Fields, Johnson headline visitor list for the weekend
|Thursday, January 15, 2015, 11:29 PM- -|
Saturday is an extremely important day for the men’s basketball team as
View Full Profile ’s team hosts Syracuse for the first time as an ACC foe, but the day is just as important for Clemson’s football program.
Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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Clemson will host commits wide receiver
Deon Cain Deon Cain
View Full Profile (Tampa, FL), tight end Garrett Williams Garrett Williams
View Full Profile (Orlando, FL), defensive end Austin Bryant Austin Bryant
View Full Profile (Thomasville, GA), safety Tanner Muse Tanner Muse
View Full Profile (Belmont, NC), defensive end Clelin Ferrell Clelin Ferrell
View Full Profile (Richmond, VA), defensive end LaSamuel Davis LaSamuel Davis
View Full Profile (Bamberg, SC), and cornerback Amir Trapp Amir Trapp
View Full Profile (Central, SC) for official visits this weekend.
The three commits who won’t be in attendance are
Ray Ray McCloud Ray Ray McCloud
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Headlining the group, however, is 4-star Charlotte (NC) Hough cornerback
Mark Fields Mark Fields
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“Clemson has real great 2015 class with a lot of good d-linemen coming in,” Fields said. “Clemson is always going to recruit good offensive weapons but the defense is on the rise. Coach Venables - from the d-line all the way back to the secondary - has a top-notch defense now.”
He also said that he could see himself playing alongside standout corner Mackensie Alexander.
“Absolutely I think that can happen with the DB’s that they've got coming in along with Mackensie and some of the other guys that they've got there now,” Fields said. “I really think that that can happen. Coach (Mike) Reed is a great, great DB coach. I feel like his coaching style fits me perfectly and by all means I think they can have it.”
Denzel Johnson Denzel Johnson
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"My dad and my little brother and cousin are coming with me this weekend," Johnson said. "I just want to have a good time and I hope that I will feel comfortable at Clemson and like the campus and everything."