Tigers Watching Upstate Prospect

Spartanburg quarterback Nick Prochak, who has visited Clemson earlier this fall, is waiting to see if a Division I-A school is ready to step up to the plate, and offer him a scholarship. Would Prochak consider playing defense for the Clemson Tigers? CUTigers.com has the latest on this is talented prospect in this recruiting update.

6-4, 207 pound quarterback/safety prospect Nick Prochak is having a strong senior season as the starting quarterback at Spartanburg High School.

Recently, CUTigers.com caught up with Prochak to get the latest on his senior year, and also the recruiting process.

"We are going pretty good right now I'd say. 4-1 on the year," Prochak said. "We lost one game to Greenwood in the closing minutes by three. I am running the ball a lot. I have over 300 yards rushing, over 730 yards passing and four touchdowns."

In terms of offers, Prochak has a full ride from Furman, but several other teams, including Clemson may be on the verge of offering him a written scholarship.

"The only offer I have right now is Furman," Prochak said. "But I am talking a lot with Ball State and they say they will probably offer before the end of the week. Clemson, Maryland, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Duke are all showing interest."

The Spartanburg quarterback took an unofficial visit to Clemson earlier this year for the Texas A&M game. "I enjoyed it a lot. It was a great game. I have been to a lot of games there before. It's a special atmosphere. There's no place like it," he said.

So which position would Prochak prefer to play in college? "About half the schools are recruiting me as a quarterback. The rest are looking at me as an athlete," Prochak said. "I really don't care which position I play. I just want to play. I wouldn't mind switching positions at all."

Clemson linebackers coach David Blackwell is recruiting Prochak for the Tigers. "They are recruiting me as a either a safety or outside linebacker now. When I went up there for camp this year Coach Blackwell saw me at outside linebacker. There were impressed," Prochak said.

"Coach Spence wanted me as a quarterback and I thought they were getting close to offering me as a quarterback. A few days later Michael Wade committed and things changed. Now they are looking at me as an athlete.

"I think I am high up on the list. They said that when I was up there for the game. They haven't given me a timeframe for an offer, but they call every week, usually on Thursday or Friday."

South Carolina is looking at the talented athlete as a quarterback. "I went to camp as a quarterback there. They are looking at me more as a quarterback. I went down there this past weekend and they said I was still up there on the board. They said they are still in the early stages of recruiting," Prochak said.

A verbal commitment could come quickly if one of the in-state schools were to offer. "South Carolina and Clemson would be the only schools that I would consider making an early commitment to."

Prochak also said he plans to visit Death Valley at least one more time this fall. "I am definitely going over for the Florida State game. I might go to another game also," he said.

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

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