Napier Talks with Tight End

As the Tigers continue to build an impressive 2007 recruiting class, there could be one more addition to this year's class. New tight ends coach Billy Napier has followed this Shrine Bowl tight end out of Wando since last summer and he now plans to officially visit Clemson next weekend. CUTigers.com has the details in this recruiting update.

6-4, 247 pound tight end prospect Foxy Foxworth spoke Thursday evening with CUTigers.com about an upcoming official visit to Clemson University.

"I am going to Clemson next weekend," Foxworth said. "Then I am going to South Carolina the following weekend. I talked with coach Spurrier today and he wants me to come up that next weekend."

The Shrine Bowl tight end has been planning to walk-on at South Carolina, but the arrival of Billy Napier at Clemson has put the Tigers squarely in the mix.

"It was the plan. I am pretty sure it still is. Coach Napier followed me during the Shrine Bowl for South Carolina State. He also saw me at the Furman passing camp last year. When he got to Clemson he called," Foxworth said. "I actually talked to coach Napier and coach Spence last night. When I called coach Napier he was in with coach Spence watching some film. He let me talk with coach Spence."

The Tigers showed some interest in Foxworth during the Shrine Bowl, but that interest seemingly died down in January. "I talked with coach Hobby and coach Scott during the Shrine Bowl week. I hadn't really heard from Clemson since then until I heard from coach Napier," Foxworth said.

The Palmetto state standout attended several Clemson games last fall. "Yeah I went to three games at Clemson last year so I know what it's like," he said. "I just want to take the visit and see what they have to say about it."

So where do things really stand with Foxworth with upcoming visits to Clemson and South Carolina? "To be honest I can't really say until I take my visits," he responded. "Right now it is still South Carolina, but I won't shutoff Clemson until I take the visit."

Foxworth, who has not been offered by Clemson, said of his senior stats, "I had 12 catches for over 150 yards. I had around 45 knockdowns and another 50 pancake blocks."

Foxworth added that even though his family has ties to South Carolina, that will not interfere with his recruitment. "A bunch of my family went to South Carolina. But during the recruiting process that won't matter," he said.

The talented tight end also carries a 3.1 GPA and has an 1160 on his SAT in the old format.

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