Upstate LB wants Clemson offer

South Carolina's 2013 class will feature several high-caliber linebacker prospects, including one from the Upstate, who's made several visits this fall.

OLB Ben Boulware Profile

T.L. Hanna junior linebacker Ben Boulware has logged a lot of miles this fall.

"I went to the Clemson/Wofford game and the Clemson/Auburn game. I went to USC, Auburn, Tennessee, Duke and I went to a South Florida game last year," he recently told

A trip to Alabama this weekend could be in the works.

For now, South Florida is his only offer, but who else could be offering?

"From what I hear, I'm thinking Clemson. I pray they do," Boulware said. "Clemson, Auburn and Tennessee, I guess, are the ones on me the most right now."

The 6-foot-1, 226-pound junior shared what stands out to him about Clemson.

"I love the town. The coaches, they're probably some of the best coaches I've seen. They provide a family atmosphere and are like a family-figure in your life. I like it a lot," he said.

Are there any favorites?

"I like Clemson, USC, Auburn and Tennessee. Everyone that's recruiting me, I really like them all," Boulware said.

This season, Boulware has 170 tackles. As a sophomore, he had 151 tackles, four interceptions, 11 tackles for loss, two sacks and five forced fumbles.

Boulware bench presses 325 and squats 585.

His older brother, Garrett, is a freshman outfielder/catcher on the Clemson baseball team. Top Stories