Paul Muse: Tigers Holding On

While the Tigers haven't gotten off to the best of starts this season, all appears to be going well on the recruiting scene. Clemson verbal commitment Paul Muse is the latest prospect to firm up his decision to come to Clemson next season.

TE Paul Muse
6-5, 230, 4.9
First Coast High School
Jacksonville, Florida

The Clemson Tigers are hoping to find a replacement for Ben Hall in the 2005 recruiting class. Jacksonville standout Paul Muse is hoping to get the opportunity to show Tiger fans that he is the answer. has the latest on the talented tight end prospect in this recruiting update.

Clemson verbal commitment Paul Muse has been following the Tigers' season closely. "They are off to a rough start. They have been in every game. A couple of key mistakes have cost them a few games. It's nothing they can't bounce back," said Muse in a recent interview with

The First Coast star tight end is working on his blocking skills this season. "I have been blocking mainly this year. I do have a couple of catches and a touchdown. I hope to get a chance for more catches at Clemson."

Coach Dabo Swinney has been keeping in close contact with his prize recruit from Jacksonville. "Coach Swinney calls every Monday. We talk about my game and their game from Saturday. We talk about who they are recruiting. We talk about any new commits and everything."

Muse is trying to convince his teammate Ryan Stamper to join him in Tiger Town next season.

"I'm trying to work on him. He's pretty much down to Clemson and Auburn and Clemson is off to a tough start. It's his decision because he has to spend the next 4 years there. Hopefully he will look a the depth chart at Auburn and that may help Clemson," sais Muse.

When asked if he and Coach Swinney had discussed the possibility of early playing time, Muse responded, "Actually Coach Bowden talked with me about it two weeks ago. He talked about what they have coming back and the tight ends they have coming in this year's class. They have another JUCO tight end coming as well. He said if I work hard that I had a good opportunity to compete for some early playing and possibly to start."

The First Coast standout is hoping he can help lead his team to the playoffs. "I want to finish strong. We had a lapse last week and lost a game that we shouldn't have lost. We have 2 more conference games. We need to win those games and then hopefully make the playoffs."

Muse plans to travel to Death Valley again to see the Tigers. "We thought about coming up for Homecoming but we can't make it. We will be coming up for the South Carolina game."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding tight end from Florida, right up through signing day 2005. Top Stories