Earlier today 5-star defensive end Ricky Sapp played with pain for the East team at the US Army All-American game. Afterwards, the Palmetto standout spoke with CUTigers.com to set the record straight and put rumors about a pending visit to FSU to rest.
The 6-5, 225 pound prospect played some in the first half of the All-American game with a high ankle sprain. "I played some but they snatched me out," Sapp told CUTigers.com. "I really and truly should not have played in the first place. I really wanted to play, but I couldn't go any more."
Although he wasn't able to showcase his skills on national television on Saturday, Sapp enjoyed his trip to Texas. "It was a great trip. It was great to play with the best players in the nation. I have never seen Texas before. The weather was great," he said.
Sapp also wanted to make it crystal clear about where he intends to play college football. Several reports in recent days suggested he would likely take an official visit to Florida State. Sapp went on the record with CUTigers.com Saturday and denied those reports.
"Let me set the record straight. No sir, I am not going to visit Florida State. Clemson is my only visit," he said. "I am 110% firm with Clemson."
Sapp will be leaving San Antonio in the morning to return home, but he was not through recruiting for the Tigers. "I am working on C.J. Spiller and Clifton. I hope I have made some progress. I still have a little time," he said.
And how is the high ankle sprain doing after playing on it in today's game? "It is doing better. I just need to get back home and work on getting it better," he added.
We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defensive end from South Carolina, right up through signing day.
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