Tigers Impress Bishop Saturday

Union star defensive tackle Bryon Bishop was in attendance for the Clemson game against Middle Tennessee. Did the Tigers help their chances with the impressive performance? We've got all the details in this recruiting update. (Pictures of Bishop in Death Valley this weekend are included)

DT Bryon Bishop
6-3, 285, 4.9
Union High School
Union, South Carolina

Union teammates Rashad Jackson (left) and Bryon Bishop (right) at the Clemson - Middle Tennessee State game.

Bishop and teammate Rashad Jackson traveled to Clemson with Union High's Coach Moore and his daughter, a Clemson graduate. "It was great. They won and everything. We had a good time."

What impressed him the most about your visit to Clemson? "Coach Blackwell took me and Raschad to the head coaches office before the game to meet with Coach Bowden. He just asked about my game on Friday and how my season was going."

The current offer list includes North Carolina, South Carolina and Clemson. Several top programs including Tennessee, Georgia and Oregon continue to show significant interest.

Bishop had previously stated that North Carolina and South Carolina were his favorites. Did the Tigers gain ground with their 37-14 victory on Saturday? "Yeah I would say they did. I would now put Clemson up there with North Carolina and South Carolina."

The 6-3, 285 pound defender visited North Carolina earlier this season for the Florida State game. The powerful defensive tackle has not had a chance to see South Carolina play yet this year.

The prize recruit is uncertain about when he will make a commitment. "I really don't know. It depends on whether any more schools offer. The offers I have are from my top teams, but I would like to see who else may offer."

Coach Blackwell is working hard to keep the Tigers on the mind of the talented prospect. "He has called a few times. He's a pretty cool coach to talk to and everything."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defensive tackle from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2004.

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