Queen City OLB visits Clemson

Clemson plans to remain active in Charlotte over the next few of recruiting seasons. One of the area's top 2013 prospects was in town for last week's spring game.

DE Peter Kalambayi Profile

Peter Kalambayi, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound 10th grader, was one of three Butler High School (Matthews) sophomores who visited for the Junior Day.

The outside linebacker joined quarterback Riley Ferguson and wide receiver Uriah LeMay for his first visit to Tigertown.

"They have a lot of tradition there," Kalambayi told CUTigers.com. "The way that they're recruiting, it looks like they're building a good program. I'm looking for them to be good the next couple of years."

What stood out about?

"When they let us run down the hill—that really stood out. It felt like they wanted us to be there," he said. "And the academic center, I liked that a lot, too."

Kalambayi spoke with his recruiter of note, special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Danny Pearman, and defensive coordinator Kevin Steele.

"He was just point out things to me, where I would be coming in," Kalambayi said of the conversations with Pearman.

The talk with Steele was brief.

"He told me that I'm looking like that right size—that's about it," Kalambayi said.

He attended the spring game at Georgia this past Saturday and has no other visits planned for the spring.

Kalambayi is also hearing from Michigan, South Carolina and North Carolina. He has yet to "officially" receive any offers, but was told that Clemson would extend one.

The sophomore knows what he's looking for at the next level.

"I just want a school where good academics are stressed to me, makes me go to class," he said. "I want a school that makes good linebackers. I'd kind of like a city by the school."

As a sophomore at middle linebacker, Kalambayi registered 106 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception.

Scout.com classifies Kalambayi as a defensive end, but he'll play outside linebacker this fall.

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