Matthews Will Visit Clemson Before Announcing

With Travian Robertson backing off his commitment to the Clemson coaching staff last week, the Tigers are turning up the heat on another one of their top defensive end prospects on the board. has all the details including a change in commitment timing in this recruiting update.

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Cliff Matthews, a 6-5, 230 pound defensive end prospect out Cheraw, told Sunday evening that he plans to visit both in-state schools again before he will be ready to make a decision in the recruiting process.

"I am going to visit both of them. I don't have a time period yet," Matthews told "Georgia is still my leader right now but I really don't have a percentage (on committing to Georgia over another school). All of the schools still have a shot."

The prize recruit said he spoke with Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden just last week.

"I am still hearing a lot from Clemson," he said. "I am still getting a lot of mail. I talked with coach Bowden a few days ago. He asked about my basketball tourney in Vegas.

"It went real well out there. I am playing for the South Carolina Celtics.

Matthews also said he still would like to try and play both sports in college.

"Coach Odum for Carolina told me he would give me a shot. One of the assistant basketball coaches for Georgia said they would give me a shot at basketball. When I go to Clemson again I plan to talk with coach Purnell to see what Clemson says."

What would the Tigers need to do to take the lead back for the 4-star defensive end?

"I don't know," he responded. "I am still pretty open. I am not sure what would change my mind. Right now I am probably going to wait before I make any decision. I want to wait until I feel it in my heart. I am going to wait until I am 100% solid." Top Stories