Clemson’s 2014 scholarship list

BY AARON BRENNER
abrenner@postandcourier.com
@Aaron_Brenner

CLEMSON — After the departure of 10 seniors, as well as five other players for assorted reasons (NFL Draft, transfer, gave up football, etc.), Clemson has a total of 70 players who were on athletic scholarship during the 2013 season AND are currently on the Tigers’ active roster.

Decisions are yet to be made on which existing players will retain their full rides for the 2013-14 academic year. Each Division I football program is allowed a maximum of 85 scholarships.

Just to clarify: this list includes ONLY scholarship players in 2013. A few non-schollies with particular roles this past fall included C.J. Jones, Jerrodd Williams, Matt Porter and Daniel Rodriguez. Also, it should be noted RB C.J. Davidson, LS Michael Sobeski and S Taylor Watson are on one-year offers.

And, of course, this would indicate the Tigers have 15 scholarships available to offer Wednesday. That comes with a few caveats: five players have already signed financial aid agreements and are already on campus (QB Deshaun Watson, LB Chris Register, WRs Demarre Kitt, Artavis Scott and Kyrin Priester) … the one-year offers to Davidson, Sobeski and Watson could be revoked and given to incoming freshmen … in certain cases, 2014 recruits will be grayshirted, sent to prep school or fail to academically qualify.

Therefore, behold the list of 75 Clemson scholarship players who will participate in spring drills. (Years in school listed are for 2014.)

QUARTERBACKS (3 current scholarships on roster)

Returning starters: None

Returning backups: Cole Stoudt (sr.), Chad Kelly (r-so.)

Signed FA agreement: Deshaun Watson (fr.)

RUNNING BACKS (5)

Returning starters: None

Returning backups: Zac Brooks (jr.), C.J. Davidson (r-jr.), D.J. Howard (r-sr.)

On roster, on scholarship: Tyshon Dye (r-fr.), Wayne Gallman (r-fr.)

WIDE RECEIVERS (8)

Returning starter: Adam Humphries (sr.)

Returning backups: Charone Peake (r-jr.), Mike Williams (so.), Germone Hopper (r-so.)

On roster, on scholarship: T.J. Green (so.)

Signed FA agreement: Demarre Kitt (fr.), Kyrin Priester (fr.), Artavis Scott (fr.)

TIGHT ENDS (5)

Returning starter: Stanton Seckinger (r-jr.)

Returning backups: Sam Cooper (r-sr.), Jordan Leggett (so.)

On roster, on scholarship: Jay Jay McCullough (r-so.), D.J. Greenlee (r-fr.)

OFFENSIVE LINE (14)

Returning starters: David Beasley (r-sr.), Kalon Davis (r-sr.), Ryan Norton (r-jr.), Isaiah Battle (jr.)

Returning backups: Shaq Anthony (r-jr.), Reid Webster (r-sr.), Joe Gore (r-jr.), Eric Mac Lain (r-jr.), Jay Guillermo (r-so.)

On roster, on scholarship: Jerome Maybank (r-jr.), Spencer Region (r-jr.), Oliver Jones (r-so.), Tyrone Crowder (r-fr.), Maverick Morris (r-fr.)

DEFENSIVE TACKLES (8)

Returning starter: Grady Jarrett (sr.)

Returning backups: Josh Watson (r-sr.), DeShawn Williams (sr.), D.J. Reader (jr.)

On roster, on scholarship: Roderick Byers (r-jr.), Carlos Watkins (r-so.), Kevin Dodd (jr. OR r-so.), Scott Pagano (r-fr.)

DEFENSIVE ENDS (7)

Returning starters: Vic Beasley (r-sr.), Corey Crawford (sr.)

Returning backups: Tavaris Barnes (r-sr.), Shaq Lawson (so.)

On roster, on scholarship: Martin Aiken (r-so.), Ebenezer Ogundeko (r-fr.), Dane Rogers (r-fr.)

LINEBACKERS (8)

Returning starter: Stephone Anthony (sr.)

Returning backups: Tony Steward (sr.), T.J. Burrell (r-so.), Ben Boulware (so.)

On roster, on scholarship: B.J. Goodson (r-jr.), Kellen Jones (r-so.), Dorian O’Daniel (r-fr.)

Signed FA agreement: Chris Register (fr.)

CORNERBACKS (6)

Returning starters: None

Returning backups: Martin Jenkins (r-sr.), Garry Peters (r-sr.)

On roster, on scholarship: Mackensie Alexander (r-fr.), Adrian Baker (r-fr.), Ryan Carter (r-fr.), Marcus Edmond (r-fr.)

SAFETIES (8)

Returning starters: Robert Smith (sr.), Travis Blanks (jr.), Jayron Kearse (so.)

Returning backups: Korrin Wiggins (so.), Jadar Johnson (so.)

On roster, on scholarship: Taylor Watson (r-sr.), Ronald Geohaghan (r-so.), Cordrea Tankersley (so.)

SPECIAL TEAMS (3)

Returning starters: P Bradley Pinion (jr.), LS Michael Sobeski (r-sr.)

Returning backups: K Ammon Lakip (r-jr.)

-AB

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