Killian High School (Miami, FL)
NR: 110 Rating: ***
THE STATS: Chris put together an outstanding final year of high school football, averaging close to 12 pancakes per game and not allowing a single sack all season long. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds, benches 320 pounds and squats 480 pounds.
STRENGTH: Capote has some of the quickest feet in the business. "I've been told I have excellent footwork for 290 pounds," said Capote. "I think they are going to give me a look at tackle, which is my preferred position because of my speed, but we'll see what happens when I get there."
WEAKNESS: Capote will need to continue to work hard in the weight room if he's going to become a difference maker at Clemson. "I work hard training both on and off the field, and I've been told I have excellent footwork for 290 pounds, but I'd like to work on my strength some more," added Capote.
WHY CLEMSON? "Coach Bowden said a few things to me early on that I guess just clicked. He seemed very sincere and down to earth despite the position he holds. Family values are important to me and my parents so he said a lot of things that really hit close to home. Off the field, offensive line coach Ron West is a great guy; he cares a lot about his players. On the field, I get the impression he means business, and I really like that. I also want to be in football program that has had success at graduating their players and putting players in the NFL and Clemson just fit the bill- it just felt right."
OFFICIAL VISIT TIDBIT: "Chip Myrick was a pretty down to earth guy when I was up in Clemson. Overall, I was really impressed with how the offensive lineman stuck together and I got along so well with all of them. Nobody really stood out to me but honestly, but I felt like I had known them all a long time," said Capote.
PROBABLE MAJOR: "I'd like to major in Pre-Med because it seems like my whole family is involved in medicine somehow," said Capote.
Quick Hits with Chris Capote
CUTigers.com Top Stories
RECRUITING RADARIn our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!
CUTigers.comThursday at 2:18 AM
Pagano to TransferAfter helping Clemson win a National Championship and earning his degree, Scott Pagano has decided it is time for him to move on.
TIGERS TAKE A W FROM WAKEAfter back-to-back heartbreaking losses to Syracuse and Duke, the Tigers built a 21-point lead on Wake Forest and won by 12 to complete the season sweep of the Deacs and keep their…
DEJA BLUEFor the second straight game, Clemson had the lead or a chance to win on the final possession of the game and came up just short. This time, it was against #18 Duke in the most…