Muse set for Tigertown

Tanner Muse (Belmont, NC) is just days away from joining the Clemson football team to begin his preparation for the 2015 season. Life has been busy for the Clemson signee.

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Muse took some time to speak with CUTigers Saturday morning to conclude what the last couple of weeks have been like.

"I had graduation practice yesterday," said the senior. "I graduate today, then I'm heading to the beach till Saturday, then I report Sunday."

Muse has not been to Clemson recently. As a two-sport star in high school, he finished his high school baseball season recently for South Point High.

Muse has spent a lot of time and effort into an attempt to play both football and baseball at Clemson and spent the last couple of weeks playing on the diamond for the Gastonia Grizzlies.

"It was a lot of fun competing with all of the guys at that level," he said. "There are no easy at-bats. You have to compete every pitch and try to stay ahead in the count. I felt pretty good. I put the ball in play almost every at-bat and got a couple hits as well."

Because of Muse's ties to Clemson in both football and baseball, he's been following both programs closely, and that was no different as Clemson recently parted ways with Jack Leggett after 22 years.

"I don't really know the reasoning behind it all, but I think he's a great coach. I support Clemson's decision, but I hope to get to know the new coach soon - whenever they hire him - and hopefully he will give me a shot at playing baseball too," he said.

As he nears the time to return to a helmet and pads, Muse spoke about what it's going to be like preparing for football season again.

"It'll be tough - demanding mentally and physically. I expect it almost to be like a job - clocking in and out, putting in the hours but enjoying every step." Muse continued saying, "Getting up to speed with the guys already there will be an adjustment since they have a head start on me. I want to do everything I can to make an impact on the team early."

Muse spent time playing both safety and linebacker in high school. He is 6-foot-4, 220 pounds and was rated as the No. 1 outside linebacker from North Carolina by Scout for the 2015 class.

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