QB Cole Stoudt Profile
A familiar face and a new face were seen on the recruiting trails Wednesday afternoon for the orange and white.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney traveled to the Columbus, Ohio area to meet with one of his prized quarterbacks in the 2011 recruiting class - Cole Stoudt.
And he was joined by Woody McCorvey.
McCorvey is now assisting Swinney in recruiting after the coaching changes of the last week.
"They got here around 10 AM this morning and we went over a bunch of stuff as far as me getting enrolled early," Stoudt told CUTigers. "We talked about all of that for about an hour then had lunch for another hour and a half or so."
One of big topics of conversation after the first hour of course had to do with the change on offense - specifically at offensive coordinator.
Stoudt said he was surprised to hear the news but understands that's part of college football.
"I was kind of sad when I first heard about it. It's tough to see that happen to Coach Napier," he said. "But I know and trust coach Swinney to find someone to take his spot."
One of the other big topics, of course, was who's next in line?
Interestingly enough, at least one offensive coordinator candidate was discussed with Scout.com's No. 27 quarterback.
"He showed me [Tulsa offensive coordinator] Chad Morris' resume and we talked about that for probably 10 minutes or so," Stoudt said. "It was very impressive."
Stoudt also said he trusts Swinney to figure out what style of offense will be implemented by the new coordinator whoever he may be.
"I will have to learn whatever comes, whether that's running the option or more drop backs. I still have a lot to learn so I'm not really nervous about the style of offense that's going to be put in," he said.
Stoudt said he also enjoyed talking with McCorvey during his visit.
"He's a good guy and it was good talking to him and getting to know him," he added. "I met him before the Maryland game and got to know him some then so it was good he came up today."
The next big thing on his agenda is actually coming up farily quickly - it's this little thing called moving away from home and enrolling in college.
With classes starting back for spring semester next week at Clemson, Stoudt says he's been hearing some good-natured ribbing from his family the last couple of days.
"I'm excited for college but it hasn't hit me I'm leaving," he said. "My brother keeps making fun of me, saying, 'Cole you are going to have to do dishes and you aren't going to have mom there to do your laundry.'
"But I'm going to be down on Monday or Tuesday [of next week]. Tuesday is the team meeting and Dabo is supposed to talk to everybody then so I'll be there by then."
And then the fun really begins.
After enrolling in school next week, Stoudt will participate in mat drills in February before spring practice starts in March.
Then he'll likely be battling Tony McNeal, who's also enrolling early, for the backup quarterback position.
"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "Tony McNeal is coming down early. Martavis Bryant will be there. I think enrolling early gives us all an advantage so it's going to be good for all of us."
Dabo, McCorvey visit QB, discuss Morris
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