Tigers Make Headway with Raysor

Bamberg standout DT Matt Raysor traveled to Clemson this weekend for an official visit this weekend where the Tigers made up some ground on the Gamecocks. "They've got a pretty good shot," said Raysor when asked how Clemson stands with him as of today.

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

How did you enjoy your official visit to Clemson this past weekend?
Matt Raysor: I enjoyed it real well. It made me think a lot.

How did it feel to run down the hill?
Matt Raysor: It was real enjoyable. It was a first time experience doing something like that. I felt like I was at a real game. I was pumped up.

How did you like Vickery Hall?
Matt Raysor: It was very nice. They really want you to graduate not just play football.

How did you enjoy your time with the coaching staff?
Matt Raysor: I met with Coach Bowden yesterday. He didn't pressure me. He told me to take my time.

Where do you stand with your commitment to South Carolina right now?
Matt Raysor: I'm up in the air right now. I am still committed to South Carolina but I'm not sure what I am going to do.

Where do the Tigers stand with you right now?
Matt Raysor: They have a pretty good shot right now.

When do you believe you will make your final decision?
Matt Raysor: I'll take my visit this weekend to South Carolina and then I'll make my decision after I return.

Did you make friends with any of the other recruits?
Matt Raysor: I enjoyed chilling with my friends. Me and Courtney have always been cool. Me and Dorrel are cool. I got along great with Elsmore Gabriel from New York.

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

Editor's Note
Clemson is now starting to turn the focus to the defensive line, where several prospects are starting to become a priority. Matt Raysor is one of those priorities. The Tigers will take up to 7 defensive linemen should the right situation present itself, and Raysor is certainly near the top of that list. As he said in the interview, he's up in the air right now, but it's important to remember that he'll visit South Carolina this weekend on his official visit. Stay tuned...this one will come down to the bitter end between these two old rivals.

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