Four-star DT likes Clemson

McEachern [Powder Springs, Ga.] four-star defensive tackle Julian Rochester already has several offers from the ACC and SEC.

DT Julian Rochester Profile

And he's just a sophomore.

Clemson jumped into the mix late last year.

"They offered me around -- I want to say, around late October, early November. I want to say late October," Rochester told CUTigers, during a recent interview.

Clemson hosted him in the fall for the Florida State game.

"It was amazing," Rochester said. "The facilities and everything were up to date. It was amazing. It shocked me, what I saw. The way they came down The Hill, all of the fan support, it was incredible."

He also visited Auburn for the Alabama game and Georgia for the South Carolina game. For now, he has no plans to hit the road this spring.

With offers from Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

"It's a little too early, but the schools I'm probably leaning towards are Clemson -- if I had to pick where I really have now, probably a little bit Clemson, probably a little bit Georgia, probably around those areas, if I had to lean right now," Rochester said.

There are a few other schools that will be in the mix for the 6-foot-5, 280-pound prospect.

"It's going to be between, Auburn, Florida State, Clemson and maybe you could throw in Georgia, maybe LSU, but probably somewhere around those areas," Rochester said.

Several factors will be considered as he weighs out his options.

"Probably best coach, best environment, close family, probably championship talent, championship ability and all of that stuff," Rochester said.

As a sophomore, he had 144 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. Top Stories