Top Junior OL Visiting Clemson Saturday

South Carolina's top junior offensive lineman will be in Death Valley on Saturday to watch the Tigers open the 2006 season against Florida Atlantic. Do the Tigers still lead? What other schools are showing interest? CUTigers.com subscribers read on to find out!

OL Dalton Freeman Profile

Dalton Freeman, a 6-5, 270 pound offensive line prospect out of Pelion, S.C. for the class of 2008 is already off to a fast start.

"We actually opened the season in week 0. We are 2-0 right now. We won pretty big both games," Freeman said. "I graded out at 96 in the first game. Last week I graded out at 94, with five pancakes and eight knockdowns."

College coaches cannot initiate contact with juniors just yet, but that hasn't stopped Dalton from speaking with coach Brad Scott.

"I call coach Scott a lot. We talk on a weekly basis. Clemson still my favorite," he said.

What is the junior hearing from Clemson about a potential scholarship offer?

"He is going to come watch me play and take it from there. He said he would come in the next few weeks," said Freeman. "I will be there this weekend for the Clemson game."

Clemson is not the only school showing early interest in South Carolina's top junior offensive lineman.

"I am hearing from Wake Forest," he said. "That is where my dad played. They are really picking it up lately. I am hearing from Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and a bunch of them. I hear from most of the schools in the south."

The prize recruit has also been working as hard in the classroom as he has on the field.

"School is going good," Freeman said. "I have like 3 A's and a B so far. I am trying to keep that 3.8 average. Right now I am in the top 10% of my class."

If the Tigers offer Freeman this fall would the Pelion standout go ahead with a verbal commitment?

"I would love to go ahead and commit and get it over with, but I would probably still wait," he responded. "That might change when they offer though. Clemson is definitely my favorite. Clemson is where I want to go to school and where I want to play football. I'm just not sure I am ready to go ahead and make the commitment."

Scout.com currently rates Freeman as the No. 1 offensive lineman in South Carolina for the class of 2008.

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