DE makes first Clemson visit

Of the seven 2012 three-star defensive ends in Georgia, five have offers from Clemson. One of those prospects with an offer made his first trip to Clemson on Tuesday.

DE James Deloach Profile

Jenkins County High School rising senior James Deloach arrived to Tigertown around lunchtime and was in town for almost six hours.

"When we first got there, we met Jeff Scott at the stadium, then we went on a tour around the stadium, to the West End Zone, the coaches offices—stuff like that," he told CUTigers.com.

Deloach was joined by teammate Jonathan Taylor, a four-star defensive tackle who's also picked up an offer from the Tigers.

"I liked it. Everything, it was pretty neat. They had nice facilities, everything was real nice," Deloach said.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pounder, who recorded eight sacks in just four games last season, also claims a 3.8 GPA. He got a chance to get to know all of the Clemson coaches while seeing the school for the first time.

"I got a chance to talk to them all individually," Deloach said of the coaching staff. "They seemed like they were pretty good guys. They coach you real hard, real tough."

What else is on tap for this summer?

"I'm probably going to go to Georgia on Saturday and Florida State next week," he said.

The Scout.com No. 59 defensive end offered no list of favorites.

Deloach would like to wait until official visits are made before reaching a decision. He did say that Clemson receive consideration for an official. In the past, he's indicated that the official trips will be made with Taylor.

Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell offered Deloach via Facebook message in March.


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