Bowden Calls Tenn RB

The Clemson Tigers are trying to secure the final official visit from Melrose (Tenn.) standout Graig Cooper. Did a call from head coach Tommy Bowden secure an official visit? has the latest in this recruiting update.

5-10, 185-pound running back prospect Graig Cooperled Melrose High to the state championship where they came up just a little bit short last weekend. "We lost in the state championship 23-10. I had 17 carries for 111 yards," Cooper told Monday evening.

As reported last week by, the Tigers are making an active push for the talented running back. "Yeah, I talked with Coach Bowden on Sunday night. He told me a little bit about the school," said Cooper. "He said he wanted me to come take a visit. If I do visit it will be in January."

"I haven't made the decision yet (about visiting Clemson). I'm not sure when I will decide."

And what about his other visits?

"I have my other visits set. I am going to Ole Miss this weekend. On December 16 I will be going to Miami. I am also going to visit Tennessee and Nebraska in January," Cooper added.

When asked if he has a leader, Cooper responded, "No sir, I don't have a leader right now."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding running back from Tennessee, right up through signing day. Top Stories