- Mar 17, 2013
The WR Scott is from the Tampa area and Ray Ray McCloud is from DeLand the same place avante Williams is from.Jacoby Ford was probably the best South FL WR to go to Clemson & have success.
Most don’t include the Southwest, but if you do Mackensie Alexander would count.
Sammy Watkins & Jayron Kearse from Ft. Myers
Deon Cain & Ray Ray McCloud were from Tampa
Trayvon Mullen had great success at CB Clemson & got drafted high in the 2nd round.
They don’t really recruit South FL too heavy, they signed OT Marcus Tate in the 21 class from Miami & WR Troy Stellato from Gibbons, but when they do recruit FL they usually recruit the Tampa, Ft. Myers, Central & Northern FL regions.
They signed Ajou Ajou from Clearwater in the 2020 class but he’s originally from Canada (similar to Mesidor) & he’s already transferred to USF back in December. Demarkcus Bowman from Lakeland in the 2020 class as well & he transferred to UF. They still have Fred Davis from Jacksonville & Sage Ennis from Tallahassee from the 2020 class.
Ladson transferred to Miami, Chaz Mellusi from Naples transferred to Wisconsin & Kaleb Boateng from FTL transferred to UF, all from the 2019 class. Two of their starting OL’s rom last year Will Putnam from Tampa & Hunter Rayburn from Pensacola (but Rayburn won’t be starting this year because he was ruled medically disqualified & had to retire) & one of their best/starting DT’s Tyler Davis is from Apopka.
But otherwise, they don’t really recruit FL or South FL as much as programs like UGA, Bama, OH ST, etc..