Campus, Harbison impress Flint

After his first visit to Clemson, one of the top offensive linemen in Alabama left the Palmetto State feeling pretty good about the Tigers.

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Oxford High School three-star offensive guard Michael Flint spent most of the day Friday with Clemson defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison, who recruits the state of Alabama.

"It's definitely been one of my top visits so far," Flint recently told "I enjoyed it. I loved the campus. It was a great experience being there. It was a lot different than what I expected. The atmosphere really stood out."

Though Harbison was the only coach that Flint met with while he was in town, he still had plenty of good things to say about Clemson.

"Most of the coaches are out of town on vacation but [Harbison] came to see me. We talked a little bit. Then, he took me around to all the facilities and saw what they were all about," Flint said. "The weight room, that really stood out to me. I loved that. That was the first thing. Other than that we just toured around, saw the facilities. I went and met with the academic supervisors. I really enjoyed my time getting to know what it was like if I came to play there." ranks him as the No. 23 offensive guard in the class of 2012. And Flint believes that's the position where Clemson would like him to play.

"They're recruiting me to play inside, more than likely. They said they're going to sign three or four guys this year," he said. "I know they've got three [offensive linemen] committed already. I just de-committed, so that's put them trying to back track. I hope they still give me a chance and I get a chance to look at them, to see about going to play there."

The 6-foot-4, 303-pound prospect recently had a mutual parting of ways with Auburn. Flint made his commitment to Auburn in October. That pledge was ended in early June.

Now, there are two schools that currently stand out.

"I don't have a favorite, like one favorite, but I have two. They're in the top two, right there with them," he said. "It's Tennessee and Clemson right now. I'm going to take an official visit to Oregon. I can't make the trip there yet. I can't say how that is either yet. But, right now, Tennessee and Clemson have stood out."

Flint plans to graduate from high school in December so he can enroll early at the next level. Top Stories