Looking Around?

One of the top running backs in Georgia has already made a verbal commitment to Tennessee, but that isn't stopping him from looking at other schools including Clemson. How did the Junior Day visit to Clemson help the Tigers chances? CUTigers.com has all the details in this recruiting update.

RB Tauren Poole Profile

5-10, 200 pound running back prospect Tauren Poole visited Clemson earlier this month.

"I went to Junior Day at Clemson," he said. "It was pretty good. I got to talk to a few of the coaches. I felt good talking with coaches. I like Clemson."

The Stephens County (Ga.) standout already has several impressive scholarship offers.

"I have offers from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Tennessee. I am also hearing from LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Mississippi and Mississippi State," he said.

Poole, who is already committed to Tennessee, says he will continue to look at other schools before finalizing his verbal commitment.

"I am still committed to Tennessee, but I just want to check out a few places," he said. "I want to see where the best place is for me. I am just looking at a few places," replied the prize recruit. "I plan to still visit Auburn, Clemson and Georgia Tech."

What will be most important to Poole when he makes his final decision?

"I just want to contribute as a freshman. I want to go to a school with good academics where I can graduate on time. I want to major in Business. I want to go where I will receive good coaching so that I can make it to the National Football League," replied Poole.

The talented running back has many strengths that make him one of the top running backs in Georgia.

"I have great vision. I have good speed coming out of the backfield. I am more of a balanced back. I try to use my talents in a lot of ways," said Poole.

The commitment timing could be impacted by a decision to graduate early.

"I am not sure when I will make my decision. I am thinking about graduating early. I really don't know yet. I am just taking it one day at a time," stated Poole.

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