Gamecock Commitment Sets Clemson Visit

When asked if the Clemson Tigers made up some ground with current South Carolina commitment Matt Raysor, the standout defensive tackle replied, "Yes sir. They sure did." More on Raysor and his recruitment are contained inside!

DT Matt Raysor
6-4, 275, 4.8
Bamberg Erhardt High School
Bamberg, South Carolina

Matt Raysor, one of the top defensive tackles in the Southeast, visited Clemson on Saturday night to watch the Tigers battle the Florida State Seminoles. The South Carolina commitment came away very impressed with the players and the crowd. We've got all the details on his visit in this in-depth Q&A.

What are your thoughts on the game?
Raysor: It was a very impressive win last night. I know it shocked a lot of people. It shocked me.

Did you get a chance to talk with any of the Clemson coaches?
Raysor: I talked with Coach West and Coach Smith. Coach West said he was glad to see me there. Coach Smith was telling me about how many seniors are leaving this year and how many are leaving next year. Coach Smith said if I liked what I saw he would call me on Monday.

Did the prize recruit like what he witnessed Saturday night?
Raysor: I did like what I saw. I'm going to tell Coach Smith that they impressed me. That's the first thing I'm going to tell him.

Did the Clemson Tigers make up some ground with the Bamberg standout?
Raysor: Yes sir. They sure did.

What impressed you the most during your visit?
Raysor: It was how pumped up the crowd was through the whole game. The players stayed pumped up the whole game just like the crowd.

What did you think of the post game atmosphere?
Raysor: I've never seen anything like that. The goal post on the Florida State end came down quick.

How is your team doing this season?
Raysor: We won the first round of the playoffs last week. This week we play Central Pageland. It's a really big game for us.

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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