Seminoles Make Strong Push for Britt

The Florida State Seminoles have made a strong push for Clemson verbal commitment Jarrod Britt. Hear how one of Clemson's top verbal commitments for the 2003 class feels about <i>that</i> and his official visit to Tiger Town this past weekend in this report.

Offensive lineman Jarrod Britt (6'4, 280, 4.95) and his father, Don Britt made their way up to Clemson this weekend for the Tigers' game against Louisiana Tech, and both came away very impressed.

"The school has absolutely the most beautiful campus we have seen," said Don. "We couldn't get over the amount of progress they have made on the facilities. We also saw Auburn play La Tech last year, Clemson yesterday was louder than Auburn."

The Britt's also had a chance to sit down with Coach Bowden just hours before kickoff.

"Coach Bowden took us in his office and he was so pleasant; it was probably an hour before kickoff. I told him about Florida State making such a push for Jarrod, and he said he was gonna call his old man. They seem to be real close, that's the way it's supposed to be."

While Jarrod has been offered by nearly every school in the southeast, including both FSU and Florida, Don Britt maintains that Clemson will still be his son's final destination.

"Jarrod's decision was made based on the school and the potential of the football program. I knew Bowden was top notch. And I think Coach West can develop him to fit nicely into their system. We had tickets to the Florida-Miami game, but Clemson is gonna be his home," said Don Britt.

"The Florida coaches told us we were crazy, along with a ton of Georgia sportswriters. They will not say that in a couple of years, Clemson is on the rise," Britt added.

Jarrod committed to the Tigers back in early July and since that time he has picked up offers from schools like Notre Dame, Florida State, and Ohio State. He is currently listed as the #36 prospect (4-star) in the country by

"I told Coach Bowden yesterday that I really liked the way Ron West handled himself in the recruiting process. He's tough, but he is a players coach and I was very impressed with Bowden," said Don Britt.

Jarrod's team, McEachern High School, has gotten off to a solid start this season as they have bolted out of the gates to a 2-0 record. We will continue to keep you updated on Jarrod Britt throughout the season. Top Stories