Is Coates Clemson's Next Commitment?

The Tigers picked up the commitment of two big time offensive linemen from the Palmetto State within the last 24 hours, could ATH Antavious Coates be next?

ATH Antavious Coates
6-4, 180, 4.55
Greenwood High School
Greenwood, South Carolina

When asked which schools he will be deciding between, Coates responded, "It's still Clemson and Georgia. They are my two number one's."

How does the Greenwood standout compare Clemson and Georgia?

"They are really similar. I like them a lot more than the other six. I fit in best with both of them. Both schools have great football traditions. Both schools have great coaching staffs. The fans and the atmosphere are great at both. Both schools are building new facilities."

Distance will not be a factor as Coates decides where he will attend college. "I'm looking at playing time and academics. Both are close to home. Traveling to either shouldn't be a problem." The star safety has not decided what he would like to major in at college."

A decision could come at any time but will certainly come before Labor Day. "It will probably be next month. I may hold off but it will definitely be before Labor Day," added Coates.

Where would the Palmetto standout commit if today were signing day? "I wouldn't make it today. I'm still looking at both real hard."

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