Tigers out in front

Clemson stands alone at the top for this 2012 wide receiver from North Carolina, and he was recently in touch with the Tigers.

WR Jamel Harbison Profile

Recently, Mallard Creek High School (Charlotte) junior Jamel Harbison has visited Clemson and Virginia Tech.

He told CUTigers about the Junior Day visits he's made to both schools.

At Virginia Tech, "[We] went to the basketball game, saw the campus, talked with the coaches and saw the facilities."

The trip to Blacksburg was his first time on campus.

What stood out?

"The fans, basically, just the fans."

Harbison was in Clemson for the first Junior Day of the year, which was his fourth visit to Tigertown.

"That visit was fun. [It was] the same thing, a junior day. We watched the basketball game," he said. "We got to come down the hill, touch Howard's Rock and put on the jerseys. That was the best part.

"They've got great facilities, and especially how they help their students out, assist you with a tutor…I like Clemson."

And what stands out about the Tigers?

"The coaches, the facilities, the fans, just the way they embrace their football players down at Clemson."

Harbison keeps in touch with Clemson tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Danny Pearman a couple of times per month. They last spoke about a week ago.

"It was just catching up, seeing how things were going, how school was doing, if I was still lifting," Harbison said. "I asked him a couple of questions. How was spring ball going?"

A trip to Chapel Hill for the North Carolina spring game is possible.

And a return trip to Clemson for the Orange and White spring game is a definite.

This summer, he plans on camping at Clemson, Duke, Virginia Tech and Minnesota.

Harbison claims offers from Clemson, Minnesota, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Which schools are your leaders, in order?

"Clemson, Minnesota, North Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia," he said.

Harbison plans to make a decision before the start of his senior season.

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