One at the top for R.J. Prince

Three schools have already offered this 2013 offensive tackle from outside of Charlotte. One of those three has an early lead on the field.

OT R.J. Prince Profile

Clemson was the first to offer Albermarle High School junior offensive tackle R.J. Prince. North Carolina was second. South Carolina made it No. 3 on Tuesday night.

While at the Dabo Swinney Football Camp, Clemson tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Danny Pearman, who recruits Prince's area, informed Prince that the Tigers had an offer on the table.

"After the camp was over, he invited me and my mom and we toured the inside of the stadium. We went around and saw the campus. That was cool," Prince told recently.

Pearman has formed a nice bond with the junior offensive tackle.

"He's a good coach. He's fun to be around. He's just a good coach all around. I really love him," Prince said.

He's already made two trips this fall.

"I've been down to Clemson and South Carolina. Probably, this week, I'm going to try to go up to UNC, to see a game," Prince said. "I'll be back down to Clemson when they play Carolina at home."

He visited Clemson for the Florida State game -- his first game day experience in Death Valley.

"It was electric. That's what it was. There's no other feeling like being down in Death Valley," Prince said. "For real, it was unbelievable."

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound junior who expects N.C. State, Duke and East Carolina to also join the mix with offers.

Prince listed a top-five, in order.

"My first would be Clemson. My second would be South Carolina. My third would be Carolina. My fourth would be N.C. State and my fifth would be Notre Dame," he said.

Clemson is No. 1 because "it's just a good all-around place to be down there."

"It's very family oriented and I just feel at home, really. That's why I have them so high. I'd like to go back down there and possibly play for them, for real," Prince said.

A decision could be reached by the end of his junior year. Top Stories