Barfield Commitment Wavering?

Shukree Barfield committed to the Tigers earlier this summer, but most experts only consider his commitment, "soft." We caught up with the New Jersey star to get the latest scoop on where he stands with his commitment.

DT Shukree Barfield
6-4, 285, 4.9
Camden High School
Camden, New Jersey

"Clemson is one of the top schools I'd like to go to," Barfield told TheInsiders.

They have good coaches and they treat their players fairly. I'm visiting Aug. 9 so hopefully I'll get a better feel when I'm there. I also have offers from Tennessee, Tulane and Penn State, and I'm still looking at them."

Practice starts for the powerful lineman on August 9, but Barfield will be traveling to Clemson that day. "I'm taking an excused absence that day. I've already cleared that with my coaches."

It may be hard for Tulane to contend with the other schools he is mentioning but the Green Wave could have an ace up its sleeve since Barfield's former high school teammate Elijah Robinson is with the program.

"They got some film on me and talked to my coaches but I don't know when I'm going there," said Barfield. "Elijah told me a little bit about the school but I don't know much about it."

Barfield, who runs a very impressive 4.9 forty, has been working hard in the classroom this summer. "I've been taking some classes in summer school. It's coming along. I get out Aug. 4. Hopefully I go into my senior season and don't have to worry about anything."

We will continue to keep you updated on Shukree Barfield, right up through signing day. Top Stories