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
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP PRESS CONFERENCEWatch Dabo Swinney's Press Conference Prior to the ACC Championship Game Between #3 Clemson and #23 Virginia Tech!
WHAT WE ARE HEARING: ACC Championship#3 Clemson looks to secure its second consecutive College Football Playoff berth by winning a record 16th ACC Title and its first back-to-back titles in 28 years!
CUTigers.comYesterday at 3:06 PM
TIGERS WIN THRILLERClemson improved to 4-2 with a 60-58 win over Nebraska and helped the ACC win the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge!
CUTigers.comThursday at 7:13 AM
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.comMonday at 7:25 PM