Tigers Offer Top CB First

Clemson offensive coordinator Mike O'Cain is working hard to get another quality prospect from Freedom High School in Morganton, North Carolina. CUTigers.com caught up with top DB Jordan Hemby on Wednesday to get the latest on his visit to Clemson this past weekend, and his first official scholarship offer.

CB Jordan Hemby
5-11, 176, 4.4
Freedom High School
Morganton, North Carolina

"I went to the camp at Clemson this weekend," Hemby told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "It was pretty good. I worked out. I talked with Coach Bowden and Coach Lovett. I've been there a lot before."

The weekend trip to Tiger Town brought the 5-11, 175 pound prospect something he had been waiting for. "They offered me this weekend. It's my first offer."

Expect that offer list to grow quickly as he visits other schools this summer. "North Carolina State, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Tennessee are all showing interest," stated Hemby.

When asked if he has any early favorites, Hemby responded, "Clemson, North Carolina State and Maryland are my favorites right now."

Hemby is not ready to pull the trigger on a commitment. "I will probably wait a while. I'm really not sure when I will make a decision."

The summer will be filled with trips to colleges around the Southeast. "I will be going to State, UT, Virginia Tech and North Carolina," stated Hemby.

What will the North Carolina standout consider when selecting a college? "I will look at location and the academic program. I will also consider the graduation rate and the football program."

"My strengths are my running and my ability to move my hips. I also have good makeup speed."

Coach O'Cain is recruiting Hemby as a cornerback for the Tigers and he hopes that he will be successful as he was in signing current Tiger Chris Jefferson from Freedom High. "Chris loves it. He always talks about it when he comes home. He wants me to come join him."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defensive back from North Carolina, right up through signing day 2005.

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