Maurice Nelson is certainly one of the top defensive prospects in the state of South Carolina this year, and the Clemson Tigers continue to be his favorite.
"Clemson is my number one right now," said Nelson said in an interview with Scott Kennedy. "My brother is up there, and I've been following them since I was a sophomore. It's not a done deal though; I also like South Carolina, Maryland, FSU, and Tennessee. I like some other schools too, but they would be my top 5."
Big FB Demetrius Morant is still awaiting an offer from Clemson, but nothing new has developed in the last several weeks. Crestwood coach Brian Jackson indicated not too long ago that the Tigers are stil very interested.
"I talked to Coach Stockstill the other day and he said the Tigers are looking for a big back. They are close to offering, but wanted to evaluate a little more," said Jackson.
We are expecting to have more information on Morant later in the week.
In other news, it appears that TE Will Paul, one of the top ranked tight ends by TheInsiders, will in fact visit Clemson next month. "I am visiting Georgia Tech and Clemson in July and I will also camp at LSU in July. Right now, my top 10 in no order) would be Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, LSU, Clemson, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Oregon, and Purdue."
Paul is being recruited as a tight end by most schools, but some are looking at him as a defensive end as well. Clemson likes him on offense because of his outstanding quickness and great hands. It certainly is a great sign that he'll make his way over from Missouri to camp in Tiger Town.
As it stands now, the Tigers seem to be positioning themselves for a great run with some of the top offensive line prospects around the country. Zeb McKinzey, Trevor Rees, Jarrod Britt have all indicated within the last two weeks that the Tigers just may well be the team to beat.
Strangely enough, many of these bigtime prospects have commented on how much they not only like Clemson the school, but also Clemson and the surrounding area.
"I love that lake up there," said big OL Jarrod Britt this past weekend. "I love to fish, and that lake is just awesome."
"The campus was great," noted Trevor Rees, a solid offensive lineman out of Pearland, Texas. "There were a lot of trees, and we aren't really used to seeing that around here."
I can't think of anyone better to welcome to the Clemson family than someone who already appreciates the beauty of the upstate.
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