4-Star OL Clemson's Ace Recruiter

The nation's No. 13 offensive tackle according to Scout.com was the first player to commit to the Tigers for the class of 2009 and he's already doing everything in his power to help the Tigers put together another top 10 class. CUTigers.com has the latest in this recruiting update.

OL J.K. Jay Profile

6-7, 290 pound offensive lineman J.K. Jay is back to full strength after breaking his ankle last fall.

"It is going great," Jay told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "I beat our second fastest receiver in a 40 yard sprint today. It is going well."

A new coaching staff has the players at Christ Church working hard to prepare for the fall.

"I have been lifting and running every Monday to Thursday. We have some new coaches this year and they are working us hard. The Frost brothers are our new coaches. My offensive line coach use to coach Cory Lambert and David Smith so we have a pipeline going," said Jay.

Last week the Palmetto standout traveled to Clemson to watch his future teammates.

"I went down to catch some practice," he said. "I just wanted to go up and watch my boys and see them compete. David [Smith] is really doing well. They are all doing great. They are going to be hard to beat."

J.K. is doing his best to recruit the nation's best players to join him at Clemson.

"I have been calling a lot of guys," he said. "I have called Devonte Holloman, Craig Loston, Sam Montgomery, Brandon Thomas, Stephon Gilmore, Jarvis Jones, Johnnie Farms and Jamal Patterson."

Another Under Armour All American has gotten really close with the top lineman.

"Sam and I are like best friends now. We are going to room together at the Under Armour game. Sam just likes to flirt with everyone, but I think he'll end up at Clemson when it is all said and done. He will probably line up all of the hats and pick Clemson," said Jay.

Does the 4-star lineman think he will convince any of the other prospects to join him in Tigertown?

"I know Craig really likes Clemson. I think we can get all of them. I know that probably isn't going to happen, but I think Clemson has a good shot with all of them," replied Jay.

Another trip to Death Valley is planned for April 12.

"I will be coming up for the spring game. Sam, Roderick and a couple of other guys are all going to spend the night together at Clemson," said Jay.

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