Clemson offers Stallings' grandson

Last week, Clemson offered Argyle, Texas sophomore tight end J.C. Chalk, the grandson of former Alabama head coach Gene Stallings.

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Stallings was the head coach at Alabama when a skinny walk-on wide receiver from Pelham by the name of Dabo Swinney was put on scholarship.

Entering his sixth-season as the head coach at Clemson, Swinney had Chad Morris send out the offer to Chalk. The 6-4, 215-pound prospect also has an offer from Arizona State.

"I can say Clemson has been one of my dream schools for a long time and it's because of coach Swinney," Chalk said in an interview with CUTigers. "Clemson's going to be pretty high up there. It's going to be kind of hard to beat them."

There are several schools that he thinks might be among the candidates to beat Clemson. Chalk believes Oklahoma, TCU, Texas Tech and Baylor could be come through with offers in the near future.

This summer, Chalk will make camp stops at Clemson, Baylor, TCU and SMU. Clemson had him in for last summer's camp.

"I thought it was really pretty. I also liked how it wasn't that big. I kind of liked how it was all together and wasn't spread out," he said.

While in town, Chalk spent plenty of time speaking with Swinney.

"I like how he isn't just necessarily all about football. He wants you to be a better man and be better in life," Chalk said. "That's what I'm looking for in life. He's going to prepare me to be a better man, not just better at football."

After playing on the defensive side of the ball for the first half of last season, Chalk was moved to tight end. He ended the year with 15 catches. Top Stories