Via Wraps Up Clemson Trip

One of the top offensive tackle prospects in North Carolina just concluded his unofficial visit to Clemson. Is there any time frame in place for a verbal commitment? What schools will he be visiting next? CUTigers.com has the details in another recruiting update.

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Michael Via is a popular guy these days.

After an active spring evaluation period, the McLeansville, N.C. native has a handful of offers and more seem to be on the way.

Wednesday afternoon, Via and his mother wrapped up an unofficial visit to Clemson.

"It was good," Via told CUTigers.com afterwards. "We got a tour of everything, including the facilities - the West Zone and all the academic stuff. My mom really liked Vickery Hall. I thought it was nice."

Via said he met with several members of Clemson's coaching staff- including recruiting coordinator Billy Napier and offensive line coach Brad Scott.

"Coach Bowden wasn't there but coach Napier gave me all the tours around campus," he said. "I also got to talk to coach Scott. I had lunch with both of them. Everything went really well."

When asked if the visit help Clemson's chances with Via, he responded, "It did. It was impressive to see everything Clemson had to offer and to get to know the coaches better.

"I'm still a ways off on a decision but everything went good today."

Next up Via will travel south before heading back north later in June.

"Right now I am planning on going to Florida this weekend for a camp," he said. "The I'm going to Virginia Tech June 19 for another camp."

Clemson is recruiting Via as offensive tackle, even though he could play another position if need be.

"They like me as a tackle, but coach Scott said that they would cross train me to play other positions as well," he added.

At the Shrine Bowl combine in late April, Via measured in at 6-6, 252 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in 5.12-seconds.

Via grew up a childhood favorite of Virginia Tech.

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