Gabriel Working "His Boy" Raysor

New York standout Elsmore Gabriel made his first trip to Clemson this past weekend when he took his official visit. We've got an in-depth report on his visit to Tiger Town, as well as some important information on Matt Raysor in this recruiting Q&A!

DT/LB Elsmore Gabriel
6-5, 254, 4.75
Christ the King High School
Brooklyn, New York

How did you enjoy your official visit to Clemson this weekend?
Elsmore Gabriel: It was good. I enjoyed the whole thing. The campus and the atmosphere. It was very different than New York. It had all the trees. It was quiet. It was a small town. It wasn't hostile. I enjoyed it a lot.

How did it feel to run down the hill?
Elsmore Gabriel: It was great. It was a great feeling. Putting on the jersey was a good feeling.

How did you like Vickery Hall?
Elsmore Gabriel: It was a good place. It will help with my studies.

How did your parents enjoy the visit to Clemson?
They think it's a good school. They enjoyed it. It has a lot to offer.

Are you firm with your commitment to the Tigers?
Elsmore Gabriel: Yes, it's firm. The visit topped it off. I am not taking any other visits. I'm done.

Did you enjoy your player host?
Elsmore Gabriel: It was Charles Bennett. We had a good time. It was us, LeRoy Hill, Eric Coleman and their recruits. We hung together.

Did you make friends with any of the other recruits during the visit?
Elsmore Gabriel: I hung around with Matt and Courtney for a while. Matt was my boy. We hung out together. I called him the other night already. He says he may change his mind. In fact, I think he will come to Clemson.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defender from New York, right up through signing day 2004.

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