SC DL Talks with Clemson Coaching Staff

The Clemson coaching staff put on a full court press with one of the top defensive line prospects in the south last weekend. What's the latest on his recruitment? has the answers in this recruiting update.

6-foot-3, 255 pound defensive line prospect Adam Patterson enjoyed his visit to Clemson over the weekend. "I went to Clemson for the 7-on-7 tournament. I didn't really compete, but I enjoyed how our team got after it. Everything went pretty good. I really enjoyed the trip," Patterson told

"I got to talk with a lot of the coaches. I spoke with Coach Hobby and Coach K. I also spoke with Coach Bowden, Coach Scott and Coach Burns. They were just telling me what they have coming in so far. They talked with me about what position I could possibly play. They talked about the role I would be playing and we discussed what I could do to help the them."

The star defender could play several positions for the Tigers, but he prefer defensive end. "Coach K talked to me about playing four down. Coach Hobby talked with me about defensive end. I could play either for Clemson. I prefer to play defensive end," he said.

When asked if he has any favorites, Patterson responded, "I still need to narrow it down. I have it down to ten but I need to get it down to five by August."

Patterson is also aware that the Tigers already have commitments from a two of the nations top defensive ends. "It doesn't matter to me that much. I am going to have to compete wherever I go. I just want to know what I can do to help out the team."

A commitment is still likely months away for the Palmetto standout. "I think its going to be a little while yet," Patterson said. "I really need to sit down and think about it. I want to talk with my parents, coaches and most important figure out what I want."

What will be most important when Patterson decides where he will play at the next level? "The most important thing will be early experience on the field. I want to get a feel for the game. I want to learn the intensity of the game at the next level. I want to see how the college football game is played," he added.

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