Quick Hits with Ray Ray

Future Tiger cornerback could provide depth early in his career.

Ramon McElrathbey
5-11, 180, 4.55
Mays High School
Atlanta, Georgia
NR: 32 Rating: ***

Stats: Ramon McElrathbey recorded over 900 yards passing playing as a quarterback for Mays High School last year. As an Atlanta area native, it comes as no surprise that Clemson assistant coach Burton Burns recruited McElrathbey to Clemson. Ramon chose the Tigers over offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, and Minnesota.

Strength: McElrathbey, also known as "Ray Ray" to his friends and family, has good speed, and great athleticism. During his high school career, McElrathbey played several positions, including wide receiver, quarterback, and running back. However at Clemson, he'll move over to the defensive backfield- most likely as a true cover corner.

Why Clemson? "I committed to Clemson because I always felt the most comfortable there, and I felt like it was just time to go ahead and make a decision," said McElrathbey. "They were always the school that was recruiting me the hardest and I felt like I was the most wanted at Clemson. On my official visit, I met with the coaches on Saturday and Sunday. Then I spoke with the new defensive coordinator, Coach K. We talked about the terminology of the defense. I liked what he is going to be doing there next year. I should fit in well."

Tidbit: Being from Atlanta, it's no surprise that McElrathbey is good friends with fellow Clemson signee RB James Davis. "I just waiting for James to go ahead and commit to Clemson," said McElrathbey. "I thought he might do it on his official visit up there, and I talked to him a lot about it on the trip up. I'm just glad we are going to be playing together up there."

Parting Shot: "Ray Ray" actually committed to the Tigers twice during the recruiting process. And it wouldn't be until he made his second commitment to Clemson, that he finally put an end to the recruiting process. "I put a lot of thought and time into my decision," said McElrathbey. "To be honest, I was just happy to get it over with that second time. Clemson started feeling like home to me."

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