CUTigers.com recently caught up with Fairfield-Central's Darius Gaither to get his thoughts on the recruiting process. Apparently, the 6-1, 200 pound safety prospect is still recovering from an ankle injury that has kept him out of action for several weeks.
"Yeah I'm not back yet," Gaither said. "I have missed four games. I will either be back this week or next week for the first round of the playoffs."
Gaither made the trip to South Carolina last weekend after taking in a Clemson game earlier in the year. After those visits, he knows he'll at least make one more to Tiger Town.
"I know I am going to Clemson for the Florida State game. I may go up for the Duke game as well. We'll see about that one," he said.
"The South Carolina game was nice. I was disappointed that Newton got hurt, but it's part of the game. He had a great game."
The Fairfield Central standout was also recently selected to the 69th Annual Shrine Bowl All-Star game. "It's nice to get selected. I am looking forward to playing against North Carolina and playing with the other great players from South Carolina. That should be a great week," he said.
When asked if he was ready to name some favorites, Gaither responded, "No, I still don't have any favorites. I will probably start setting up my official visits in December. I should know by the Shrine Bowl where I plan to take my visits.
"It's hard to say who will get the visits right now. I am still going to a lot of different places. When I do decide I am going to be very picky about where I take them. I do plan to take all five."
Will both of the in-state schools get an official visit? "They probably will," Gaither responded.
Clemson assistant Brad Scott is working hard to convince the Palmetto standout that he should be running down the hill next season. "Coach Scott is keeping in close contact. He asks how I am doing. He wants to get a progress report on how my injury is coming along," Gaither added.
We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding athlete from South Carolina, right up through signing day.
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