Top LB makes first trip to Clemson

An up and coming 2012 outside linebacker prospect was in Clemson for the Tigers' 35-10 season opening win on Saturday.

OLB T.J. Burrell Profile

CUTigers recently caught up with Goose Creek High School junior T.J. Burrell after his trip to Tigertown. It was the first time he'd visited Clemson for a game.

"It was good. I liked it and the campus. I like everything so far," Burrell said.

He came away with a good first impression of head coach Dabo Swinney.

"When I talked to coach, he already knew me, but I introduced myself," Burrell said. "They really care about everybody there. They make it not just about football."

Other trips for this fall are under consideration, but he's yet to nail anything else down.

"I've been invited to Alabama game. I'm going to go to one up there. I know South Carolina has inviting me to some of their games, too," Burrell said. "That's all I've got so far."

Clemson is the only school that's offered, but a few other schools are showing interest.

"The schools most interested in me are South Carolina and Clemson. I've been getting letters from North Carolina, Vanderbilt, ‘Bama and Maryland," Burrell said.

Right now, there are no favorites.

"I'm just looking around," he said.

As a sophomore, Burrell had 95 tackles, two interceptions and a touchdown. Through two games this season, he's registered 23 tackles and two pass breakups.

Burrell is listed at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds. Top Stories