What's the Latest on Brian Staley?

Brian Staley was one of the highest rated recruits to sign at Clemson this past February, but after failing to meet his academic requirements, it looked like he may never see the field in Tiger Town. What's in his plans now? We've got the latest on this former 5-star cornerback in this extensive report.

CB Brian Staley
Georgia Military Academy
Greenwood, South Carolina
5-10, 185, 4.4
NR: JUCO Rating: *****

One of the top rated JUCO defensive backs in last years class had hoped to already be a member of the Clemson Tigers. Academics prevented Staley from enrolling this fall, but he is working hard to complete his class work so he can enroll in January.

"My plans are to finish up my classes and be at Clemson in January. Right now I am taking correspondence courses over the web at Adam State College out of Colorado. As soon as I get it finished I will talk with the coaches. I'm almost half way done. I should be done by the middle of November."

There is no question about where Staley would like to play football next season. "I still want to go to Clemson. If I make the grades I will be going to Clemson."

The former star cornerback for Georgia Military has not heard from the Clemson coaching staff over the past few weeks. "I haven't had much contact with them. It's probably been about 2 months. As soon as we get everything situated I will get in touch with them."

The 5-10, 185 pound defensive back has been out of football for a year and he is eager to return. "I'm excited. I've been out of it for about a year. I'm anxious to get back in there. I'm fired up and ready to go."

Staley recorded 10 interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns in 2002 at Georgia Military College. He also made 68 tackles; 26-pass break ups, and blocked a punt in being named a JUCO All-American at cornerback for the 2nd consecutive year. As a freshman, he led the country with 9 interceptions, returning 6 of those for touchdowns.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding prospect over the next few months and he works to qualify for Clemson University.

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