Can the Tigers Keep McElrathbey?

The firing of Clemson Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach John Lovett has Clemson commitment Ramon McElrathbey looking around. <BR>

The 5-11, 180 pound prospect enjoyed his Christmas. "I had a good time. I didn't do much. I just hung around here," McElrathbey told

After committing to the Tigers earlier this month for the second time, McElrathbey continues to look at other schools.

What is causing the Georgia standout to continue to look around?

"Part of it is the coaching change. Coach Lovett is not there any more. He would have been my position coach. I'm waiting to see who the new position coach will be," said the Georgia star athlete.

The Clemson coaching staff told the Mays High star that he should hear something about the new coach directly after the holidays. "They told me the will announce things after the holiday," stated McElrathbey.

The Clemson commitment will take his official visit to Tiger Town on January 14. The official visit to Clemson will be critical for the Tigers. "They need to convince me during the visit."

"I'm still going to visit Minnesota. I'm not sure about the date. I still might visit Florida also and I'm thinking about Tulane or Michigan."

Would a commitment by good friend James Davis to the Tigers insure he signs with Clemson in February? "It would certainly help," stated the prize recruit.

McElrathbey is not sure where his good friend Carlos Thomas will go next season. "He's lost again. His best bet right now is Ohio State. I'm not sure if he is coming with me and James to Clemson or not."

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