"It Feels Great"

Clemson verbal commitment Mason Cloy called it a great sense of relief to have the recruiting process finally in the rear view mirror. CUTigers.com spoke with the star lineman on Sunday while he was at a media event in Williams-Brice Stadium and we've got the latest in this recruiting update.

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6-4, 260-pound center prospect Mason Cloy showed up at Williams-Brice stadium Sunday for a media event featuring the top high school prospects in South Carolina wearing his Clemson orange.

After all, it was just a few weeks ago he ended the recruiting process by verbally committing to Clemson.

"I am showing some Clemson pride," Cloy told CUTigers.com while he was there. "It feels great to have the recruiting process behind me now. It is a big relief."

Since his big decision, Cloy has been spending time in Atlanta visiting his father who has moved from Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. to Atlanta.

"It is a nice town and everything, but it just didn't feel like home," he said.

Cloy has also been on the phone with some of his future teammates since his commitment to the Tigers.

"I have talked to several of the guys," he said. "I have been talking with Landon (Walker), David (Smith) and Wilson (Norris). I have also talked with Scotty (Cooper)."

What are Cloy's goals for his senior year at Spring Valley?

"I want to win the state championship," he responded. "We came too close last year. We have a good team coming back this year. I think we will be able to do it."

Cloy added that he will not likely be seeing much action on the offensive line this year for Spring Valley. Like last season, he'll be focusing his efforts on the field as a tight end.

"Right now I am just going to play tight end this year," he said.

Cloy was the fourth verbal commitment for the Tigers on the offensive line in the 2007 recruiting class. Clemson is expected to sign one more offensive lineman, most likely a tackle.

Cloy and Scotty Cooper in Williams-Brice Stadium.

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