Two S.C. schools in two days

One of the top defensive ends in the class of 2012 visited both Clemson and South Carolina this weekend. What'd he see? What stood out? Will he be back?

DE Michael Moore Profile

DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) junior defensive end Michael Moore flew to South Carolina on Friday. His first stop was in Columbia for a visit to South Carolina.

Moore and his step-father drove to Clemson on Saturday for Junior Day and the Orange and White spring game.

"They were both good trips. I'd never seen both of them before, and that's what I wanted to see," Moore told

What stood out the most about the trip to Clemson?

"Talking to the coaches and how much they knew about me and how much they really wanted me to go there," Moore said. "All the coaches knew about DeMatha. I got to sit down individually with the head coach and coach [Marion] Hobby. It was a good trip there, too."

He also shared a few of the specifics from the conversation with head coach Dabo Swinney.

"He knew who I was already, when I got there," Moore said. "He knew about the DeMatha tradition and he was just a good guy. He told me that they need defensive ends. They're losing a lot of seniors and that I could come in and make an impact early."

What stood out on the trip to Columbia?

"Probably, the campus," he said. "They've got one of the best campuses in the country. That's probably one of the best campuses I've seen, so far. When I go to a school, I try to look at the campus and see if I could live there for four years."

Moore doesn't have any other visits scheduled for the spring, but will in the summer.

"By the summertime, I should have a top, or make a decision, because I'm not trying to take this all the way to signing day," he said.

Clemson could be on the receiving end of another visit.

"I believe Clemson could be there for a while. I definitely want them to be there. I definitely want to get back down there to see a game," Moore said. "They'll probably be in one of those top schools." Top Stories