Clemson offers N.C. ATH

Earlier this month, Clemson sent out an offer to one of the top athletes in North Carolina's class of 2016.

ATH Chazz Surratt Profile

The offer went to East Lincoln High School [Denver, N.C.] sophomore Chazz Surratt.

"I was pretty excited, because Clemson is a national power now. It's good for me. They're a big-time program. It was great. I was just really excited," Surratt told CUTigers The 6-foot-2, 200-pound prospect has played quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back through the first two seasons of his high school career.

"They said they don't know how I'm going to grow and how I'm going to develop," Surratt said. "I think they want me to play quarterback or wide receiver when I do develop, if I do go."

Surratt would like to play quarterback at the next level.

"I watched [Clemson] when they played N.C. State, but I'm going to go down when they play Florida State," he said. "I know they have a good fan base. One of my teachers, his favorite school is Clemson. He talks about them all the time."

UNC and N.C. State have also offered. Both have hosted him for a visit this season. The Tar Heels and Wolfpack like Surratt as a quarterback. Notre Dame, Penn State and Tennessee have been in contact with him, too.

Growing up, Surratt was an Alabama fan. As a prospect, he has no list of favorites.

"I'm just kind of waiting to start thinking about recruiting after the season. I'm just focused on the season right now," he said.

A number of factors will be considered as Surratt continues through the recruiting process.

"How good of a relationship I have with the coaches, the program and what I think about the program. How much playing time I'd get," he said. "If I fit in there, if it feels like home. It has to feel like home whenever I go."

As a freshman, Surratt totaled 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns [passing, rushing and receiving]. He passed for 400 yards and five touchdowns. Top Stories