Gurley previews Clemson trip

Four-star running back Todd Gurley hasn't seen Clemson since he stopped through for a visit during the summer. That will change Friday night.

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The Tarboro, N.C. senior will take his official visit this weekend.

CUTigers.com spoke to Gurley this week to hear what he's looking forward to on his official to Clemson.

"The game experience, to see all the players, the coaches, and to see some of the other recruits that's coming in this year," he said.

The No. 21 running back in the class of 2012 was impressed with what he saw at Clemson on his first trip.

"Those are some of the best facilities that I've seen," he said. "It looked like a good place."

When Gurley arrives to town late Friday night, he'll meet up with his buddy, five-star running back Keith Marshall, who will also be on an official to Clemson.

Gurley said he and Marshall intentionally planned the trip at the same time.

"Just to have someone you can share opinions with, and to just go on the visit together," Gurley said. "Because [we] were going to take an official to the school, might as well take it together."

Defensive ends coach Marion Hobby serves as the primary recruiter for Gurley.

"He's just wanted to thank me for giving them the opportunity to recruit me again," Gurley said.

Wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott has also played a role.

"Coach Scott told me, 'Last year, we signed 24 out of the 27 people that came on official visits.' It's got to be a great place if they sign that many people," Gurley said.

To date, Georgia is the only other official visit that Gurley has taken. He doesn't have any other scheduled.

As a junior, Gurley rushed 139 times for 1,472 yards and 26 touchdowns and returned six kickoffs for 290 yards and two touchdowns.

A decision will be announced at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Jan. 3.


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