ON LOCATION: Jonathan Bullard

SHELBY, N.C. - Jonathan Bullard, one of the top defenders from North Carolina in the class of 2012, has seen several coaches stop by Crest High School this month.

Jonathan Bullard

Included in that group is Clemson defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks, who recruits that portion of the state for the Tigers.

Brooks and Bullard keep in constant contact.

"We talk probably once every two weeks," Bullard told CUTigers.com.

The Scout.com three-star defensive end continues to keep Clemson in mind.

"I'm still open, so I really don't know what I want right now," he said. "Everybody is still in it."

South Carolina, Florida, Wake Forest, Alabama and Tennessee have also stopped by Crest. Florida and South Carolina, Bullard said, are recruiting him the hardest.

"I'm just trying to take it all in, see what I want and see where I want to play. It's still up in the air. I'm just trying to see what's best for me," he said.

This summer, Bullard plans to visit Alabama and Miami. He's never visited either school. His last trip to Clemson was in February for the basketball game against North Carolina.

"It wasn't a recruiting day. Coach [Dabo] asked me to come, me and a few others. I think it was five us. We just went to the basketball game," Bullard said. "I've been down there about three times, so I've seen mostly everything. It was just more of a day to hang out with coach Swinney."

The nation's No. 29 ranked defensive end has plenty of good things to say about Clemson.

"Just the atmosphere, it's crazy—the fans behind the team. The hill, I love the hill. It's just a good place," he said.

Bullard said a decision could be made before his senior season begins. If a commitment is not made before, then he'll wait until after his senior campaign.

As a junior, he had 107 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 16 sacks.

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