Big news for Boulware

Ben Boulware stopped by the West End Zone on Saturday afternoon to meet with head coach Dabo Swinney and defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

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That's where and when the T.L. Hanna [Anderson] junior picked up the news he'd been waiting to receive.

"We just started talking in the past month or so. I've been trying to get up there. I was trying to go to their junior day a couple of weeks ago, but I was going to the Georgia one," Boulware said in an interview with CUTigers. "My dad and I went up there [Saturday]. We walked into coach Swinney's office. We sat down with him and coach Venables for about 45 to an hour and they offered. It was pretty cool."

What was the extent of the conversation?

"They saw my highlight film. They said they loved me game film, better than my highlight film. I guess my love for the game really helps me out," Boulware said. "They talked about baseball and how there's a chance to play both sports there. And we started talking about family stuff."

His older brother, Garrett Boulware, is a freshman outfielder/catcher on the Tigers' baseball team.

Most would assume that the younger Boulware to Clemson is a sure thing.

"I'm still trying to look at other schools and see what my options are. Right now, I'm not really sure," he said.

Boulware has no timeline for a decision.

"I really have no clue, actually," he said.

Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Mississippi, Stanford, Tennessee and UCLA are among the many schools that have offered Boulware.

He'll visit Alabama this weekend and Notre Dame following weekend.

"They actually told me they were close to offering -- both schools did. They just wanted me to come down there and see what they have to offer," Boulware said.

As a junior, he had 181 tackles, four tackles for loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles, four pass breakups and a blocked punt.

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