Three-star OLB talks junior day

One of the top in state outside linebackers from the class of 2012 visited Clemson for Saturday's junior day.

S T.J. Burrell Profile

Goose Creek junior outside linebacker T.J. Burrell is no stranger to Clemson. He visited Tigertown several times this past season.

His most recent trip was Saturday.

"It was a good experience just getting to be shown around campus, see where everything is at, what everything is [and] the history behind everything," he told CUTigers. "It was a good experience, getting shown around the locker rooms, talking to the coaches."

"We got to go deep into where the players go for their team meetings, into the locker room. I got to be on the field, like I've done when I was there on the sidelines."

Burrell was able to speak one-on-one with head coach Dabo Swinney, defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and recruiting of record Dan Brooks.

"All the coaches know me really well. They've built a good relationship to get to know me. That was good, a good feeling," he said.

Burrell, who's 6-foot-1, 198 pounds, plays outside linebacker at Goose Creek. Clemson's told him that he could play a few different positions at the next level.

"They're telling me I could play corner, outside linebacker or safety for them," he said.

What about favorites?

"I wouldn't say I have any favorites, but I feel like Clemson is looking at me the hardest," he said.

Burrell will attend an Under Armour combine in Atlanta. In the summer, he'll visit Clemson and Alabama, likely for each school's camp.

As a junior, he had over 100 tackles and three interceptions. As a sophomore, Burrell registered 95 tackles, two interceptions and a touchdown. Top Stories