"I'm So Excited"

QB Tribble Reese won't be waiting until August to start preparing for his future at Clemson University. The Alabama native is preparing to learn as much as he can about the Tigers' offense during spring practice next month.

QB Tribble Reese
6-3, 210, 4.70
Mountain Brook High School
Mountain Brook, Alabama

Now that signing day has passed us by, you'd think that some of the enthusiasm from the incoming freshmen would be dieing down.

Not so. Just ask Tribble Reese, one of two quarterbacks taken in the 2004 class. He's been talking with the coaches and formulating a gameplan for next year since last Wednesday.

"I talked to Coach Swinney this weekend," said Reese in an interview with CUTigers.com. "We talked for a while and I also spoke with Coach O'Cain late last week. I asked about the coaching changes. I don't think it will have any impact on me."

Reese says that he'll be working hard to make sure he is ready for camp in August. "They haven't really talked to me about focusing on one thing. They want us to be in shape when we go up there. I'm working out with a friend and strength coach 4 days a week."

So what about a redshirt? Is Reese already thinking that he won't see the field as a true freshman?

"I think Coach O'Cain wants us both me and Cullen to redshirt but if something happens I want to be ready," said Reese. "I want to get in there and learn the offense quickly. I will be Charlie's understudy basically which is a privilege."

Tribble is also looking forward to enjoying his college experience. "I'm so excited. I just really want to see what college life is like. I want to see what college ball is all about. I want to be around the guys, the same ones for 3 or 4 years."

The talented quarterback also doesn't plan to wait until August to start learning the Clemson offense. "I want to get up for some spring practices to get a feel for some of the things they do. I want to learn how they call plays and stuff like that."

Finally, Tribble touched on a sensitive subject for Clemson fans....Mike McIntosh.

"I tried calling him 3 or 4 times and eventually gave up. I guess that was his heart. I talked to Coach Swinney that day and I was amazed. He was just devastated. That's behind us now. I'm not worried about it and I don't think anyone else is either."

We will continue to keep you updated on future Clemson QB Tribble Reese, as he prepares for his college career in Tiger Town.

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