Linthicum Enjoys "Awesome" Trip

Earlier this summer tight end Brian Linthicum committed to Clemson without ever witnessing the game day experience in Death Valley. That all changed on Saturday as Brian attended his first Clemson home game.

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The 6-5, 230 pound tight end prospect traveled to Clemson last Saturday with his mother for the Tigers' 2006 season opener against Florida Atlantic.

"It was great. The game was awesome. It was everything my mom and I expected it to be," Linthicum told "The stadium was great. What they have done with the WestZone is great. The recruiting room was really nice. They did a great job. The people we met were awesome."

Before the game Brian had the opportunity to speak with several of Clemson's coaches.

"I got there about an hour before the game," he said. "I had a chance to speak with coach Napier and coach Spence."

Linthicum also said he will travel back to Clemson later this fall for an official visit before he enrolls in January.

"Yeah I am going to come back and take my official visit," he said. "It may be for the South Carolina game. I want to get my dad out to watch a game. I also have tickets to the Virginia Tech game so I will go see Clemson there."

The Clemson coaching staff has kept in frequent contact with Linthicum the past few weeks.

"They have done a great job," he said. "Coach Hogan and coach Napier have been great. I talk with them almost every other day."

Linthcium also said he can't wait to play in coach Spence's offense.

"I really liked the offense they ran," Linthicum added. "It was good to see the number of times they ran two tight end sets with Hunter and Robinson. They also had some sets where they used two tight ends and a fullback." Top Stories