Top Juniors Meet with Clemson Staff

With National Signing Day less than a week away, the Clemson coaching staff is already hard at work on the 2007 recriting class. CB Gary Gray, one of top junior prospects in South Carolina, received a visit from several Clemson coaches today, as did teammate Mark Barnes. Both players are ranked among's Top 15 juniors in the Palmetto state.

5-11, 180 pound junior cornerback prospect Gary Gray received a visit today from several Clemson coaches, including head coach Tommy Bowden.

"Coach Scott, coach Swinney and coach Bowden came by the school today," Gray told "They came by to see me and Mark [Barnes]. They talked about how they are trying to get their junior class going. They asked me how I was doing in school and stuff like that."

Gray, who has already been a popular athlete in the recruiting process, has a handful of offers to prove it. "Right now I have offers from Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina State, Auburn, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Michigan and Virginia Tech," he said.

When asked if he has any early favorites, Gray responded, "No I don't have any right now. I'm just trying to take it all in right now. Most schools (including Clemson) are recruiting me as a corner."

Gray has already scheduled visits to several schools this spring, including at least two, and possibly even three to Clemson. "I am going to try to get up for a basketball game soon. I know I will be up there for spring practice," he said. "Mark and I are both going to the NIKE camp up there, I know that. We talked about that today actually."

Another interesting tidbit from Gray is that he currently plans on graduating from Richland-Northeast early.

"I am looking for a strong academic background. I am also looking for great coaches and great facilities. I am going to graduate early so I will probably make my decision next fall," Gray said. Top Stories