Top Clemson Target Says He'll Wait

The Clemson Tigers and others will have to wait until the season is over to find out if they have made the cut with Fairfield Central standout Darius Gaither. has the latest in this recruiting update.

One of the top prospects in South Carolina, Fairfield Central safety Darius Gaither, says he's going to wait until after the season before he starts to narrow his top list of schools down to five.

"For me, right now, I want to wait until after the season to narrow things down. I am trying to stay focused on our games," Gaither told in a recent interview. "It's the same thing for me. I like everyone that has offered."

The 6-1, 200 pound prospect also says he's ready to help lead his team to a state championship.

"We started practice the week before last. Last week we had our home Jamboree. We won 20-0 against Lower Richland. This week we play in a Jamboree at Spring Valley," he said.

Which team is recruiting Gaither the hardest right now? "Well that's hard to say. I know Clemson, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina State and South Carolina are all doing a good job," he said.

Clemson assistant coach Brad Scott is recruiting the star athlete for the Tigers. "He is just telling me how much they want me to be part of the team. He wants me to come up there and be a playmaker. He tells me how he thinks I can help them and how they can help me," said Gaither.

What will the Fairfield Central consider most when making his college selection? "I want to look at how I get along with the coaches mainly. I also want to see how they treat the players. 'How would I fit in with the school? What do the players at my position do after college? Do they go onto the NFL?'" he said.

Finally, while many schools are recruiting him as a defensive back, Gaither says he will be happy playing on either side of the ball. "It doesn't matter to me," he added. "I love both sides of the ball. This season I will play safety on defense. I will play receiver and running back on offense." Top Stories