OT J.J. Gustafson Profile
The former Texas high school football coach stopped by Dallas Jesuit to
offer three 2013 prospects. One of which was J.J. Gustafson, a 6-foot-4
250-pound offensive tackle.
"It was kind of a shock. It was me and two other teammates. We hadn't
really heard much from Clemson. They just kind of walked in and offered
us. That was kind of cool," Gustafson told CUTigers last week.
What does Gustafson know about Clemson?
"I know their offense is really potent -- 3,000 yards passing and 2,000
yards rushing is what coach [Morris] said. Also, they got off to an 8-0
start, so obviously they're proving they can win. They put a lot of points
on the board."
Arkansas, Baylor, Purdue, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and SMU have also offered
Gustafson. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Stanford have also been in
Clemson remains in contention, despite the distance from home.
"No school, right now, I don't think is too far away from me," he said.
"If I find the right school, distance is not going to be a factor. My
family is going to support me wherever I go. If it's in South Carolina or
wherever else, I don't think distance will be a problem."
Several factors will be considered as Gustafson works towards a decision.
"Team-wise, I'd like to have a good team atmosphere, one where I can talk
to my coaches and teammates about anything. I'm buddies with all the guys
on my team. That's important for me at the next level," he said. "Also,
what can the school offer me, academically? Because I realize football
will eventually end. I'll need to be set up nicely with my education."
There is no timeline for a decision.
"I feel like when the right school comes, I'll know it. That could be any
time, I guess," Gustafson said. "It could be tomorrow. It could be all the
way up to signing day. I don't really have a set time."
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