Newly offered QB ready to visit

By the time this elite QB steps on the Clemson campus for the first time, it will have been just over two weeks to the day since he was offered by Chad Morris.

QB Tucker Israel Profile

Lake Nona High School [Orlando, Fla.] junior quarterback Tucker Israel will be on campus for the first Clemson Junior Day in 2014.

The Tigers' offer, which was extended on Friday, Jan. 17, "came out of the blue."

"I didn't really have any contact with him at all. I didn't really think about them being an opportunity for me. I was actually really surprised," Israel told CUTigers, earlier this week.

His first conversation with Morris was that afternoon.

"I got in contact with him, I called him over the phone," Israel said. "Then, last Monday, I met him in person when he came down and visited."

What does Morris like about the 6-foot, 190-pound quarterback?

"He told me…we really like you, [think] you're a heck of a ball player, quick release -- something they're really looking for in a quarterback. They thought I really met those needs. He got to see me throw on Monday also, so he really liked that."

In addition to the Clemson trip, Israel hopes to take visits to Florida, USF, Wake Forest and Cincinnati later this spring.

Florida, ECU, UCF, USF, Cincinnati, Indiana, Western Kentucky, South Alabama and Delaware have offered. There is no list of favorites.

"I'm just going to wait and see what comes out," Israel said. "It's all kind of quick, happened real fast, so no favorites so far."

A few factors that will be considered are already in mind.

"Probably education, because that's what I'm there for, my education, so I'm looking for a good business school," Israel said. "Probably -- not too much location, but somewhere kind of near [home] where my parents can travel easily, they like to watch me play. Then, coaching staff and school, all the other little things that go along with it. "

As a junior, Israel completed 254 of 385 passes for 3,979 yards with 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed 79 times for 456 yards and three touchdowns. Top Stories