Official visitor, official ambassador

Jay Guillermo, the first commitment to Clemson's 2012 signing class, took his official visit last weekend. While in town, he spent time recruiting some of that nation's top prospects.

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The Maryville High School [Tenn.] senior center has a schedule ahead of him.

This weekend, Maryville is playing in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. The state finals are Dec. 3. A week later, Guillermo is scheduled to play in the Tennessee East-West game.

His final day of high school is Dec. 15. On Dec. 30, he'll head to Florida for the Under-Armour All-America Game, which is scheduled for Jan. 5. His next stop after that is Clemson.

Guillermo spoke with about his official visit to Tigertown.

"It was really fun getting to know a lot of the guys that are coming in early and a lot of the guys that we really wanted. Eric MacLain was my host. I built a good relationship with him and his family. I had a lot of fun," he said.

The three-star center talked about the three non-committed official visitors.

"There was Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall and Jonathan Bullard," he said. "I actually spent the most time with Jonathan Bullard. I spent the most time with Jonathan Bullard. We had a really good time.

"I believe [Bullard] really liked it. I know Todd, he was with coach [Dabo] Swinney before I went in there. He and his whole family came out and they had a big ol' smile on their face. They really like it.

"Keith, I talked to him and his parents before they left. I know they really liked it. They liked the atmosphere, they liked the coaches. Hopefully, we can get all them on board."

The No. 4 center in the 2012 class also discussed his future at Clemson.

"Ryan Norton is a really good player. I know he's a guy they have for next year that's going to backup Dalton [Freeman]," Guillermo said. "They've considered, maybe, moving Ryan to guard since he's a little bit taller than me. I guess that would kind of open it up for me, but I don't expect them to do until they do it. I'm just going to come in and work as hard as I can to get the spot that I want."

But he will get the number that he wants. Like he does in high school, he'll wear No. 57. Top Stories