Georgia DE picks up Clemson offer

One of the top 2013 defensive ends from Georgia has already picked up an offer from Clemson.

DE Isaac Rochell Profile

The Tigers offered Eagles Landing Christian Academy (McDonough) rising junior Isaac Rochell when defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and defensive ends coach Marion Hobby were by the school in May.

"School let out [last] Friday, and it was two weeks ago before that, exactly," Rochell recently told

The day of the offer, Clemson's coaches were watching the 6-foot-5, 237-pounder in action at practice.

"It was pretty cool," Rochell said. "It's kind of an honor knowing that they recruit the top of the line d-linemen, so that was kind of cool."

South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Tennessee are among the near 15 schools that have already offered.

This summer, Rochell has several places in mind for visits, but nothing is set.

"I'm probably going to go to the Clemson camp," he said. "As far as where I'm going to go, it's kind of a week by week thing. I necessarily don't know."

Two summers ago, Rochell visited Clemson for an AAU basketball tournament.

"It was nice. I saw the rec. center, and I did see the football stadium," he said.

His only unofficial visit was a trip to Georgia earlier this spring.

Currently, he claims no favorites.

"My opinion, it fluctuates a lot, so I can't really give you a name, because tomorrow it could be different," Rochell said.

Clemson is recruiting him as a defensive end. Other schools have expressed interest in him as an offensive lineman or outside linebacker.

As a sophomore, Rochell had 75 tackles, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles, and one interception. Top Stories