Virginia TE Visits Clemson Thursday

This athletic tight end out of the Charlottesville, Va. area visited Clemson today in an unofficial capacity. Did he leave Tigertown impressed? Will he seriously consider the Tigers in the recruiting process? CUTigers.com has all the details in another recruiting updated.

TE Brian Linthicum Profile

6-5, 230 pound tight end prospect Brian Linthicum traveled to Clemson Thursday with his mother to see just what the Tigers have to offer.

When asked about his trip, Linthicum said, "It has gone pretty well. We toured the athletic facilities. I got to meet with the academic advisors. We got to see the stadium and the new WestZone. It is going to be very nice. It is a great addition to an already nice stadium."

Graduate assistant Paul Hogan, who is recruiting the talented tight end for the Tigers, spent some time with Brian and his mother during the visit. "I got to meet with Coach Hogan," he said. "He and Coach Napier showed me and my mom around campus. We also talked with the strength coach and saw the weight room."

Offensive coordinator Rob Spence also showed the Virginia standout how he could fit into the Tiger's offense.

"I spoke a lot with Coach Spence," he said. "He broke it down for me. He talked about how they use the tight end. The offense is definitely something I would like to be part of. It would give me a chance to play early. They use a lot of two and three tight end sets."

How did Mrs. Linthicum enjoy the visit? "She really enjoyed it. She thought the coaches did a great job showing me everything I need to see. She loved the opportunity they put in front of me," replied Linthicum.

When asked if he has a leader in the recruiting process, Linthicum responded, "No, I don't have a leader or a top five yet. I am still kind of open. I still want to see some other schools first."

The visit tour will continue over the course of the next week or so for the prize recruit. "This week we are going to see Ohio State, Michigan State and Boston College," he said. "I have offers from all of them except Ohio State. I am going to a one-day camp at Ohio State. I think they are close to offering."

A commitment should come over the next four to six weeks for Linthicum. "I am definitely going to make a commitment this summer. It will probably be July or early August," he said.

What was the highlight of the Clemson visit? "It was probably lunch. I got to eat and talk with Thomas Hunter. He was great. He helped me learn more about the school from a player's point of view. He talked about what it takes to get where he is," responded Linthicum.

CUTigers.com will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding tight end from Virginia, right up through signing day.

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