Clemson Still Involved with Blue Chippers

The Tigers are still after several blue chip prospects, and some of the names available might surprise you. We've got the latest on that story as well as several other recruits still involved in the ever complex recruiting process.

Despite conflicting reports on this weekend's official visitor's list, it appears that Brian Rackley, was in fact in Tiger Town. DE Brain Rackley is a current UNC verbal commitment and one heckuva football player.

DE Brian Rackley
Brian is an enormous defensive end (6'5,240) out of Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee, Florida. He committed to North Carolina in mid-January after his official visit in Chapel Hill.

Rackley is a great talent that has excellent growth potential and the athleticism to play rush end at the Division I-A level. He has outstanding quickness, with legitimate 4.7 in the 40, and he's also the cousin of ex-FSU player Theon Rackley.

He was named as one of the top defensive ends in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinal this past year. This past season he registered 105 tackles, 8 sacks, 8 pass breakups, and 4 fumble recoveries.

Rackley chose the Tar Heels back in early January over Iowa, Minnesota, Central Florida, and Syracuse. However, after giving his verbal commitment he still decided to take an official visit to Iowa and then to Clemson. Apparently, he is keeping all of his options open.

Brian was hosted by Clemson quarterback Willie Simmons and wide receiver Kevin Youngblood. Rackley is the second player committed to the Tar Heels that could be having a sudden change of heart.

And we all saw what happened with the last one. (Welcome to the Clemson family Gaines Adams!)

It is not known how serious Rackley is about changing his commitment, however it appears that he is giving the Tigers some serious consideration. Stay tuned.

In other recruiting news, Tommy Bowden met with CB Justin Miller out of Owensboro, Kentucky on Wednesday. The meeting was the third of the week for Justin. He had already entertained Arkansas Head Coach Houston Nutt and Tennessee Head Coach Phil Fulmer earlier in the week.

Miller is not ready to choose his school, but expect a decision from him possibly as early as this weekend. Fortunately, Tommy Bowden will be the last coach to visit with him, so he should have a great lasting impression of the Tigers.

Also, WR Kelvin Grant will be on Jamie Newberg's "Countdown to Signing Day Show" this upcoming weekend in Atlanta. Rumors are swirling around that he might announce on that show which school he'll be attending next fall.

He is set to decide between Clemson, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Thanks to Gene Williams and for contributions to this report. Top Stories