With two near misses, expect Clemson to focus on landing a top tailback in the 2013 class and try to let the tailbacks of 2012 become a distant memory.
Until the bitter end, the Tigers were in it late with five-star tailback Keith Marshall Keith Marshall
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As an alternative, Clemson could zero in on Mike Davis Mike Davis
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Davis rushed for 1,923 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior at Stephenson. Rushed for 1,200 yards rushing, 14 TDs, one on a kickoff return as a junior. Brother of former Tiger running back James Davis. The youngest of five siblings and ”the baby” in the Davis clan. Mike is seven years younger than James.