S Martel Thatch
6-2, 180, 4.45
Dudley High School
Greensboro, North Carolina
The 6-2, 180-pound rising senior had an impressive 91 tackles and 9 interceptions including 3 returns for touchdowns last season. Thatch, who recently ran a 4.5 at the Shrine Bowl combine in Charlotte, has been timed as fast as 4.4.
The offer list for this prize recruit currently includes Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, East Carolina, Miami, Florida, Vanderbilt and Duke. There is no leader or top 5 for Thatch at this time. "I'm wide open," stated Thatch.
Coach O'Cain will be spending a great deal of time in Greensboro because Thatch is one of three highly recruited players for Dudley High School. Defensive end DeMario Pressley and running back Jamaal Edwards join Thatch in trying to lead Dudley back to the state championship game.
Thatch doesn't plan to be distracted by recruiting once the season starts. "I plan to commit before the season starts. My coach says its good for players being recruited as athletes to commit early."
What factors will influence his decision? "How good the players and coaches get along. I want a place where the players have a good relationship with the coach. I also want a place where they graduate their players."
Clemson is currently recruiting Thatch at free safety, which is his preference. Thatch's favorite Tiger is current receiver Derrick Hamilton.
We will continue to keep you posted on this outstanding safety from North Carolina, right up through signing day 2004.
Thatch Still Eyeing Clemson?
CUTigers.com Top Stories
3-22 RECRUITING RADARIn our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!
CUTigers.comWednesday at 11:14 AM
TIGERS TEE OFF ON C OF CRed-hot ACC Player of the Week Chris Williams hit his 4th and 5th home runs in 8 days and Beer and Davidson also went yard, as #6 Clemson won its 16th of the last 18 games.
CUTigers.comTuesday at 7:48 PM
BROWNELL REMAINS AT CLEMSONDespite widespread speculation about Brad Brownell's job security after a disappointing season, he will remain at Clemson for at least one more season.
CUTigers.comMonday at 10:08 AM
TIGERS TAKE SERIES!!!Pat Krall allows just one run and #9 Clemson slugs its way to its 15th win in the last 17 games, taking 2 of 3 from #11 UVA!
CUTigers.comSunday at 4:31 PM