites. Each of the previously mentioned schools have offered Holley. Alabama, Pitt, Rutgers, Boston College, Tennessee, Penn State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Kentucky and Nebraska among others have also offered.
LB James David (6-3 230) of Rockdale, TX has received letters from USC but has not spoken with any coaches yet. David is interested in the Gamecocks and is considering visiting this summer. “I want to visit Miami and South Carolina,” said David. “I’ve seen (USC) play on TV a bunch of times and they’ve gotten really good over the last three or four years. I like that. They can play with anyone in the country.” David has offers from Baylor, Colorado, Washington State, Houston, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU. “I’ve only really visited Baylor and Oklahoma State so I don’t have any favorites,” he said. “I want to get out and see more schools this summer so I know what I’m looking for.” He did not name a date for a possible visit to Columbia.
DE Harold Landry of Fayetteville, NC landed offers in the last couple of days from North Carolina and Indiana. He has been committed to Boston College but continues to look at USC and Clemson among others. He visited both before his commitment in early April.
ATH Jefferie Gibson of Hope Mills, NC will announce his college decision Monday. He’s down to Clemson, North Carolina and NC State.