Top TE Set to Visit Clemson

One of the top tight ends on the east coast will make an unofficial visit to Clemson in just a few weeks. has the latest in this recruiting update.

TE Mike Cruz Profile

6-4, 245 pound tight end Mike Cruz, who is one of the top tight end targets for Clemson in the 2008 recruiting class, will visit the Tigers in July.

In a recent interview with, Cruz talked about his upcoming plans.

"Right now I am going to Clemson and Florida State towards the middle or end of July," he said. "I will probably go to both schools on the same trip. I will be going down for unofficial visits.

"I went to West Virginia two weeks ago. It was a real good visit."

The impressive offer list continues to grow for the top tight end.

"I can't remember how many offers I have right now. The latest offers were from Wisconsin and Boston College," said Cruz.

When asked about his current favorites, Cruz responded, "I am not too sure. In the past month or two I have been concentrating on school and working hard for the upcoming season. I don't have a top 10 or anything like that but I would like to have a top five before the season starts."

What will the prize recruit consider when selecting his college destination?

"First I will look at the academics. Then I will look at the reputation of the football program. I will look for a school that can help me become a better person in life. I will also look for a school that can help me with my football career. Then I will look for playing time," replied Cruz.

How important will distance be to his decision process?

"Distance is not too important. I am willing to travel," said Cruz. "I will probably make my decision in the middle of end of my season. I will take all five of my official visits. Then I will start evaluating the schools."

Cruz caught 19 passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns from his tight end position as a junior, earning first-team All-Conference honors in the process. On the defensive side of the ball, he recorded 38 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown. Top Stories