Fla DB Sets Official Visit with Clemson

The Clemson Tigers are moving up for another talented athlete from the state of Florida after a recent visit from Clemson assistant coach Dabo Swinney. CUTigers.com has the latest in this recruiting update.

5-11, 180 pound cornerback prospect Marcus Udell has set an official visit with Clemson after meeting with Coach Swinney at Godby High School last week. "Coach Swinney came by to see us on Tuesday. He told me they still have a spot for a corner. He said they are only recruiting three corners right now and they are almost done at defensive back. He wanted me to think about that," Udell told CUTigers.com in a recent interview.

"So I setup an official visit for January 13. I am going to go up on the plane with DeAndre."

Other teams receiving official visits include North Carolina State, Maryland, Ohio State and Florida.

When asked of his interest in the Tigers, Udell responded, "I'm real interested in Clemson. I've got a good feel for them. I just want to talk with the defensive coaches and learn more about the defense. I'm trying to find a scheme that I fit with. I like to play press coverage. I like man to man. I like to play zone a little bit. I want to talk with the defensive coaches and see what the campus is like."

Udell's teammate, Clemson verbal commitment DeAndre McDaniel, told CUTigers.com recently that he felt Clemson and Florida now share the lead for Udell. Is it true?

"Well they kind of stand out a lot. I would also have to include Maryland. Maryland has been there since the beginning. They are having a bad season, but they are a young team. I would say Clemson, Florida and Maryland standout the most," Udell said.

The prize recruit likes the thought of playing with his teammates on the next level. "That would be real good. We could continue playing together on the next level. That would be a good thing," he said.

Udell and McDaniel will get the chance to discuss Clemson with another Tallahassee standout that is planning to visit when they both play in the California Florida All-star game. "Yeah, I heard head Coach Swinney say Marcus Sims was real interested in Clemson. He said he was going to come up as well. I meant to call him today. All three of us will be playing together in the California Florida All-star game," added Udell.

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

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