Fla WR Talks Auburn, Clemson

The Clemson Tigers have already picked up verbal commitments from two talented receivers for the 2006 class. Will First Coast standout Alex Rose be the final receiver for this year's class? CUTigers.com has the latest on the talented receiver in this recruiting update.

WR Alex Rose
6-2, 177, 4.5
First Coast High School
Jacksonville, Florida

The 6-2, 177 pound prospect continues to have two Tigers at the top of his list. "I still have the same favorites," Rose said Wednesday evening. "It's still Clemson and Auburn. After those two I am looking at South Carolina, Louisville and Florida State."

Clemson assistant coach Dabo Swinney continues to work hard to keep Clemson as one of his top schools. "I haven't talked to him since last month. We had just moved so it's been hard to get in touch with me," said Rose.

"But Clemson is talking to me about making sure I do well in school and on my test scores. Coach Swinney tells me I am still very highly recruited by Clemson."

The star receiver plans to travel to Clemson this fall as much as possible. "I need to talk it over with my coaches. I plan to go up for a game or two. I was up for the Georgia Tech game last year. It was a great atmosphere and a great game," he said.

Former teammate Paul Muse is working hard to get Rose to join him in Tiger Town. "I hear from Paul every now and then. Actually I need to call him tomorrow. I talk to his little brother and he said Paul wanted me to call and check in to see how everything is going," Rose said.

As far as a time frame for a potential verbal commitment goes, Rose says he's undecided. "I'm not sure when I will make a commitment," he said. "I will probably take my visits and then be ready. It may be after the season. I don't want to drag everything out."

What will be the deciding factors in Rose's decision? "I will look at the graduation rate and the depth chart. I will also look to see if the school really wants me. Going out of state does not matter," he added.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding receiver from Florida, right up through signing day.

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