4-Star DL Down to Clemson, Carolina

After spending some time at the beach in recent days, this 4-star defensive end is ready to end the recruiting process. CUTigers.com has the latest in a recruiting battle that will be all to familiar to residents of the Palmetto state.

DL Travian Robertson Profile

One of the top defensive linemen in the south, North Carolina native Travian Robertson, told CUTigers.com Friday evening that he just returned from a vacation at the beach, and is now ready to go on the record with two leaders in the recruiting process.

"I just got back from North Myrtle Beach. I had fun but it started raining. We came home because we ran out of things to do in the rain.

"I really had time to think about things while I was there. Right now you can say that my top two schools are Clemson and South Carolina. If I had a top four I would include North Carolina and North Carolina State. But I am pretty much down to Clemson and South Carolina."

Clemson assistant coach Billy Napier spoke with the 6-4, 220 pound prospect on Friday night. "I actually just got off the phone with coach Napier. We were talking about me coming down for another trip so I can meet coach Bowden before I make my decision. It is going to be hard to get down there because we are about to start practice again. I'm good with going, but I need to talk with my parents and head coach. I really don't know if I will go or when I will go yet."

If Robertson had to decide today where would he sign? "That would be hard," he responded. "I couldn't really tell you. I am so confused with those two. It is really going to be a real hard decision for either one."

What does he like about both schools?

Clemson: "I really like the coaches and the whole environment at Clemson. Clemson has the college atmosphere. It feels more like a college town there. The others are more like a city. I am from a smaller town so I like the atmosphere at Clemson."

South Carolina: "It is more city like. As far as football wise I like it. I see the football program getting better there. I can handle something as long as I know it is getting better. I can tell they are going to get better with coach Spurrier."

Not surprisingly, a verbal commitment should come sometime during the next few weeks.

"It will probably be in next few weeks but I want to talk with my parents about setting a date," he said. "I also want to talk with both coaches some more. I know I have to deal with North Carolina and North Carolina State coaches some more. I liked both of them from the get go. I have been real busy with my football. I want to make a few more calls."

The plans are already being discussed for a press conference to announce Robertson's decision. "They are talking about having a press conference at school. It will not be this week. It could be the week after or the next week."

The prize recruit is getting plenty of support from his family on his big decision, but in the end, it will indeed be his decision.

"My parents are helping me, but they told me it will be my decision," said Robertson. "My head coach is giving me a lot of advice, but not telling me what to do. He is just telling me what to look for and what to ask the schools."

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