‘Call coach Caldwell, they want to talk...'

On behalf of Clemson, Nyheim Hines, one of the top Tigers' top offensive targets from the state of North Carolina got into contact with one of his buddies last week.

DL Anthony Rush Profile

Last week, Cary [N.C.] three-star defensive end got the word about Clemson's plans to offer.

"They had been trying to e-mail me, but I had forgotten my password for my e-mail, so I'm good friends when somebody who's thinking about playing up there, so Nyheim Hines, he texted me and he was like, ‘Call coach Caldwell, they really want to talk to you,'" Rush said, during a recent interview with CUTigers."

"I called [Caldwell] and, yep."

Ranked by Scout.com as the No. 32 defensive end in the class of 2015, Rush has been in contact with Clemson for a few months now.

"They came up here to see me [in January], but school had closed because we had snow, so they aren't allowed to come to my house yet," Rush said. "They couldn't see me when [they] was up here."

Looking to make his first trip to Tigertown, Rush is familiar with Clemson, but he's still learning about the program.

"They've got that big hill that they run down, so that looks cool…they have six seniors leaving, so that's good, six senior d-linemen," he said. "I just know, when they run down the hill, they ride the bus to the other side of the stadium. That's about it."

Rush has visited N.C. State and UNC. In addition to Clemson, he also hopes to visit Virginia and Florida.

"I'm going to try to get down to Florida with Nyheim, Bryce [Love], Dexter Lawrence and Sterling Johnson," Rush said.

It's possible that he and some of those other big-time prospects from the state of North Carolina might end up at the same place.

"Right now, we're just talking about visiting the schools and how we like them," Rush said. "That [conversation] will probably show up eventually."

Florida, N.C. State, UNC, Old Dominion and Virginia have offered Rush. For him, a few factors will be considered with each school.

"A good football program, a place that really feels like home, good academics…good fan-base, Clemson has that, I know Clemson has a good fan-base. I know that, too," Rush said.

With the ACT already under his belt and a date for the SAT already set, Rush plans to get down to Clemson for a visit, at the very least, for an official visit.

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