Cross-country visitor

Clemson has sent offers out to several 2012 offensive tackles, including one from the West Coast that's rated among the top-10 players in the class.

OT Andrus Peat Profile Corona Del Sol High School (Tempe, Ariz.) junior offensive tackle Andrus Peat visited Clemson for the first-time since the 2009 Dabo Swinney Football Camp when he attended the South Carolina game last month.

"It was great. The coaches took me around. I got to tour the campus, see the facilities, the academic buildings. I got a chance to talk to [offensive guards and centers] coach [Brad] Scott and also coach [Dabo] Swinney. That was cool," Peat told CUTigers after the trip.

The Scout.com five-star flew into Charlotte from Arizona on Thanksgiving Day. He drove down to Clemson the following Friday with his aunt.

A few things had changed since Peat's previous trip to Tigertown.

"When I was first there, they were working on the new facilities. They weren't complete yet. I got to see those—they were really nice," he said.

Peat spent lots of time with freshman guard Kalon Davis while in town.

"We went out to dinner. I spent the night with him," Peat said. "It was cool talking to one of the players to see what they think of the school and how they like it over there."

Davis, a former three-star, went to Chester High School where Peat's uncle, Andre White used to coach.

Clemson is among the early schools that are receiving heavy consideration from Peat.

"They're definitely one of the top schools that I'm looking at," he said about Clemson. "From the East Coast, I'm not looking at too many schools."

Stanford, Southern Cal, Oregon State, Miami, Nebraska, Arizona State, Arizona and Wake Forest are also in the mix.

This year, Peat visited Arizona State and Stanford. His next trip will be to UCLA.


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