Pearman visits elite OT

Clemson assistant head coach Danny Pearman was in the Charlotte area Thursday to see one of the top offensive tackles in the class of 2012.

OT D.J. Humphries Profile

Pearman stopped by Mallard Creek High School to check up on D.J. Humphries, who is currently listed by Scout.com as a four-star.

Clemson wasn't the only school to send a recruiter that way. Florida, Georgia and N.C. State were also through Mallard Creek this week. LSU was scheduled to be in on Friday.

"It's kind of an awesome feeling having these coaches just come and see you," Humphries told CUTigers.

He visited Clemson, LSU, South Carolina and Tennessee for games this season.

His junior season at Mallard Creek ended last week.

"I've just been lifting and focusing on my academics," Humphries said.

Next month, he plans to head to the U.S. Army National Combine. No school visits have been set, though.

"I'm probably going to play it by ear with my dad, as far as his schedule. I'm looking forward to going to Georgia, getting back down to Clemson, South Carolina, Alabama—places like that," Humphries said.

He currently does not list an order of favorites.

"I'm pretty much open right now. I'm hoping to get there before my season starts next year, but I really haven't narrowed it down, yet," Humphries said.

Clemson is in the mix for a number of reasons.

"It's not too far from my hometown, Union, South Carolina. Growing up in Union, there's always been that Clemson and South Carolina thing. I watched both of them," he said. "There's something I like about that orange. I love that orange."

Humphries said he plans to take his time with the recruiting process and take all five of his official visits.

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