Clemson checking on 4-star OLB

After pulling in a solid group of linebackers in the 2011 class, Clemson will be selective in taking another in the 2012 class.

OLB Deaysean Rippy

Sto-Rox High School (McKees Rocks, Pa.) junior linebacker Deaysean Rippy hasn't received an offer from the Tigers, but he told that one could be on the way.

"With Clemson, I've talked with some of the coaches. They have a high, high interest in me, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to get an offer from them," he said.

It's been several weeks since he's communicated with Clemson, but Rippy maintains there's a mutual interest.

And he admitted that he's still learning about Clemson.

"I do know they have a good program. I can tell you that," Rippy said. "Other than that, I really can't tell you what they have down there, how their campus is, how their coaches are, because I haven't been down there."

This spring, he's only visited Syracuse, but he plans on taking several trips in the next couple of months.

Rippy said Florida, Ohio State, Tennessee, Syracuse and Maryland are in the most contact with him.

As a junior, Rippy had 85 tackles, 10 sacks and two interceptions. He had over 700 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Top Stories