Lifelong Clemson fan gets offer

One of the visitors for last weekend's junior day received his first offer on signing day, and it was from his favorite team, Clemson.

Maryville (Tenn.) junior center Jay Guillermo has been a Clemson fan for longer than he can remember. And the good news was passed his way during school on Wednesday.

"I've always been a Clemson, ever since I was born," he told CUTigers. "I don't even know why. Nobody in my family is a big Clemson fan. My grandfather, he played football, and he got recuited by them. He's always liked them. I've just always loved Clemson."

Guillermo added that he'll "most likely commit."

"It's a 90 percent chance that I'll commit to Clemson," he said. "I'm going to be there for the next four years. It's just something you've got to think about.

"It's a good 90, 95 percent chance I'll commit—maybe wait a couple of months to see if anybody can blow my head off. But it's going to take a lot to change my mind on where I want to go to college."

Every time he's spoken with former offensive guards and centers coach Brad Scott, Guillermo expressed his love for Clemson.

At last weekend's junior day, Scott informed Guillermo that he would be retiring and Robbie Caldwell would be his replacement.

"I went [to junior day] hoping to get an offer," Guillermo said. "But I kind of knew I wouldn't, because coach Caldwell hadn't been able to see film. When I got there, after I got through registering, coach Scott pulled me to the back of his office and told me how he was not going to be the offensive line coach anymore, but he was going to still be on Clemson's staff. He told me all about coach Caldwell."

And so has his grandfather, former Burns High School (Shelby, N.C.) head coach Ron Greene.

During his 35-plus years at burns, Greene coached the likes of Scottie Montgomery and Tony Scott, both of whom were recruited by Caldwell while he was at N.C. State.

Guillermo's visit on junior day was the fourth visit to Tigertown. He's camped at Clemson every summer since the eighth grade.

The Army All-American Combine team member is getting interest from several other schools.

He's visited Alabama and North Carolina. Miami, Kentucky and South Carolina have all expressed interest.

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