TE Plans Clemson Visit Before Commit

One of the top tight end prospects in the southeast plans to take an unofficial visit to Clemson before he announces a verbal commitment. CUTigers.com brings you the latest including the summer visit plans and the commitment timeframe for this blue-chip tight end.

Scholarship offers continue to roll in for 6-4, 240 pound tight end prospect Bruce Figgens.

"My latest offers are from LSU and South Carolina. That gives me 11 offers," Figgens told CUTigers.com in a recent interview.

When asked about his current favorites, Figgens responded, "My top five are Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State and South Carolina."

When asked about his upcoming unofficial visit plans, Figgens said, "Right now I'm planning on going to the senior camp at Auburn. Georgia is having another junior day. I plan to go to that. I will also take an unofficial visit to Clemson."

A verbal commitment should come from the prize recruit sometime during the next four to six weeks. "I was thinking I would be ready to decide by the end of June or early July. I will take all three of the visits before then," stated Figgens.

Clemson tight ends coach Billy Napier is working hard to convince the Georgia standout how well he would fit into the Clemson offense. "He's showing me the most interest right now," he said. "I text with him about every day. He tells me about the offensive schemes. He tells me how they would use me at tight end."

What will be the most important factors when the star tight end selects a school? "I will look at how they use the tight end," Figgens responded. "I want to know what their plan is for me. I want to know if they will use me for passing, blocking or both. I will look at the football aspects the most."

The Shaw High (Ga.) standout is also looking for a balanced offense. "I am a good blocker so I don't mind blocking. I have decent speed to get out on routes. I also have good hands. I am looking for some balance."

Finally, Figgens commented on spring practice, which concluded earlier this month. "It went good. We finished up about two weeks ago," he added.

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