McKissic Says Tigers Lead

The Clemson Tigers are looking to stack up on the defensive line this year, and one of the names at the top of their list is Alabama native Jacquez McKissic. What's in store on the recruiting scene in the next two weeks for one of the Tigers' top prospects?

DL Jacquez McKissic
6-7, 250, 4.8
Opelika High School
Opelika, Alabama

As signing day stares college football recruiting fans directly in the face, scholarship numbers are dwindling and serious decisions are being made in bunches.

Same goes at Clemson, where it appears as though several prospects are working their way closer to making a decision.

One of those prospects is Alabama native Jacquez McKissic, a primetime target on the defensive line.

"Clemson is my leader right now," McKissic said in an interview with late Tuesday evening. "Coach Bowden should be coming by later this week, Thursday I think, so I'm looking forward to seeing how that goes.

McKissic, who is probably one of two to three prospects remaining on the defensive line in consideration for the 2004 class, says that he wants to take one more visit before committing.

"I still need to take that visit to Auburn on January 30th before making up my mind," said McKissic.

So does that mean it may not be until signing day before he makes a decision?

"It very well could be," added McKissic.

And even though McKissic may not make his choice until after his last official visit, there's one factor that clearly is working in the Tigers' favor headed into the home stretch.

Current Clemson verbal commitment, and fellow teammate Adrian Kindred.

"It's safe to say he's working me for Clemson right now," said McKissic with a laugh. "He's excited about going there and he wants me to go there, so we'll see."

We will continue to keep you updated on Jacquez McKissic, right up through signing day. Top Stories