Dabo has message for top soph

Kevin Crosby, the top 2014 prospect in South Carolina, spent last Saturday in Clemson for Junior Day. And he left with a message from Dabo Swinney.

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The Bamberg-Ehrhardt sophomore linebacker/tight end met with Swinney and two other members of the Tigers' staff.

"It was good. I got to talk to coach Swinney, coach [Marion] Hobby, coach [Brent] Venables," he told CUTigers Monday evening.

What'd Swinney say?

"Since I play on both sides of the ball, he said that I can play on either side that I want to play. He wants me to pick a position. Whichever position I want to play, that's the position he'll let me play," Crosby said. "He was stressing the grades and the academics."

It was the first-time he and Venables met face-to-face.

"Coach Venables, when I talked to him, he was a hyped up guy. He has a lot of energy. I think I'll get to know him better when I come to camp this summer."

Crosby will visit Georgia in a little over two weeks. Though the Bulldogs have not offered, he's picked up offers from several big-time programs.

Alabama, Oklahoma and USC are some of the notable offers he's recently received.

"It's kind of exciting. I kind of put it behind me right now to focus on things. Mostly, since it's the offseason and I don't have any sports to play, I'm working out hard and focusing on my books," Crosby said.

By this time next year, he will have a list of 10 favorites. Before his senior season, a decision could be made.

As a sophomore, Crosby had 58 tackles and three sacks on the defensive side of the ball. He also caught 36 passes for 676 yards and nine touchdowns.

As a freshman, he had 78 tackles, six sacks and 14 receptions for 348 yards and four touchdowns.

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